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Land o’ Lakes Milk Chocolate Pots de Creme

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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  1. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots

    January 16th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    These look absolutely heavenly!

  2. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks Caroline!

  3. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    January 16th, 2012 at 10:13 am

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

  4. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    thanks Laurie!

  5. Marissa

    January 16th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    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!

  6. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:10 pm


  7. Kim

    January 16th, 2012 at 11:14 am

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

  8. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I linked in the comments the source.

  9. Jennifer

    January 16th, 2012 at 11:42 am

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

  10. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I got the pots here:

  11. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    January 16th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    They look so good and gorgeous photography!

  12. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    thanks Averie!

  13. K&B

    January 16th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Perfect ! And the photographs are so gorgeous.

  14. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    thank you so much K&B.

  15. Deanna

    January 16th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

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

  16. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    thanks Deanna!

  17. Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy

    January 16th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

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

  18. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Isn’t that every day?

  19. Simply Tia

    January 16th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

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

  20. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    thanks Tia!

  21. anita

    January 16th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    this looks heavenly 😀

  22. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks Anita!

  23. JehanP

    January 16th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    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.

  24. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    thanks Jehan!

  25. Alice

    January 16th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I am SO making these! Thanks! 🙂

  26. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Please do Alice!

  27. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    January 16th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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

  28. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I hope you do Katrina!

  29. Courtney

    January 16th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

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

  30. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    thanks Courtney! I like to tease you a little bit! 🙂

  31. Charissa

    January 16th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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

  32. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    thanks Charissa! They are really rich and delicious.

  33. Jialin

    January 16th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

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

  34. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I got them here:

  35. Becca

    January 16th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    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.

  36. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    thank you Becca!

  37. Jen

    January 16th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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

  38. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    thank you Jen! That is so nice of you to say.

  39. Elizabeth

    January 17th, 2012 at 1:14 am

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

  40. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    thanks Elizabeth. The Vitamix is pretty awesome. And worth every penny. 🙂

  41. Valentina

    January 17th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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

  42. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    thank you so much Valentina!

  43. Ashley

    January 18th, 2012 at 2:55 am

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

  44. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    You are welcome Ashley!

  45. Judy

    January 18th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Where can I find these little Jars?

  46. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    The link is in the comments. 🙂

  47. Kristen

    January 18th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    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!

  48. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks Kristen! It is fo-flor, it is awesome!!! https://www.foflor.com/Barnboard-Collection-p29.html

  49. Judy

    January 19th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

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

  50. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I left the link in one of these comments, check there. 🙂

  51. Deborah

    January 19th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    These sound absolutley heavenly!

  52. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    thank you Deborah!

  53. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    January 22nd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    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.

  54. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I am glad that you found me too. The background is actually called fo-flor. It is amazing. It rolls up, you can wash it, and it photographs like a dream. https://www.foflor.com/Barnboard-Collection-p29.html

  55. Elena

    January 24th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I think I’m in chocolate heaven! 😀

  56. bakedbree

    January 25th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I hope that you are. 🙂

  57. Amanda B.

    January 24th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    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!

  58. bakedbree

    January 25th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    thank YOU for writing such sweet comments! I think that it is the runner size.

  59. Adam

    January 25th, 2012 at 11:40 am

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

  60. bakedbree

    January 25th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    thank you Adam!

  61. Hesam

    February 1st, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Is delicious

  62. Nick

    February 10th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    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)?

  63. bakedbree

    February 11th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Oh yes! A few days at least.

  64. Maggie

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    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!

  65. bakedbree

    February 18th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Glad that you liked them. Hope they mellowed out for you.

  66. Amany

    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:43 pm

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

  67. bakedbree

    March 4th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    thank you so much Amany!

  68. Paula N

    March 9th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    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…

  69. bakedbree

    March 10th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Welcome Paula. The link is in the comment above.

  70. Romina Elizalde

    March 14th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    OMG! i should try this recipe … YUUUUM

  71. bakedbree

    March 15th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Yes you should. 🙂

  72. Melanemelie

    March 15th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    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!

  73. bakedbree

    March 15th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Why yes, it is!

  74. Sarah

    November 28th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

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

  75. bakedbree

    December 1st, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    You are very welcome!

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