Chocolate Pots

Just in time for the Valentines day– here’s a super duper easy and quick recipe for a deliciousdessert. It is chocolate custard…you can do other flavors with this recipe but some maybe other day- who wants to eat anything other than dense and rich chocolate on V-day?!

Since there are very few ingredients in this recipe and the only way we are making chocolate is by using real chocolate (no cocoa powder etc.)- it is very important to use really nice quality chocolate…or the kind that you really like in taste, cause that’s the taste you will get eventually from the dessert. I also used a little bit of instant coffee powder to enhance the flavor of chocolate.

It as a very smooth consistency- almost like a custard..and you can pair with a number of things. I used strawberries since they are a traditional on v-day, I also did some chocolate shaving on one of the cups. You can pair it with your favorite nuts if you’d like or any other fruit of you choice and/or whipped cream.

Hope you get to spend some quality time and have fun with your loved one(s). Happy Valentines Day!

Serves 4 to 5 
Cooking time 15 min

Things you will need:
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup dark or semi sweet chocolate
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
4egg yolks
400 ml heavy whipping cream
1 tbs Instant coffee powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar

Mix milk and cornstarch in a bowl and blend until smooth. Whisk in and yolks, beating until smooth. In a deep saucepan Combine cream, vanilla and sugar and bring to a boil over medium high. When the mixture just boils, whisk a ladleful into egg mixture to temper it, then whisk this back into the cream mixture. Add instant coffee and chocolate and stir on low till everything is combined well and forms a smooth mixture- thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Pour into cups and refrigerate to chill for at least 4 to 5 hrs. For serving you can choose from a variety of options like- shaved chocolate, fresh strawberries and or whipped cream.