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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword chocolate, make ahead, white chocolate
Cook Time 5 minutes
Setting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 318 kcal
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)
US Customary - Metric


  1. 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).
  2. Slowly add the boiling water, stirring continuously.
  3. Stir in the cream.
  4. 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).
  5. Serve with grated milk chocolate, berries and shortbread if you like.

Recipe Notes

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!

Nutrition Facts
5-minute white chocolate pots de crème
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.