Quick Pots de Creme

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Fast and easy to prepare, this adult-style chocolate "pudding" (actually, more a dense mousse than a pudding) is rated "R"... for rich!

Quick Pots de Creme

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Yield: 6 servings
Published: 01/01/2010


Tips from our bakers

  • If you worry about raw eggs and food safety issues, use a pasteurized egg in this recipe.
  • Want to make this into a delicious and easy chocolate cream pie? Read our blog post.


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1) Place the chocolate chips, salt, sugar, and espresso powder in a blender or food processor and pulse until finely ground.

2) Add the egg and pulse just until the mixture is smooth.

3) Heat the cream to just below a boil, with small bubbles forming around the edge of the saucepan (or microwave-safe bowl).

4) Turn on the blender or processor, and slowly add the cream. Scrape down the sides of the container if necessary. Add the flavoring of your choice and pulse to blend.

5) Divide into 6 individual serving cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

6) Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Or simply garnish with a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar and fresh berries.

Yield: 6 servings.


  • 10/28/2014
  • Kelly from
  • I haven't made this yet, so am not rating it, though it looks fabulous. Does anyone have any idea if this can be made ahead and frozen without affecting the texture?
    I am sorry but this is not something you can freeze. I hope you will try it! Elisabeth@KAF
  • star rating 07/03/2014
  • jenloo from KAF Community
  • I plan to make this for the family Independence Day celebration, but I thought I'd give it a trial run this evening, without ever having read the reviews. I followed the recipe, except that I didn't notice that the egg should be room temperature. After chilling for two hours, the cups WERE set, but they seemed a little loose still. However, I'm extremely pleased. My daughters are begging to eat the test batch. When I put together the double-batch for tomorrow, I'll be sure to use room-temp eggs. The flavor is absolutely fabulous, and if I could give 10 stars, I would.
  • star rating 06/03/2014
  • Judy from GA
  • This is an absolutely delicious recipe! I'm wondering if it can be doubled?

    Absolutely...the more the merrier! Happy Baking! Jocelyn@KAF

  • star rating 09/18/2013
  • akiko from washington state
  • If you want an easy, yet amazing, silky, uber rich chocolate pie, this is the recipe for you. I find it more of a mocha pie -- the amount of espresso powder could probably be reduced by half, then I would have given it 5 stars. I didn't even need to freeze it -- it firmed up perfectly in the fridge. Other than that, it is crazy good! A little slice goes a long way.
  • star rating 09/03/2013
  • Enid from Wisconsin
  • The flavor of the recipe was excellent; however, my pots did not set up even after sitting overnight in the fridge. I will try again tonight and see if I'm the culprit rather than the recipe.
    Be sure you are not making any substitutions. Please contact our Bakers' Hotline for further assistance, 1-855-371-2253. We are here every day! Elisabeth
  • star rating 09/03/2013
  • motorcyklmikl from KAF Community
  • Before reading this review please understand I know chocolate. My name is Michael. I am a chocoholic. I followed the recipe and used Godiva liqueur instead of vanilla. The taste of chocolate was overwhelming. I won't make it again, but if I did I'd use vanilla instead of the liqueur.
  • star rating 09/01/2013
  • Judy from Lima, NY
  • So smooth and velvety. I have 4 in the family and they fought over who gets the 5th one. I liked the idea of the ball jars and that's what I used.
  • star rating 08/29/2013
  • Myra from VA
  • Rated R is right! These quick little babies are sinfully rich, silky, chocolate pots of amazing! My pots were 4oz ball jars... perfect size, and the lids make for easy storing. Thanks for this decadent, yet easy recipe!