Pots De Creme


Time for a dessert recipe that I can incorporate coffee into! This is a great rich dessert that my family likes -I think you’ll like it too! The combination of the vanilla bean, bittersweet chocolate with the rich coffee with fruit undertones will make you wish you had bigger ramekins!



  • 1 cup freshly brewed, double strength coffee. (I used some great Columbian coffee that I roasted earlier in the week!)
  • 1 whole Vanilla Bean (Madagascar or Tahitian)
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 6 oz Bittersweet Chocolate (I used Ghiradelli chips)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks at room temperature. (4 ounces)

A note about egg yolks- We have our own flock of chickens and the eggs we get can range from small to jumbo size! To keep our recipes consistent we weigh our egg yolks. The average yolk weighs .67 oz (20 grams) so this recipe would take 4.02 oz (114 grams)

Preheat oven to 325f

In saucepan, bring coffee, sugar and vanilla bean (split lengthwise) to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In second pan, bring cream to a boil, remove from heat and then stir in chocolate. (This stuff looks like be best hot chocolate on the planet!)

Remove vanilla bean and then use your best tempering technique to combine the eggs, coffee and chocolate mixes. Strain and pour into 9 4oz ramekins. Cover ramekins individually with foil and bake for 45 minutes in a water bath.

Allow to cool for 3 hours and top with whipped cream or shaved chocolate if desired!Image

About CastIronDan

I'm a married father of three from Apple Valley, CA that enjoys Cooking, Roasting Coffee and HomeBrewing.
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6 Responses to Pots De Creme

  1. Bonnie Beukelman says:

    Hi! I’m Edie’s cousin and I have 12 leftover egg yolks I have to use up and this recipe has saved me! I have yet to try it but it looks awesome, thanks again for posting this. My egg yolks thank you. šŸ™‚

  2. CastIronDan says:

    Hi Bonnie, Thanks for the comment! Let me know how you like it…

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  4. CastIronDan says:

    Reblogged this on Cast Iron Dan and commented:

    As Valentines Day is almost here, I have been thinking of what I might make my wife for dessert! I know this is one of her favorites so I will repost my recipe from two years ago in case there are others out there trying to decide what to make too!

  5. Thanks for the inspiration Dan! I am going to have to give this a try! My man LOVES chocolate and is quite partial to coffee as well!

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