(please forgive the quality of this picture – I was enjoying a quiet moment before diving in to some new baby recipes)
Remember that decadent caramel sauce from a few days ago? Tonight I’m sharing one of my favorite new uses for it- Salty Turtle Pot de Cremes. Pot de Cremes sound super fancy and intimidating, but believe me when I say this.is.easy. The entire recipe goes into a blender!!! The hardest part of these is waiting for them to set up!
I first fell in love with pot de Cremes after watching an episode of “The Kitchen” around Valentine’s Day. Geoffrey Zakarian was whipping up some silky and delicious chocolate versions, and I had been looking for something special for Valentine’s dinner since DH and I would be staying in with our littlest valentine.
These looked impressive, but I needed to jazz some up with love of my own, and I wanted to see if I could simplify the steps and ingredients. After some tweaking here and there, I came up with what I feel is the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Rich and almost sinful, and so easy that you’ll make excuses to have them around!
Salty Turtle Pot de Cremes
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 9 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Flaky sea salt
- Caramel sauce
- Chopped turtle clusters
In a small saucepan, scald the coconut milk. ( basically, bring it to the brink of a boil) Combine chocolate chips, eggs, vanilla, coffee, and chili powder in a blender and blend until smooth (about 30 to 45 seconds). Slowly add in the scalded milk- not too fast, or you’ll end up with scrambled chocol eggs! Blend again until smooth and combined.
In 4 ramekins, spoon 2 tbsp of caramel sauce into the bottom. It will be a bit thick, and that is okay. All the better, actually! Pour your chocolate mixture on top and cover. Chill for 4-6 hours or overnight until set. Top each with flaky salt and chopped turtle clusters.
This recipe is also delicious with fresh raspberry jam in place of the caramel and topped with a few fresh berries, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.
Really, with the base recipe, the possibilities are endless. Try it out and let us know- How will you whip it up?