Easy Dark Chocolate Pots de Crème French Custard Recipe Is a Chocolate Lover's Dream Come True by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Dark Chocolate Pots de Crème French Custard Recipe Is a Chocolate Lover's Dream Come True

Pots de crème is a French custard that dates back to the 17th century, and literally means "pot of cream." If you're a chocolate lover, this decadent dessert recipe is a dream come true. Especially because this amazing dessert looks really fancy, but it's really easy to prepare!

This easy dark chocolate pots de crème recipe only has four ingredients (we don't count the salt), so it's super simple to make. In fact, it's ready to refrigerate in only about a half hour!

This French custard recipe is perfect for the holidays, but don't wait for a special occasion to make this delicious chocolate dessert. It's so easy that you can enjoy it any night of the week (and we think you deserve to)!

Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes, plus 6 hours to refrigerate
Total Time: 30 minutes, plus 6 hours to refrigerate

Servings: 4


  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • dash salt

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a sauce pot, whisk together the cream, yolks, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking, until it gets bubbly and thick.
  2. Add the cream mixture to a blender along with the chopped chocolate. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into four ramekins. Pop in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Top with whipped cream, grated chocolate, cocoa powder or fresh berries, if desired. 

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Dark Chocolate $4 & Up
White Sugar $3 & Up
Blenders $20 & Up
Ramekins $6 & Up
Cocoa Powder $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Well, you just made my day. WOW, does this look amazing! #yum
Dieter Schmitz
I can’t wait to try this dark chocolate yumminess!

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