Chocolate Pots

Time to Cook: 
4 hours
Time to Prepare: 
3 minutes
Number of Servings: 
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With Mother's Day coming, kids and Dads are often looking for something special to make for Mom that isn't too hard or time consuming. These chocolate pots will come to your rescue-decadent and so easy to make, you only need a tiny serving to satisfy your chocolate craving! Adding tempered egg yolks to cream and chocolate makes a beautiful thick, rich, chocolate custard with a hint of rum or Baileys. Of course, you can make them without the alcohol if you want them to be kid friendly.

Serve these decadent little pots with fruit and topped with a bit of whipping cream if you want to take them over the top. Don't tell Mom how easy they were to make though, that will be our little secret!

chocolate pots recipe

A decadent dessert with only 5 ingredients.


2 cups whipping cream

340 grams/12 oz of semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate (I used 72% Lindt), broken into pieces

3 tbsp dark rum or Baileys ( for kid friendly ones, use vanilla extract)

3 tbsp unsalted butter

4 egg yolks


1. Heat the whipping cream in a small saucepan until steaming and bubbles are forming around the edge of the pan. Remove from the heat and add the pieces of chocolate. Let sit for about a minute.

2. Stir the chocolate into the cream until smooth. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the egg yolks and slowly add about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture, bit by bit, whisking continually. Add the egg mixture back to the saucepan, stirring as you go. Whisk in the Baileys and butter, until the butter melts and everything is smooth and creamy.

3. Spoon the mixture into eight 1/2 cup ramekins or espresso cups. Cover each with plastic film and chill for about 4 hours. These can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for a day. Serve with fruit!

Adapted from Jamie Oliver