Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème

Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème @EclecticEveryday

This past weekend was so much fun. You know why? Because we didn’t do that much! And it was also my birthday weekend. And all I wanted, more than anything, was to laze around the pool, eat too much cake and watch movies. It was perfect. We started off Friday with Margaritas and Flautas at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Then Saturday and Sunday were lazy days full of relaxing fun. My son got me the coolest pillow for me ever. It was a mermaid color change sequin pillow. I think he may have secretly got it for himself though because he can’t stop playing with it. I’m going to have to get another one just so I can have one to play with too!

I haven’t been making many desserts in our house, so birthday cake is a pretty special treat. My husband made sure to get a flavor that we’d all love, chocolate chip and coffee with rainbow sprinkles and strawberries, so the kids really loved it too. But who am I kidding, my kids will eat pretty any flavor ice cream, especially if it’s an ice cream cake!

When I do make treats, I like to make them really special, so this past week I also made a few of these little Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème. They’re so decadent and delicious. My kids even loved them, even the baby! I gave her a taste and she cried and cried until I gacve her her very own little Pot de Crème with her own spoon.

Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème @EclecticEveryday

These are really easy to make. I just started by brewing a few ounces of really strong chai tea. I used 4 tea bags and 4 ounces of boiling hot water, and let it steep until it had cooled. Then I squeezed out the tea bags as best as I could and placed the tea along with some eggs, cream, vanilla and powdered sugar to the blender. After it’s blended well I poured it into these little jelly jars, but you can also use ramekins.

Then you place your jars or ramekins in a large baking dish and add hot water, cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for about an hour. Then comes the hard part, you have to refrigerate them overnight. It’s hard, but worth the wait!

These little Pots de Crème are so delicious and the perfect flavor for fall. They make great little treats, especially for entertaining. No one can resist these!

Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème @EclecticEveryday

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Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème @EclecticEveryday

Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème @EclecticEveryday

Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème @EclecticEveryday

Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème

Ingredients:

Directions:

Heat oven to 325°. Brew tea in hot water and let steep until tea is room temperature. Squeeze tea from bags and discard.

Combine eggs, cream, tea, vanilla and powdered sugar in blender. Blend on high until ingredients are completely combined. Pour mixture evenly into small jelly jars or ramekins.

Place ramekins or jars in baking dish and fill with hot water about halfway up the ramekins or jars.

Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until mixture has set.

Let cool and place in refrigerator overnight to chill completely. Serve and enjoy!

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11 Responses to “Chai Vanilla Pots de Crème”

  1. 1
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 29, 2016 @ 2:44 pm

    Love a good pots de creme after dinner!

  2. 2
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — September 29, 2016 @ 5:20 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Love how easy these are to make and what a cute presentation!

  3. 3
    The Food Hunter — September 29, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

    I love the presentation…perfect for a gathering.

  4. 4
    Liz — September 30, 2016 @ 5:54 am

    I almost always have some Safe Eggs in the fridge—such a terrific product! Your pots de creme look marvelous, too!!!

  5. 5
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — September 30, 2016 @ 11:50 am

    Oh this looks and sounds scrumptious! I love creamy pots de creme!

  6. 6
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 30, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

    I hope you had a great birthday doing nothing! Sounds fun to me. 🙂 And wow. These look delicious!

  7. 7
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — September 30, 2016 @ 4:24 pm

    Simple desserts such as these set a tone of elegance that makes everything more special. Happy Birthday!

  8. 8
    Isabelle @ Crumb — September 30, 2016 @ 11:59 pm

    I can totally understand why your baby cried until she got her own little pot de creme, because that’s pretty much what I want to do right now… waaaaaaah!
    But seriously, any dessert that looks this fancy but is so dead easy to make is a surefire winner. I’m totally whipping up a batch the next time I have guests coming over. Or maybe not, because that would involve sharing… so maybe I’ll wait for the next time my husband’s away on business and I can eat the entire batch by myself. 😉

  9. 10
    Naiomi @ OfRecieps — October 1, 2016 @ 5:53 am

    These look fantastic! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    P.s. I seem to have misplaced my last comment and got confused with all the fields, lol, please pardon that!

  10. 11
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — October 2, 2016 @ 11:50 pm

    These look absolutely scrumptious and couldn’t be easier to make. I so need to make these this fall!

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