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Ultimate Chocolate Dessert Recipe
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Ultimate Chocolate Dessert
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Ultimate Chocolate Dessert

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"Luckily, richer, sexier, and more decadent is exactly what this chocolate mocha pot de creme recipe is all about."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    4 hrs 10 mins


  1. Stir chocolate, instant coffee, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  2. Heat cream, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it just begins to simmer.
  3. Pour hot cream mixture over the chocolate mixture; let sit for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk the chocolate and cream mixture for 1-2 minutes until combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into four small espresso cups. Tap to remove any air bubbles. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  6. Serve topped with grated chocolate or add lightly whipped cream and dust with cocoa.
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  • Editor's note:
  • Nutritional information does not include garnish.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 26, 2013

I love how quick an easy this is while being very elegant. Adding a little cayenne or mint or lemon/orange oil make for a different twist and flavour. Use the best chocolate you like for the best results. For those that cannot get it to set or that the texture is grainy. The solution is get richer cream and different chocolate. The cream is the one that prevents the setting. heavy cream is in the 30% fat range. That is the requirement. You can try whipping cream BUT some have added sugars. The organic types usually do not. So do not skimp, use the good cream. As for the graininess this is usually the chocolate. It could be too old or simply of a lower quality. Again this is a high end desert, not chocolate pudding. Pay a few dollars a bar for 70%+ cocoa content. If you find it too bitter add more sugar the intensity of the chocolate is what you are looking for. Hope I helped.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2012

Please help me. Mine was in the fridge for over eight hours and did not set up one bit. I followed the recipe and instructions to the T, I even watched the tutorial video. I was really crushed when I went to serve this to my husband for an early Fathers Day treat.


70 Ratings

Jun 01, 2012

Oh, this one's sinful. I made this on a large scale for a dessert bar I had for my son's graduation party. Out of the 7 desserts I made, this was the one people went gaga over. It's so simple. It's very rich. the serving size is spot on. Any larger and you wouldn't be able to finish it. It's funny 2 different people at my party described it as "See's candy truffle in a dish." This was said at two different times by two different people. This is a very rich, thick grown up pudding. Even my husband likes it, and he's not a real pudding person. Thanks so much Chef John. Ya got a winner here!

Dec 06, 2012

WOW. I read the reviews and considering I won't attempt any dessert unless it receives a majority of rave reviews because I don't want to waste my time making something that's just okay, I am thoroughly impressed. Chef John knows his Pot de Creme. Followed recipe exactly. Used Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate. Tried first serving (husband and I split it) after 4.5 hours of set time. It was terrific and I thought it was set enough. Just ate a whole one on my own after it set in the fridge for 20 hours and it was the best Pot De Creme I've ever had, upscale restaurants and bakeries included! The consistency was dreamy - so pretty - and the flavor perfection. This was completely unadorned too, no whipped cream or garnish. Cannot wait to makes these for friends coming over for holiday wine and dessert next week! Thank you, Chef John!

May 13, 2012

I can't stop eating this dessert! I have made it 3 times and the only change I make is that I add a little extra instant coffee. This dessert goes great with raspberry vodka and other strong liquors (in very small amounts - usually a few drops per serving). The longer you keep this in the fridge the more the chocolate will clump together and harden - but I like it better that way. Brilliant!

Nov 22, 2012

Since having this in September, this is our 'go to' dessert recipe. We leave out the coffee. Since we always make at least double the recipe, we cut up the chocolate in the food processor. One hint, the cream has to be almost boiling or it doesn't set up.

Jun 04, 2012

Wow. What can I say. I don 't even eat dessert ever!!! But I certainly ate this one. So very easy to make. The prep time and cook times are right on the money. I used Lindt 70% chocolate and it was perfect. Thank you Chef John this is about the fourth or fifth recipe of yours that I have tried and they are all excellent.

Feb 15, 2014

Instead of 70% chocolate, I used 85% and left out the whip cream as garnish and instead used more chocolate.


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  • Calories
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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