chocolate pots as easy as one, two, three, four ingredients

chocolate pots

If you need indulge your urge for chocolate, (you chocolate lovers know what I mean) these decadent little servings of fudgy chocolate pots are just the ticket. They take under five minutes to prepare, but hold your horses; they will need to chill for several hours to attain their silky rich texture.

chocolate pots

Serves: 4-6
Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 7 ounces good quality chocolate (over 50% cocoa) plus a bit extra for grating
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons boiling water (100ml)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Set out 4 small glasses, espresso cups or six shot glasses to hold the chocolate once prepared.


Break the chocolate up into a medium bowl, then melt in the microwave in 30-second spurts or melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.


Add the hot water tablespoon by tablespoon, stirring until you have a smooth paste. The chocolate will go stiff and grainy when you first start pouring the hot water in, but don’t panic, just keep stirring and adding a little at a time until the mixture becomes smooth again. It will be the consistency of pudding when you are ready to add the cream.


Whisk in the cream and vanilla.


Pour into glasses and let set in the fridge for several hours.


Just before serving, top each dessert with a dollop of whipped cream and a bit of grated chocolate.

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  • Reply
    Patti Olswang
    July 29, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Do you have a recommendation of a good chocolate brand?

    • Reply
      Carol Buchan
      August 5, 2019 at 11:04 pm

      There are a lot of good chocolate brands out there so it becomes a matter of taste and price. I can usually find Theo on sale at Bartells.

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