Pots de Creme

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


5 servings

Updated: Aug. 18, 2023
Looking for an easy recipe to make for your sweetheart? Served in pretty, stemmed glasses, this chocolaty custard is sure to set the mood for a special evening.—Connie Dreyfoos, Cincinnati, Ohio
Pots de Creme Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Whipped cream and assorted fresh fruit


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the egg, sugar and salt. Whisk in cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  2. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate chips and vanilla until smooth. Pour into small dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours or overnight. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and fruit.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 246 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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