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Chocolate Pots de Creme with honey whipped cream

Chocolate Pots de Creme with Honey Whipped Cream

Pots de crème au chocolat.  This dessert sounds all sorts of fancy.  Chocolate pots de creme is simply a French custard based dessert flavored with chocolate and served in little "pots" or cups. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chocolate dessert, pots de creme, chocolate mousse, chocolate cream
Servings: 4 containers
Author: Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 6 oz dark chocolate (72%), finely chopped

Honey Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, very cold
  • 1 Tablespoon honey, or more according to taste

Toppings:

  • raw cacao nibs
  • roasted pistachios
  • fresh raspberries

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pot, whisk together cream, milk, and 1 Tbsp of sugar.  Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer.  Pour over finely chopped chocolate.  Stir to combine until chocolate has melted.  Return contents to sauce pot.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, salt and remaining sugar. Slowly temper chocolate cream mixture to egg mixture. Whisk constantly to distribute heat. Pour all the egg-chocolate cream mixture back into sauce pot. Set over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until custard has thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Strain mixture and divide among serving vessels. Place in the refrigerator and let chill for at least 1 hour to set. Serve chilled with whipped cream and desired toppings.

Honey Whipped Cream:

  • Using a whisk or a handheld mixer, beat chilled heavy cream to soft peaks.  Add honey, according to desired sweetness.  Continue to beat to medium peaks.