Sweets for the sweet! No matter what the occasion, chocolate is a universally accepted way of showing your love. And when the recipe is decadent and dark, but only needs five ingredients, sign me up.
With the goal of an easy-to-make dessert in mind, I stumbled across a recipe for Pots de Creme. These little bowls of heaven are similar to chocolate mousse and contain the winning combination of chocolate and coffee. What I’ve found with the coffee and chocolate combination is that coffee serves to enhance the chocolate flavor and add a depth that isn’t there with chocolate on its own.
As the Pots de Creme are dairy-free, I thought I should top them with an equally decadent dairy-free treat: Coconut Milk Whipped Cream with cinnamon and vanilla. I loved The Pioneer Woman’s idea of serving this dish in assorted martini/wine glasses and found that a halved version of her recipe made three servings plus a little extra as the chef’s “tasting” portion.
Pro tip: a just-for-me tasting portion is the secret to a good dessert recipe.
One last note before we get to the recipe–Pots de Creme contain raw eggs. I personally am fine with consuming raw eggs in chocolate mousse and similar desserts, but if you have concerns, a vegan recipe might be a better choice.