It is no secret that I love to entertain! It is also no secret that I love watching the Academy Awards every year. I watched them with my mom and sister growing up, and now my husband and I are all about it. We try to watch as many of the best picture nominee films leading up to it because we like to fill out ballots with our predictions. I love to find food that feels "Oscar worthy", yet is simple to make. For our viewing party this year, I made these incredibly easy yet delicious dark chocolate pots de creme. They are the perfect dessert for entertaining, watching the Academy Awards, or just because!
This recipe requires very little prep work and comes together really quickly. It is naturally sweetened with honey so there are no refined sugars (which is always a plus!). I did a rough chop of a 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate bar and then threw the chocolate and the remaining ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. Unlike traditional pots de creme, you do not have to use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. You warm up the coconut milk and pour it over the chocolate mixture, which makes it all come together.
Honestly, the hardest part about this recipe is waiting for it to cool in the refrigerator! Once it has cooled for at least 2 hours, it turns into the most delectable, rich chocolate dessert. Since I wanted to impress our guests, I added some fun toppings but you could certainly eat it as-is.
I made an easy coconut whipped cream to put on top with the leftover coconut milk and it was a really nice addition. I also topped them with some raspberries and mint, but you could top them with anything you have on hand.
This dessert also fits most dietary needs since it is gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. However, it is not free of flavor!
I would love to hear how you like this recipe, so be sure to comment below!
Pots De Creme Recipe
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp. instant espresso powder (optional)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 ounces chopped unsweetened chocolate
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (I used the Trader Joe's brand- extra thick)
- Optional toppings: whipped coconut cream, 1 pint of raspberries, and mint
- Roughly chop up the 4 oz. of chocolate.
- Add all of the ingredients, excluding the coconut milk and optional toppings to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth.
- Heat the coconut milk in a sauce pan until very hot (but not boiling).
- With the blender running on low, carefully and slowly add the hot coconut milk into the blender. Blend until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth and thick.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into serving cups and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours or over night.
- Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
*This recipe is adapted from this original recipe