Chocolate Coffee Pots de Creme

Chocolate Coffee Pots de Creme @EclecticEveryday

Chocolate and coffee is such a wonderful pairing. I loved those chocolate coffee cake pops I did last week so much, I decided to try the flavor combination again in pots de creme. I’ve been meaning to make pots de creme for such a  long time now. But just the name sounds so intimidating. I mean how can something that sounds so fancy be anything but time consuming and tedious to make.

Now that there’s two little ones in the house, extra time is not something I have. So when it comes to desserts, they need to be quick, simple and to the point. My good friend Paula at Bell’alimento finally convinced me to make these little pots de creme. She assured me that by using a blender, they’re quick, easy and fool-proof.  So after browsing through all her pot de creme recipes, and a few more, I decided to go with this chocolate and coffee combination.

Chocolate Coffee Pots de Creme @EclecticEveryday

To make these, I started with a bag of chocolate chips and added 4 large eggs to me blender. To make sure everything stays safe, I use Davidson’s Safest Choice pasteurized eggs. Because they’re pasteurized in an all-natural, gentle water bath, I don’t have to worry about the risk of salmonella in recipes like this.

After the eggs and chocolate are in the blender, you just give them a whirl to break up those chocolate chips really well. Then you heat your milk and coffee. I used really strong coffee that I brewed in my K-Cup machine at 4 oz, instead of 8. This created a nice espresso type coffee that worked great for these pots de creme.

Chocolate Coffee Pots de Creme @EclecticEveryday

The next step is to slowly add the hot coffee and cream, while the blender is running. After the cream and coffee are incorporated, and all the chocolate has melted, it’s ready to pour in the cups. I used small ramekins here, nut you can use any cute little jar or glass you have on hand.

For flavor, I added bourbon vanilla at the end. You can play around with the flavors though and add Grand Marnier, Amaretto, Frangelico, Kahlúa, or any other type of liqueur that sounds good to you. You can also play with the coffee and add any flavor of that you like too.

For garnish, I used fresh Florida strawberries. They’re in season now and so good! You could also just use freshly whipped cream for garnish or raspberries. But using fresh strawberries really makes these desserts look just perfect for Valentine’s Day, doesn’t it? No matter how you garnish them though, you’ll be sure to impress whoever you make these for.

Chocolate Coffee Pots de Creme @EclecticEveryday

If you’re concerned about your eggs be sure to use Davidson’s Safest Choice pasteurized eggs.  “Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs are pasteurized in an all-natural warm water bath to eliminate the risk of Salmonella in eggs. The vast majority of eggs sold in grocery stores are NOT pasteurized. Safest Choice™ offers peace of mind when making recipes calling for raw or undercooked eggs, and removes the worry of cross contamination. Learn more about Safest Choice pasteurization process and find store locations.

You can find this recipe here at SafeEggs.com.

This post is sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs. I am an ambassador for Safest Choice Eggs and part of the Darling Dozen. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are 100% my own.

14 Responses to “Chocolate Coffee Pots de Creme”

  1. 1

    These look so creamy, dreamy and absolutely delicious!

  2. 2
    Stephanie — February 11, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

    These are so dreamy! I LOVE the coffee chocolate combo!

  3. 3
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 11, 2016 @ 3:23 pm

    Love how quick and easy these are! And yes, chocolate and coffee BELONG together!

  4. 4
    The Food Hunter — February 11, 2016 @ 3:47 pm

    I love chocolate and coffee together!

  5. 5
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — February 11, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    You can’t lose with this winning combination!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — February 12, 2016 @ 11:21 am

    The most perfect little Valentines days desserts. I’ve never made pots de creme before but they’re beautiful! Sounds like such an easy dessert recipe too!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — February 12, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

    Girl I’m all about the pots de creme, especially when there’s coffee involved.

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    Melissa | Hungry Food Love — February 12, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

    I so want to try pot de cremes… are they like mousse?

    • Angie McGowan replied: — February 15th, 2016 @ 12:03 pm

      It is very close.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 12, 2016 @ 2:58 pm

    These are gorgeous. And I love the idea of using pasteurized eggs to make these safer! I haven’t made pots de creme for that very reason.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 14, 2016 @ 10:10 pm

    These little pots de creme are adorable! I have never made them because the name makes it sounds so intimidating. I love the addition of coffee!

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    Evie Campbell — February 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am

    I just bought my first blender and now I’m researching recipes for smoothies, but this dessert looks really tempting. I’m going to make it for sure!

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    Emma — March 7, 2016 @ 6:33 am

    I will try it with Amaretto!

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