Chocolate Pots de Creme

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Pot de crème is a barely set, creamy French custard served in small dishes. Traditionally it is thickened with eggs and baked in a water bath, but we’ve “cheated” by using Devon custard, eliminating the baking step.

Tags: Intermediate, 20 Mins, Desserts, Chocolate, French, Chill, For the Holidays, New Years, Vegetarian
Serves: 12
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 15  minutes
Cooking time: 5  minutes
Total: 20 *  minutes

* chill time=4 hours

Additional Information


1 1/4 cups (300 mL) 35% whipping cream
2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
1 bar (300 g) PC Extra Dark Chocolate , chopped
1 can (400 g) PC Devon Custard
PC Sugar, Chocolate & Cinnamon Blend Grinder


  1. In saucepan, bring cream to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat. Whisk in chopped chocolate. Whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in custard until thoroughly combined. Divide mixture among 12 ramekins or small dessert bowls. Refrigerate uncovered until set, about 4 hours.
  2. Serve garnished with dollop of whipped cream and/or fresh berries, if desired. Before serving, grind a little grinder over top.

Chef's Tips

Make ahead: May be made up to one day before serving. After initial 4 hour set time, cover ramekins with plastic wrap.

Don’t like chopping chocolate? Break the bar into squares and chop in food processor.

Nutritional Information

Per serving
Calories 280 Cal
Fat 20 g
Sodium 20 mg
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fibre 3 g
Protein 4 g
Source of fibre