Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pots de Creme {with Trader Joe's Pudding Mix}

I feel like I have been in France for the day...surrounded by sweet confections, Creme Brulee and Pots de Creme.

Getting ready for parties is the best...the day all the plans come together.

If you would like a decadent dessert...look no further than a box of pudding and 1 pint of whipping cream. That is it. I used one box of Trader Joe's dry chocolate pudding mix and added 1 pint of heavy whipping cream. I mixed it until it looked like mousse...I put it in a pastry bag and piped a bit into my "little pots". It made 8 servings. {Everybody else calls this chocolate mousse...except for me!}

For you foodies...I know the French made {make} it like a custard in a water bath...but when you are short on time and need a little bang for your buck...this will do just fine.

Tomorrow night before the birthday party, I will top them off with a tiny little swirl of white chocolate whipped cream {whipping cream made with a bit of white chocolate Torani syrup!} TAAA DAAA. Easy Peasy!

Now, next time you are out shopping...don't forget to pick up your ingredients for this European dessert with a fancy name! A bit of cream is good for your complexion!

BTW...I timed this. It took three minutes to make and maybe three minutes to pipe it into the glasses! It may take most people 5 minutes, but I like to get the swirls just right!

Nothing sweeter than mini pots de creme...what do you think?

Post Edit: This seems to be a favorite! I have received more e-mails and requests for this recipe and I think it's because it is easy, gourmet-looking and CHOCOLATE! Perfect for showers, parties or just because!

*********PLEASE READ: If you are using a different box of pudding, just follow the directions for making pudding. Instead of using MILK, substitute whipping cream. I suggest heavy whipping cream.

Happy Thursday!

Shared with:

pink saturday, tempt my tummy, at the picket fence, stuff and nonsense, comfy in the kitchen


  1. Love love ! Love your blog too ! AHHH Love it !
    I would love if you linked this to the French Obsession ! Beautiful and so yummy !

  2. You are my kind of chef. Love Trader Joes and love Torani! Those pots de creme are beautiful!

    thanks so much for linking up and enjoy your week!

  3. Lisa! I made these pots de creme for my mommy group last week, and they were a HUGE hit. So creamy and delicious! I also used the chocolate Trader Joe's pudding mix, and I added a pinch of cinnamon. Yum-O! :)

  4. Thank you so much for linking up !
    Happy Valentine's day !

  5. sweet pinks.
    yummy post.

    Have A Blessed Mother's Day!

  6. I must try these, they look delicious and sound so easy! Thanks for sharing this.

  7. These really look tasty. We do not have one of those stores, but understand one may be coming soon. I will check it for these.

  8. can use any boxed pudding...just sub heavy whipping cream for the milk.

  9. Very cute idea...thanks!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  10. How cool!! They look tasty AND pretty!! What a party.

    I invite you to visit my blog, I'm giving away something pretty!


  11. What a great and easy idea. I can't wait to try them for my next occasion. I am now following you. I would love it if you visited my blog and followed me back. PS I like the music