This Sugar-Free Keto Chocolate Pots De Creme is every bit as sinfully delicious as a traditional recipe, but with none of the guilt!
Chocolate Pots De Creme
Little "pots" of custard is really the best way to describe pots de creme. With just a few ingredients to make this keto pots de creme, you can have a luscious, sinfully rich and satisfying keto dessert even if you're trying to lose weight on a ketogenic diet. The best part about being on a keto diet is never feeling deprived and still being able to enjoy desserts like this without the guilt.
When my family and I were on our European cruise last spring, I enjoyed a coffee flavored pots de creme that was made sugar free for me. And while it most likely had artificial sweeteners in it, I did still indulge in it and enjoyed every bite. It's not an overly sweet dessert nor does it have many ingredients like gluten that would have made me sick. So I enjoyed it and decided a version at home was in order. As I know many of you prefer chocolate over coffee flavor, this recipe is heavy on the chocolate flavor with just a hint of coffee flavor that only enhances the chocolate all the more.
Easy Pots De Creme
With just 6 essential ingredients and one optional one, you probably already have at home in your ketogenic pantry and fridge, this chocolate pots de creme comes together quickly and easily. It's a simple procedure of melting the ingredients and then baking for 30 minutes. You can even enjoy this warm out of the oven or room temperature, but most people prefer a chilled custard, though I suggest trying it both ways, you may surprise yourself.
Sugar Free Chocolate
If you're brand new to eating sugar free, you might be tempted to purchase sugar free chocolate you've seen at Walmart or CVS. Don't do it! I learned the hard way back when I started in 2004 that any chocolate that contains sugar alcohols like Maltitol or Sorbitol will make you very sick if you over-consume. Stay away from those artificial sweeteners and find a sugar free chocolate that uses erythritol and/or stevia, which neither will give you stomach upset.
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Other custard recipes you might enjoy:
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
- Slow Cooker Maple Custard
- Pumpkin Pie Custard
- Blueberry Lemon Custard Cake
- Lemon Custard Pie
Sugar Free Chocolate Pots de Creme
Sugar Free Chocolate Pots De Creme
- 8 ounces sugar free chocolate Lily's Brand or 85% dark chocolate
- 6 tablespoon Swerve Brown sugar sub or Sukrin Gold or Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit
- 6 egg yolks
- 1.33 cup heavy cream
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk if allergic to nuts
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coffee extract optional, but highly enhances the chocolate flavor
- Pre-heat your oven to 300⁰ F.
- Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl.
- Place the cream, milk, salt and coffee extract into a pot and bring to a simmer on the
- Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and whisk until it is smooth and glossy.
- Place the egg yolks and sweetener into the bowl of your stand mixer and whisk on high
until they are thick and creamy.
- Slowly add the chocolate mixture, beating on med-low continuously.
- Strain the mixture into a large jug.
- Place eight x 5-ounce ramekins into a large baking dish lined with a tea towel.
- Pour the chocolate custard into the ramekins.
- Pour hot water into the baking dish until it reaches the middle of your ramekins.
- Cover the entire tray tightly with foil and poke a few holes in it to avoid steam
building up inside.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Chill for at least three hours if you prefer cold custard or enjoy warm or at room temperature.
- Serve with chocolate curls, a dusting of cocoa or cream on the side.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman | Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling. An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born. She fiercely believes that what you put in your body is one of the most important factors for your physical, and mental, wellbeing.