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5-minute white chocolate pots de crème

5-minute white chocolate pots de crème

These 5-minute white chocolate pots de crème are the BEST super quick make ahead dessert. They contain just 3 ingredients – white chocolate, water, and double cream, and really do take just 5 minutes to make! Add a few berries and some shortbread for a classy low maintenance dessert that impresses every time.
4.5 from 6 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Cuisine British
Servings (click to change) 4
Author Helen


  • 7 ounces white chocolate good quality
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup heavy cream UK/Australia = double cream

To serve

  • a little grated milk chocolate
  • berries (strawberries, raspberries or blueberries)
  • good quality shortbread (optional)


  • Break up the chocolate into a microwave-safe jug and melt it in the microwave in 30 second bursts (I find 90 seconds is about right).
  • Slowly add the boiling water, stirring continuously.
  • Stir in the cream.
  • Pour the mixture into 4 ramekins, espresso cups or small dessert glasses. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve (at least a couple of hours).
  • Serve with grated milk chocolate, berries and shortbread if you like.


The chocolate mixture may go horrible and stiff when you first start adding the water. No problem – just keep adding and stirring!
You may find that your chocolate pots vary a bit each time you make them depending on what type of chocolate you use. It doesn’t matter – they’re always delicious!
Thickened cream works too. You might just find that your desserts end up thicker because of the little bit of gelatine in thickened cream.
If you decide to make these with either milk or dark chocolate, use my original 5-minute chocolate pots recipe instead of this recipe. The amount of each ingredient is a bit different as milk and dark chocolate sets differently to white chocolate. You can even make chocolate pots with a layer of white chocolate and a layer of milk or dark. These will take slightly longer to make of course, but they’re REALLY delicious and in my opinion worth the extra effort!
You may want to take your desserts out of the fridge an hour or two before serving so that you can serve them at room temperature. They’ll still be set nicely but won’t be so cold – totally up to you!


Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 153mgSugar: 29gVitamin A: 235IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 0.1mg
Tried this recipe?Let me know if you liked it!