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milk chocolate pots de creme recipeA few months ago, I teamed up with Land o’ Lakes and a group of talented bloggers to create some new and different recipes using LAND O LAKES® Eggs.  They asked us to do it again, and I was happy to be a part of it.  As you can imagine, I go through a lot of eggs at my house.  I buy them almost every time I go to the grocery store, and when I buy LAND O LAKES® Eggs, I know that I am getting the freshest eggs possible.  For a recipe like this Milk Chocolate Pots de Creme, having fresh and high quality eggs is very important because they are the star of the show.

Pots de Creme is the french equivalent of custard.  Traditionally, they are served in beautiful little pots, hence the name pots de creme, or pots of cream.  The egg yolks make this recipe the most rich, creamy, and smooth dessert that I can think of.  Almost like a chocolate pudding, but times a thousand.  There are a few ways to make this dessert, but I am opting for the stove top method.  You heat cream and milk together with sugar and salt, bring it to a boil, and slowly marry it into whisked egg yolks.  You put that mixture on the stove and cook it until it becomes thick and coats the back of a spoon.  Pour the custard over chopped chocolate, let it sit, and then give it a go in the blender to get out any lumps that might form from the cooking process.  Chill in the fridge to let the pots de creme set up, top with some freshly whipped cream, and some milk chocolate curls.  Heaven in a cute little pot.

milk chocolate pots de creme recipe1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
5 LAND O LAKES® All-Natural Brown Egg yolks
10 ounces milk chocolate, chopped finely
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

whipped cream (optional)
chocolate shavings (optional)

milk chocolate pots de creme recipeIn a medium saucepan, bring the cream, milk, sugar, and salt to a boil over medium heat.

milk chocolate pots de creme recipeIn another heatproof bowl, whisk the egg yolks.

milk chocolate pots de creme recipeVery slowly, whisk the half of cream and milk mixture into the egg yolks.

milk chocolate pots de creme recipePour the egg and cream mixture back into the saucepan and put it back on the stove.

milk chocolate pots de cremeCook over medium heat, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the custard coats the back of the spoon, about 4 minutes.
milk chocolate pots de creme recipeAdd the chopped chocolate to a large heatproof bowl.  Pour the custard over the chocolate and let it stand for 2 minutes to melt the chocolate.  Add the vanilla.

milk chocolate pots de cremePut the mixture into a blender and blend for 1 minute until it is completely smooth.  Pour the mixture into 4 (1-cup) bowls.

milk chocolate pots de creme recipeChill for 2 hours before serving.

milk chocolate pots de creme recipeGarnish with freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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79 Responses to Land o’ Lakes Milk Chocolate Pots de Creme

  1. I was wondering when you were going to post this recipe! Looks fantastic and I love those chocolate shavings! YUM!

  2. Marissa says:

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. :) I’m eating gluten free right now and this is something I can definitely have!

  3. Kim says:

    Looks delish! Where did you get those adorable jars from?? :)

  4. Jennifer says:

    These look wonderful!! Where did you find these “pots?” Adorable!

  5. They look so good and gorgeous photography!

  6. K&B says:

    Perfect ! And the photographs are so gorgeous.

  7. Deanna says:

    Those pots are so cute. The pots de creme look amazing.

  8. It is one of those days where I could use a little chocolate! These look delicious!

  9. Simply Tia says:

    These look so decadent! I bet they’re truly rich and delicious! Well done.

  10. anita says:

    this looks heavenly :D

  11. JehanP says:

    Wow…these look so decadant! I’ve always wanted to try Pot de creme but just never got around to it. I love the pics also.

  12. Alice says:

    I am SO making these! Thanks! :)

  13. These look so scrumptious! I need to make these…like now.

  14. Courtney says:

    Ever since seeing your new main banner I’ve been wondering when you were going to post this! Looks divine, Bree, as always!

  15. Charissa says:

    I just about flipped when I saw this on FoodGawker! It looks so amazing…I am such a chocolate addict!

  16. Jialin says:

    These jars are very pretty, where do you get them?

  17. Becca says:

    Wow, this looks fantastic! And I totally had a lightbulb moment when you said that pots de creme is translated into pots of cream. I didn’t know that… and now I feel a little dumb, haha. I guess I never really thought of how it was translated. Anyways, lovely looking chocolate concoction you have here, and I would love to have some right now.

  18. Jen says:

    I hope you win awards with your photography this year-they’re awesome,just as this yummy recipe!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    All i can say is YUMM..and also that i envy ur Vitamix!!!

  20. Valentina says:

    Bree, YUM! I love this. You’re site is looking amazing!

  21. Ashley says:

    Wow, it looks like a very great candidate for a a comfort food. Thanks for the share!

  22. Judy says:

    Where can I find these little Jars?

  23. Kristen says:

    Those look so good. I’ve never tried Land O’ Lakes eggs… will have to look for them!

    Where did you find that gorgeous table / backdrop? Love it!

  24. Judy says:

    I would really like to try this.
    Can you tell me where I can find the Little Glass Jars

  25. Deborah says:

    These sound absolutley heavenly!

  26. Wow, these look great! I’m with Kristen and would love to know where the table came from. Or did you make it? It’s fantastic, whatever it is! The jars are lovely too so I’ll check out that link you left above. :)

    I found you on Foodgawker and I’m so happy I did! All your recipes look lovely.

    These pictures are just amazing. I can’t stop scrolling up.

  27. Elena says:

    I think I’m in chocolate heaven! :D

  28. Amanda B. says:

    Bree, I am so addicted to your blogs! Your recipes are always so clean and delicious AND your photography is beautiful. Thank you for continuously providing me with inspiration! Oh and I must ask- what size is your foflor? That looks so cool!

  29. Adam says:

    This photo is absolutely gorgeous. And it works perfectly for a header!

  30. Nick says:

    Bree,
    These look great and fairly simple. Can you chill for longer than 2 hours (ie. can you make these the night before and let chill for a full 24 hours)?
    Thanks,
    Nick

  31. Maggie says:

    Hey, thanks for the great recipes — Love your site! I just made these this afternoon – a bit late for valentine’s day. :) I tasted the chocolate mixture before putting them in the fridge and found them a bit salty … but maybe this also has to do with the combination of the types of chocolate I used. Otherwise, amazingly delicious. The kids and husband will be extra surprised with dessert tonight!

  32. Amany says:

    I love your way of writing , taking pictures. You have a very admirable blog here.
    Keep it up ^^

  33. Paula N says:

    Bree, these look awesome. Can’t wait to try them! Where did you find the glass “pots”? They are the perfect visual touch. I just found your blog tonight and can’t wait to read more…

  34. OMG! i should try this recipe … YUUUUM

  35. Melanemelie says:

    Is that a Pampered Chef batter bowl you are using to mix your eggs in?
    I can’t wait to try this, sounds super yummy!

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  40. Sarah says:

    Yum! Just finally made these today for Thanksgiving dessert. Thank you for the great recipe!

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