Chocolate Bourbon Pots De Creme (Dairy Free)

Indulge in these incredibly rich and decadent Chocolate Bourbon Pots de Creme that also happen to be naturally gluten and dairy free. They are simple and quick to make in just 15 minutes, making them perfect for dinner parties.

chocolate bourbon pot de creme with whipped cream and rose petals

Pots de Creme –  a dinner party dessert you will love!

These chocolate pots de creme are:

  • make ahead
  • easy
  • truly unique
  • beautiful
  • perfect for feeding crowd
  • out of this world delicious

You may notice that there aren’t too many chocolate based recipes floating around these parts. Sure, you’ll find Chocolate S’mores Cake and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Alfajores. Gotta appeal to the chocolate lovers out there.

a dessert glass with bourbon pots de creme decorated with whipped cream in a glass jar

But truth be told, I’m not that big on chocolate myself.

overhead shot of bourbon chocolate pots de creme with coconut whipped cream and rose petals

I know scores of people who go on and on about their extreme chocolate obsession, and sometimes I get weird looks from people when I tell them that my feelings on chocolate are kind of meh. It’s not that I don’t like it, I just never really find myself craving it.

Give me the choice between anything chocolatey, a fruity mango passion fruit sorbet or a creamy panna cotta and I’ll pass up chocolate every time in favor of the others.

dairy-free chocolate bourbon pots de creme in glass jars decorated with coconut whip

I’m probably not doing a very good job selling you guys on these Chocolate Bourbon Pots de Creme, am I? But hear me out.

side view close up of a gluten-free dairy-free chocolate bourbon pot de creme with whipped cream and rose petals

If someone who’s just not that into chocolate is literally scraping the bottom of the jar to get every last bit on these guys, then you know the choco-holics are going to go crazy over it.

What are pots de creme?

Pot de crème, plural pots de crème, is a loose French dessert custard that dates back all the way to the 17th century. The name means “pot of custard” or “pot of cream” and also refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is traditionally served.

The ingredients for this classic French dessert usually include eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk, and flavorings, such as chocolate or vanilla.

overhead shot of three jars of dairy-free chocolate pots de creme with rose petals

Move over chocolate pudding, pots de creme are coming on in!

My favorite part about these pots de creme, besides the boozy punch the bourbon imparts, is the fact that they’re naturally dairy free.

Coconut milk forms the base of the custard, and honestly no one would ever know that there’s not a stitch of dairy in there because this dessert is as rich and decadent as they come.

Another bonus? It tastes like a labor of love, but is actually ridiculously easy to make. Really simple and quick to throw together so perfect for dinner parties. On top of that, those well-spent minutes of labor will magically produce the most delicious, silky smooth chocolate dessert you could ever imagine.

a spoonful of chocolate pot de creme next to a jar with chocolate pudding

Tips for making Chocolate Pots de Creme:

  • Top these Chocolate Bourbon Pots de Creme with coconut whipped cream, cacao nibs and dried rose petals and you’ll be in chocolate heaven.
  • Use full-fat coconut milk for this recipe – light will not yield the same creaminess.
  • When healthing the egg yolks, be vigilant and take the pot off the heat if you feel the mixture is getting too hot too quickly. You don’t want to curdle the eggs.
  • Rum, or coconut rum can be used instead of bourbon, amaretto would also would also work and add a lovely almond flavor to these pots de creme. For a lovely orange flavor, you could add some Grande Manier. For a delicious Irish version, substitute two tablespoons of Bailey’s .
  • Add 2 teaspoons of Instant espresso powder to the mixture while healting for boozy Café Mocha Pots de Crème.

spoonful of chocolate bourbon pots de cremes with coconut whipped cream

More chocolate desserts you will love:

If you make this pots de creme recipe (which I highly suggest you do!) please put a picture up on Instagram using the hashtag #LePetitEats. I can’t wait to see your creation!

chocolate bourbon pot de creme with whipped cream and rose petals
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Chocolate Bourbon Pots de Creme

Indulge in these incredibly rich and decadent Chocolate Bourbon Pots de Creme (that also happen to be naturally gluten and dairy free). They come together in just 15 minutes and are the perfect easy dessert for your next dinner party! Can be made ahead of time.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword chocolate pots de creme, dairy-free chocolate dessert, pots de creme recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 390 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 13.5 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 7 ounces dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • Coconut whipped cream optional
  • Dried rose petals optional

Instructions

  1. Whisk together coconut milk, egg yolks, salt and maple syrup in a large pot over medium low heat. Stir in vanilla seeds and pod.

  2. Whisk often and do not let mixture come to a boil.

  3. Cook for about 10 minutes or until mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat and discard vanilla pod.

  4. Place the chocolate in a large bowl and gradually pour the mixture over it. Let sit for about 2 minutes to allow the chocolate to begin to melt, then whisk until smooth. Stir in the bourbon. Pour mixture into eight 4-ounce ramekins and chill for 2-3 hours.

  5. Top with coconut whipped cream and dried rose petals just before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Top these Chocolate Bourbon Pots de Creme with coconut whipped cream, cacao nibs and dried rose petals and you'll be in chocolate heaven.
  • Use full-fat coconut milk for this recipe - light will not yield the same creaminess. 
  • When healthing the egg yolks, be vigilant and take the pot off the heat if you feel the mixture is getting too hot too quickly. You don't want to curdle the eggs. 
  • Rum, or coconut rum can be used instead of bourbon, amaretto would also would also work and add a lovely almond flavor to these pots de creme. For a lovely orange flavor, you could add some Grande Manier. For a delicious Irish version, substitute two tablespoons of Bailey’s .
  • Add 2 teaspoons of Instant espresso powder to the mixture while healting for boozy Café Mocha Pots de Crème.

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Comments

    1. Denisse Post author

      The chocolate and bourbon are definitely predominant, but the coconut milk gives it such a silky texture!

      Reply
    1. Denisse Post author

      Please make yourself some! It’s delicious and a healthier dessert you can feel good about indulging in!

      Reply

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