Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme (made in the blender!)

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme (made in the blender!)  This decadent chocolate mousse dessert couldn’t be quicker or easier to make, and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day you want to impress someone special.

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme made in a blender

This Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme is made entirely in the blender!

I probably shouldn’t have styled this ridiculously quick and easy chocolate dessert in such elegant glasses, you might get the wrong idea. This pot de creme recipe is seriously easy, with a prep time of under 5 minutes. And the big surprise is that it’s just as wonderful, thick and rich as any ‘pot’ I’ve ever had, without the trouble of cooking a custard on the stove, or setting up a water bath for the oven. I started out with a simple chocolate version, but this idea has legs, I’ll be revisiting it a lot, I have a feeling.

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme made in a blender

Pot de Creme is one of the richest desserts around, so it’s always served in small portions.

It gave me an excuse to gather together some of the mis-matched glasses I’ve collected from thrift shops. In ‘the old days’ people ate less food and ate it in smaller portions. You can tell that just by the size of the serving ware. Normally I don’t have much use for these delicate glasses, but for pot de creme, they’re just perfect. I even have a couple of teensy aperitif glasses for those annoying people, there are always one or two in every crowd, who  ‘just want a bite’ of whatever’s for dessert.

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Pot de Creme is a rich dessert but it’s also a cost effective one.

One cup of dark chocolate chips, 2 eggs, and one cup of heavy cream makes enough for 8. Take a quick walk around the block and I guarantee you’ll find some small blossoms for garnish.

mason jar whipped cream

I love to whip cream in a mason jar ~ no beaters necessary

No need to haul out the beaters for the topping, just pour 1/4 cup in a small jar, screw on the lid and shake for about 30 seconds, or until you no longer hear it sloshing around. Open it up and you’ll have perfectly whipped cream. The pot de creme is so rich I don’t even sweeten the cream.

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme --- made quick and easy in the blender!

This got rave reviews from all of us. The texture is perfect. The flavor is perfect. I used vanilla, but I think a bit of liqueur would be great. Frangelico, Amaretto, Chambord, Cognac. So many to choose from.

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Blender Pot de Creme. Who knew? It’s a revelation. I can’t imagine ever making it any other way.

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme made in a blender

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Reader Rave ~

“This is literally one of my favorites to make for dessert. Tried raspberry liquor and orange flavored liquor in different ones. It was so yummy we ate them first then grilled our steaks.” ~ Mary

Dark Chocolate Blender Pot de Creme
4.12 from 18 votes

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme (made in the blender!)

Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme (made in the blender!)  This decadent chocolate mousse dessert couldn't be quicker or easier to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
chilling 2 hours
Yield 8 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • blender


  • 1 heaping cup dark chocolate or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder or instant espresso


  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • small blossoms


  • Put the chocolate, the eggs, and the vanilla in a blender. Blend briefly to break down the chocolate.
  • Heat the heavy cream and espresso powder in a small saucepan on the stove until it just comes to a boil While the blender is running, pour the hot cream in a steady stream into the hole in the top of the blender. The mixture will become thick and creamy. Let the blender run until everything is smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate into small vessels and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or longer if you like.
  • When ready to serve, whip the 1/4 cup cream and top each serving with a dollop and a few small colorful blossoms.

Cook's notes

I think that the heat of the cream heats the eggs to a safe temperature, but if you are worried, use pasteurized eggs, you can find them with the regular eggs in your supermarket.
To bring cold eggs to room temperature, set them in a bowl of warm water.
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

More chocolate, because you can never have too much chocolate ~

The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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    July 17, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Not only does the Chocolate Pot de creme look decadent and mouthwatering….your photos are gorgeous!

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      July 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Kathy — it was fun to photograph, that deep dark chocolate is very photogenic 😉

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    July 17, 2014 at 6:59 am

    So gorgeous and delicious! Love simple yet elegant garnish.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    July 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    These are so gorgeous and what a great tip about using the blender!

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      July 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

      I can’t tell you what fun it was to pour in the steaming hot milk and watch the whole thing come together!

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    Lilli @ Sugar and Cinnamon
    July 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Wow these look so rich! This is probably my ultimate dessert <3

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    July 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Impeccably dressed! Can imagine how delicious these are…a must try!

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats
    July 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    This looks amazing!! I love anything chocolate, and the styling you’ve done is beautiful as well!

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    Diane {Created by Diane}
    July 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I need to make this PRONTO, it looks fabulous!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    July 16, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    ha i too just made a chocolate pot de creme! great minds think alike.. love it!

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    [email protected] Riffs
    July 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I love pot de creme, and haven’t had it for ages and ages. Yours looks terrific! And easy to make is always a good thing. Love the presentation — those glasses are wonderful. Thanks for this.

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      July 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks John — I hadn’t had in a long time, either. I do remember ordering it in restaurants and being a bit disappointed in the small size! That’s another benefit of making it yourself, you can dole out the portions as you see fit!

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    July 16, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I saw the episode that PW did on this recipe and was intrigued. Thought it would be fun for our chocoholic granddaughter to make (she’s 6 1/2). Your presentation is beautiful elevating it to company status. Elegant!

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      July 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Kate! I think it would be super fun for kids to watch this being made.

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