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 did’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).
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.
Chocolate Tea Cups
A luxurious, quick and easy Chocolate Pots de Creme recipe with a twist.
- 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 In 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.