Black Velvet Pots de Creme with Whipped Cream

A black velvet twist on the classic silky chocolate pots de creme dessert, topped with fresh homemade whipped cream and lots of black sprinkles.

Ingredients

Servings: 5-6 bowls or ramekins depending on size

  • 7 ounces semisweet dark chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons black velvet cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black food coloring, optional
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • black sprinkles, optional

Instructions

1. Add chopped chocolate and black velvet cacao powder to a blender. In a medium saucepan, add milk, 1 cup heavy cream, butter, egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine, then simmer for 6-7 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens enough to coat the spoon.

2. Pour the hot mixture over the chocolate, cover, tightly hold down lid, and blend until smooth. Carefully remove lid, scrape down sides of blender, and add black food coloring if using (adding a little at a time to test color). Continue blending until smooth.

3. Pour chocolate into ramekins, leaving room at the top of each for whipped cream. Refrigerate for approximately 2 hours or until set.

4. Meanwhile, add remaining 1 cup heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or a medium bowl with a hand mixer. Whip until stiff peaks form. Add whipped cream to piping bag and pipe on to each chilled ramekin, sprinkling with black sprinkles.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes