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a closeup of a chocolate pots de crème in a ramekin topped with whipped cream and chocolate.

Chocolate Pot de Crème

Chocolate Pot de Crème is perfect dessert for chocolate lovers who want to indulge in something rich and creamy. It's a classic French dessert that is both elegant and easy to prepare, making it an ideal choice for dinner parties or special occasions.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 331kcal


For Pots de Crème

  • ¾ cup (170 grams) milk
  • ½ cup (115 grams) heavy cream
  • ½ cup (85 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 large (50 grams) whole egg
  • 1 large (20 grams) egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons (30 grams) sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For Whipped Cream

  • ½ cup (115 grams) heavy cream
  • sugar to taste


For Pots de Crème

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees (F). You will need 4 small or 2 large ramekins.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the milk and cream to a boil over medium heat. Add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the whole egg, egg yolk, sugar, and salt until well combined.
  • Slowly pour to chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, whisking the whole time. Pass the mixture through a sieve. Pour the crème into the ramekins.
  • Place the ramekins into a deep baking dish and fill with water so it covers at least ¾ of the way up the ramekins. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the middle of the crème no longer jiggles.
  • Remove the ramekins from the water and allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then chill until ready to serve.

For Whipped Cream:

  • In a small bowl whisk heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.


  • The provided nutrition information is an estimate. The calorie accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Check on the pots de crème often while baking. They can become overbaked pretty quickly.
    Make sure the chocolate is fully melted. You can chop the chocolate up into small pieces to help it melt faster. If it is not fully melted it can make the finished product gritty.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.4g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 22.4g | Saturated Fat: 13.3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 25.2g | Calcium: 86mg