5 minutes and just 4 ingredients for super simple chocolate pots that will impress any guests. Enjoy!
Pour into shot glasses or similar and let set in the fridge (IMPORTANT: see note!).
Original recipe by Green and Blacks.
*You can also melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Just make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
*The chocolate will go stiff and grainy when you first start pouring the hot water in, but don’t worry. Just keep adding water and stirring until the mixture becomes smooth again.
IMPORTANT: A note on getting the chocolate pots to set correctly!
The original recipe that inspired this post said to leave the chocolate pots in a cool place to set for 45 minutes. I find though that that's no way near long enough for them to set properly. I prefer to let my desserts set in the fridge for a few hours before serving!
To be honest... I've tested and tested this recipe over several years and I find that the results vary very slightly each time according to what kind of chocolate and cream is used.
What type of cream & chocolate to use
It's important to use heavy/double cream or even thickened cream and to use really good quality chocolate (at least 40% cocoa). Chocolate with less cocoa in tends not to set so well!
I used dessert glasses for my chocolate pots, because that's what I had, but shot glasses or even espresso cups work really well.