Pot de Creme

LAST UPDATED: Apr 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 13, 2018 | By:

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.

3 chocolate pots de creme in heart shaped ramekins

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.

2 pot de creme with strawberries on top

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 in heart ramekin

How to Make Chocolate Pots de Creme

  1. Bring cream and milk to a boil. boiling cream to make pots de creme
  2. Add chocolate or chocolate chips and whisk into cream. chocolate chips in measuring cupchocolate on stove top
  3. Remove from heat and add to sugar and yolk mixture.
  4. Fill casserole dish halfway with water. Place ramekins into the water bath. Fill ramekins with chocolate mixture. water bath
  5. Cover with foil, poke holes and bake. how to bake pots de creme
  6. Allow to cool, then refrigerate.

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.

3 heart ramekins with chocolate pots de creme garnished with creme and strawberries

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chocolate in heart ramekins

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pot de creme valentines day recipe

Pot de Creme

Author: Julie Blanner
Easy chocolate pot de creme recipe with just 10-15 minutes hands on time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 366 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons 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.


    Calories:366kcalCarbohydrates:17gProtein:5gFat:32gSaturated Fat:19gCholesterol:215mgSodium:39mgPotassium:170mgFiber:1gSugar:13gVitamin A:1081IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:86mgIron:1mg
    5 from 1 vote
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