Chocolate Pots de Crème Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Pots de Crème Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pots de Crème Recipe

Chocolate Pots de Crème is a French dessert similar to chocolate mousse or ganache, albeit a much more decadent and richer delight. If you’re a dessert lover but not much of a baker (like myself), this is the perfect dessert to showcase your ‘baking skills’ for Valentine’s Day.

After a brisk stroll through a winter wonderland followed by a romantic candlelight dinner, nothing expresses that ‘I Love You’ like home-made dessert enjoyed together while cosying on the couch watching your favourite flick. And setting up that romance takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. The hardest part is waiting for your chocolate pots de crème to set up and richen, generally in the fridge for several hours or preferably, overnight.

Keep it Simple with Quality Ingredients

The French really do love their crèmes desserts, such as petit pots de crème or “little pots” which comes in a wide variety of flavours: amaretto, caramel, almond, cognac, coconut milk, espresso, raspberry, lavender, cardamom and best of all, dark chocolate. The traditional way of making Pots de Crème is in a bain marie, a special baking dish filled with hot water and placed in the oven.  There are a few recipes out there that prepare it on the stovetop, but personally, the oven method is best. The water keeps the moisture in, resulting in a delightfully creamy and richly textured dessert.

The secret to the perfect pots de creme is in its simplicity, the ingredients are basic (but quality) and the methods are simple. Follow the recipe step by step, and you will create the perfect romantic Valentine dessert to keep your sweetheart dazed!

On a less romantic note, let me make a little disclaimer: quality ingredients are paramount. For the best aphrodisiacal effects (wink wink), you want only quality ingredients, meaning actual 35% cream, not low-fat milk; dark organic chocolate that is 65 perfect or more, not milk chocolate chips. Usually, this dessert is made with white sugar but since I’m avoiding it for health reason, I went with cane sugar instead (as usual) and luckily, it turned out just as great!

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dark chocolate for valentine day

The Perfect Whipped Cream for Your Chocolate Pots de Creme

If you still have a whole lot of whipping cream left over, whip up the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream with 2 tablespoons of confectioners sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract with an electric mixer to make the perfect whipped cream to add to the top of your Chocolate Pots de Creme. It will take about 2-3 minutes until the mixture forms soft peaks. Once your petit pots de crème cooled down, spoon some of this whipped cream on top, and finish it off with some raspberries, grated chocolate, cocoa powder and/or little sprigs of mint leaves.

As a final note, I really hope you try this delicious dessert and good luck on your romantic endeavours. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Pots De Creme Recipe for Valentines Day

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9 Comments

  1. I will definitely try this recipe for my family. it looks so tasty,??Thanks to you for sharing. I like all the pictures.

  2. Oh my my! I am already feeling hungry. This recipe is so good and I am so excited to try it out. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  4. This is such a lovely recipe! I’d love to try this with my fiance! Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ Let me know if you are interested in doing collabs! xx

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