Mama’s Day is just around the corner, y’all… do you know how you’re going to show your mom how much you care about her?
If you don’t, I’ll give you a hint: Chocolate.
And if you really want to go all in – or if you’re in serious need of brownie points – I’ll give you another hint: Chocolate-Raspberry Pots de Crème
Bonus? This recipe makes more than one serving, so you can have one, too. You’re welcome.
Now that we’ve got that figured out, let’s make some chocolatey deliciousness!
First, measure out your ingredients for the pots de crème. There’s half and half, milk, and heavy cream in this recipe, along with semisweet chocolate, egg yolks and raspberry extract (or vanilla, if you don’t have or can’t find raspberry extract). Basically, it’s a one-way ticket to Yumtown.
Heat the half and half, milk and heavy cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it scalds (or when it starts to steam and small bubbles form on the surface). Remove from heat and sloooowwwwwwly (and I mean slowly!) pour the mixture into a large bowl with some whisked egg yolks, whisking constantly so the eggs don’t get cooked.
Return the egg yolk-milk mixture back to the saucepan and whisk over low heat for a few minutes until the mixture has thickened slightly.
Now, add the chocolate chips, raspberry or vanilla extract and a pinch of salt; whisk until everything is smooth and incorporated.
Pour the mixture evenly into four to six ramekins, depending on how big you want your servings to be. Refrigerate the ramekins for at least 4 hours so the mixture can set.
Meanwhile, make some raspberry whipped cream! Whip up some heavy cream, then fold in pureed Cascadian Farm frozen raspberries mixed with sugar. Isn’t it purdy?
Spoon a dollop of whipped cream on top of the pots de crème, and you’re done!
Aww, look at that. Mom will be so proud. Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) just wants everyone to know… her mom is pretty awesome. Hi, Mom! Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!