Decadent Duo for Decadent Duos: Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream

Make your dessert first for this menu to allow these chocolate cups to set and chill. This recipe is a no-bake pot de creme, no kidding.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings in demitasse cups
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Ingredients

2/3 cup whole milk

1 egg

2 tablespoons sugar

Pinch salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur or dark rum

4 demitasse cups

1 cup whipping cream

Mint sprigs, for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Heat milk in a small pan over moderate heat until it comes to a boil.
  2. In blender or food processor combine egg, sugar, a pinch of salt, semisweet chips, and liqueur. Run processor or turn on blender to low setting. Pour in boiling milk in a slow stream. The hot milk will cook egg and melt chocolate. Process or blend 1 minute, until smooth.
  3. Spoon chocolate into 4 demitasse cups and chill. After dinner, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add a little sugar and beat to combine. Top the chocolate cups with a dollop of cream and garnish each cup with mint sprigs.
  4. Place cups on saucers and serve with demitasse spoons. If you use teacups, this recipe will yield 2 cups, rather than 4.
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