Ultimate Chocolate Dessert

Ultimate Chocolate Dessert

Chef John 21762

"Luckily, richer, sexier, and more decadent is exactly what this chocolate mocha pot de creme recipe is all about."


4 h 10 m servings 377 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir chocolate, instant coffee, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  2. Heat cream, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it just begins to simmer.
  3. Pour hot cream mixture over the chocolate mixture; let sit for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk the chocolate and cream mixture for 1-2 minutes until combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into four small espresso cups. Tap to remove any air bubbles. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  6. Serve topped with grated chocolate or add lightly whipped cream and dust with cocoa.


  • Editor's note:
  • Nutritional information does not include garnish.
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  1. 70 Ratings


I love how quick an easy this is while being very elegant. Adding a little cayenne or mint or lemon/orange oil make for a different twist and flavour. Use the best chocolate you like for the b...

Please help me. Mine was in the fridge for over eight hours and did not set up one bit. I followed the recipe and instructions to the T, I even watched the tutorial video. I was really crushed w...

Oh, this one's sinful. I made this on a large scale for a dessert bar I had for my son's graduation party. Out of the 7 desserts I made, this was the one people went gaga over. It's so simple...

WOW. I read the reviews and considering I won't attempt any dessert unless it receives a majority of rave reviews because I don't want to waste my time making something that's just okay, I am th...

I can't stop eating this dessert! I have made it 3 times and the only change I make is that I add a little extra instant coffee. This dessert goes great with raspberry vodka and other strong liq...

Since having this in September, this is our 'go to' dessert recipe. We leave out the coffee. Since we always make at least double the recipe, we cut up the chocolate in the food processor. O...

Wow. What can I say. I don 't even eat dessert ever!!! But I certainly ate this one. So very easy to make. The prep time and cook times are right on the money. I used Lindt 70% chocolate an...

Instead of 70% chocolate, I used 85% and left out the whip cream as garnish and instead used more chocolate.