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Pots de Crème means “pots of custard” or “pots of cream” in French, and is originally made with eggs and baked in the oven.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!
How to make Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème
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
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.
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