It’s hard to beat Pots de Creme, and this recipe is quite simple to whip up using your blender. The flavor really depends on the chocolate you use, so choose your own adventure in terms of bittersweet or semisweet.
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 11 oz good quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 tsp instant espresso powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Place egg yolks in the blender and mix well.
Combine heavy cream, half and half, salt and chocolate in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until the chocolate melts and the mixture becomes uniform and thick.
Remove from heat and stir in the espresso powder and vanilla.
With blender running, pour in the chocolate mixture through the feed tube in a steady stream. Blend until well mixed.
Pour into ramekins and chill at least 4 hours.
Top with sweetened whipped cream.