Pot de Creme

LAST UPDATED: Feb 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 13, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Finally, an easy recipe for Chocolate Pot de Creme. It’s simple, sweet and tastes decadent. The perfect Valentine’s Day dessert, and not a moment too soon.

easy pot de creme recipe

When Chris and I enjoy dinner out, we often share a dessert and have a few go to’s like bread pudding, creme brûlée and pot de creme. If I’m having dessert in lieu of a glass of wine or have to extend a workout to fit in the extra calories, it has to be worth it. And believe me, these little ramekins of love are absolutely worth it.

pot de creme

I felt a little intimidated to recreate pot de creme because it felt time consuming and fussy, so I dumbed down the New York Times Extra-Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Creme recipe into an easy, more palatable version that I can’t keep my spoon out of. It takes just 15 minutes hands on time!

chocolate pot de creme

I took photos step by step to show you just how easy it is!

chocolate pots de creme
bring cream & milk to a boil


chocolate pots de creme recipe
use chocolate chips to eliminate need to cut/shave chocolate


easy chocolate pots de creme
whisk chocolate into cream {and make a mess if you have a short attention span like me}


easy way to make pots de creme
turn off heat and add to sugar/yolk mixture


water bath
fill a casserole hallway with water and place your ramekins to give them a water bath


how to bake pots de creme
cover with foil, poke holes and bake


allow them to cool before refrigerating

This pot de creme is so quick and effortless, but tastes like you labored all day. Hey, I like Chris to think I work, really hard.

pot de creme valentines day recipe

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Pot de Creme

Easy chocolate pot de creme recipe with just 10-15 minutes hands on time.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 6


  • 1 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1/2 c whole milk
  • 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 Tbsp sugar


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, bring cream and milk to a boil. Reduce to low and whisk in chocolate until smooth.
  • In a large bowl or mixer, whisk yolks and sugar.
  • Gradually incorporate chocolate mixture into yolks. 
  • Fill a roasting pan or baking dish half full with hot water. Add chocolate mixture to ramekins and place in baking dish.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and poke fork holes.
  • Bake 30 minutes, until set but still jiggly. Transfer to wire rack to cool or refrigerate.
  • Optional: top with whipped cream or sweet creme fraiche.


Shown served with creme fraiche and strawberries but can be enjoyed alone.
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