Chocolate pots de creme is sort of the French version of American chocolate pudding (only not at all).
Over the weekend, we were invited to dinner by friends. It was a bit of a last-minute thing and I didn’t want to show up empty-handed. I didn’t have a lot of time or ingredients, but after a quick inventory of the kitchen, I was able to whip these up in no time.
This is my version of the Chocolate pots de creme are made in silicone tea cups ( click here to get a set of your own). And if you love making sweets why not try my Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cups or Homemade Coconut Mound Cups.
It’s a rich, creamy, and luxurious dessert that can be thrown together easily, but gives an impressive presentation. I was making this for a family-friendly evening, but for grown-ups, add a couple of tablespoons of your favorite liqueur for an added indulgence.
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Have ready 8 tea cups.
- In a small saucepan or the microwave, heat the cream just until boiling.
- Place the chocolate, sugar, coffee granules, and vanilla into a medium mixing bowl
- When the cream is just boiling, pour it over the chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Skim off any foam that may have formed and discard.
- Pour the chocolate cream into the teacups dividing it evenly.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Serve with whipped cream.