Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème – A deliciously rich and creamy no-bake chocolate pudding that is super easy to make, and only requires 5 simple ingredients!
Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate desserts are my absolutely favourite. I will always choose the chocolate option over anything else for dessert – even better if they’re super easy to make and NO-BAKE!
Pots de Crème means “pots of custard” or “pots of cream” in French, and is originally made with eggs and baked in the oven. But, I bring you a super quick and easy no-bake alternative to Chocolate Pots de Crème.
These chocolate puddings are deliciously rich, thick, and creamy, and you only need 5 simple ingredients to throw them together.
If you’re a chocolate lover with a big sweet tooth, then you are gonna love these puddings!
Looking for more no-bake chocolate desserts? Check out my White Chocolate Raspberry Tart, No-Bake Double Chocolate Cheesecake, and my No-Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake.
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these desserts. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Chocolate: You’ll need 70% cocoa dark chocolate – I love Lindt.
- Double/heavy cream
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
How to make Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème
To make these chocolate puddings, simply add the chocolate to a large heat-proof bowl, and set aside.
Add the cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla to a microwave-safe bowl or jug, and heat on high for 1 minute. My microwave is 800W, so adjust the timing if necessary.
Stir, then heat for a further 30 seconds until just hot, but NOT boiling. Over-heating the cream will result in the chocolate pudding being too runny, and will struggle to set in the fridge.
Pour the cream over the chocolate, let sit for 1 minute, then whisk together until completely melted and smooth. The mixture should be slightly thick and silky smooth.
Evenly divide the chocolate mixture between three 4-oz ramekins, cover with clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least 2 – 4 hours until set, or desired texture.
Refrigerate overnight for a more firm chocolate ganache texture (like pictured).
These puddings are quite rich, so you may want to use four ramekins (instead of three) and fill them up only halfway. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème are:
- incredibly quick and easy to make
- so rich, decadent, and creamy
- no-bake, and only requires 5 simple ingredients
- perfect for the chocolate lovers in your life
How long will these Chocolate Pots de Crème last? These puddings can be kept in the fridge, covered tightly with clingfilm, for up to 1 week.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
Try these no-bake desserts next!
- White Chocolate Raspberry Tart
- No-Bake Mint Chocolate Cream Pie
- No-Churn Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream
- Chocolate Fridge Cake
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Monday 5th of September 2022
I made this last night, it didn't set up even after 12 hours in the fridge. It was also grainy, but that could just be my mixing method. This morning, I ended up pouring all the little pots into a big bowl and whipping it with a hand mixer - it turned out like chocolate whipped cream (still grainy though). I feel like the ratio of chocolate to cream is wrong, it seems like it should be closer to equal to turn out like the recipe photos. I made another recipe this morning that had 5 oz chocolate to 3/4 cup cream, and it was much thicker, more creamy, and ganache-like. I think I might try this recipe again and adjust either the chocolate up or the cream down (or both). Other than that, it was such a quick and easy recipe! It took almost no time at all to put together, I was able to make it in just a few minutes right before bed.
Friday 6th of August 2021
I have made this 3 times and it has never set up. I froze it and ate it like ice cream. I’m so frustrated because the picture looks so delicious!
Friday 28th of May 2021
Followed directions exactly with matching ingredients. Never set. Was delicious though and we mixed it with whipped cream.
Thursday 21st of January 2021
Mine never set. Any ideas why this might have happened? I followed the recipe exactly.
Thursday 30th of June 2022
@Jess, Just whip it with electric handmixer until peaks form like whipped cream... turns into a very tasty chocolate mousse.
Saturday 22nd of May 2021
I used heavy whipping cream and used a digital scale and mine didn’t set in the fridge over night either, any way I can fix it because it’s too runny to eat on its own.
Thursday 21st of January 2021
Did you use heavy whipping cream? And did you also weigh your ingredients out instead of using cups?
Thursday 24th of December 2020
Beware— this doesn’t set! Left it overnight in the fridge and still soup in the morning. Ended up whipping it and making chocolate mousse.
Thursday 30th of June 2022
@Amanda, that is what I did also... turned out to be a very nice chocolate mousse but disappointed it didn't turn out like the photo.