Rich Dark Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème (Gluten Free)

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Rich dark chocolate paired with orange anyone?? My go-to easy dessert with a twist! Rich Dark Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème (Gluten Free) with Vanilla Orange Cream on top, pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee. This rich and not-too-sweet dessert is just the thing to serve after an Italian meal. If you haven’t made a pot de crème, check this recipe out! It’s easy to make, with not too many ingredients.

This simple dessert can be prepared in the morning. The dessert can be chilled (for a minimum of 4 hours) while you make the main course of dinner. Then, just remove them from the refrigerator a few minutes prior to serving. It’s definitely best served very chilled! It’s a great no-fuss dessert that looks elegant and like you spent all day preparing it!

For the extra dark chocolate, we use Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Chips, but you can substitute it with another gluten-free brand.

The best part is, this dessert is completely gluten free! Yay! For a dairy-free pot de creme, check out my Pumpkin Spice Pot de Crème (Gluten Free)

5 from 1 vote

Rich Dark Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème (Gluten Free)

No need to heat the oven with this cool summer dessert. Perfect after a big meal. Serve these in little "pots" or in small liqueur glasses. They make a beautiful presentation for this delicious chocolatey dessert!
Servings 5 – 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours


  • 1 medium saucepan
  • 5-6 small liqueur glasses or ramekins


Rich Dark Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces Guittard Extra Dark Baking Chips, or other gf brand
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp Grand Marnier Liqueur, optional

Vanilla Orange Cream

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla, gf


Dark Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème

  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Set aside.
  • Whisk together in a medium saucepan the cream, whole milk, orange zest, salt, cane sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Cook over low to medium low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.
  • Lower burner to low. Add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate pieces have melted.
  • Pour approximately 1/3 of the milk/cream mixture into the whisked egg yolks, stirring continuously. Pour back into the saucepan and continue cooking over low heat for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes and until the mixture begins to thicken and will coat the back of a wooden spoon. Do not let the cream come to a boil.
  • Remove from the burner. Add in the rum and the Grand Marnier Liqueur and stir completely.
  • Pass the cream mixture through a sieve into a bowl.
  • Spoon or pour into small glassware or ramekins.
  • Cool on the counter.  Make Orange Whipped Cream and pipe or dollop on top. Add berries or chocolate shavings.

Vanilla Orange Cream

  • Whip the cream using an emulsion blender with whisk attachment or a hand mixer, until it's beginning to thicken and lines from the beater are visible.
  • Add the sugar and continue to whip until starting to get fluffy. Add the vanilla and the orange zest and mix in quickly. Give a stir with the beater.
  • Spoon into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe cream on top of the cooled Pot de Crème, or spoon dollops of cream on top. Add berries or gluten free chocolate shavings.
  • Cover with cellophane or set in a deep airtight container with a lid. Chill for a minimum of 4 hours before serving.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate orange, dark chocolate, gluten free dessert, pot de creme, vanilla orange
Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème | Mama Laura's Kitchen
Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème | Mama Laura’s Kitchen
Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème | Mama Laura's Kitchen
Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème | Mama Laura’s Kitchen
Chocolate Orange Pot de Crème | Mama Laura's Kitchen

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  1. 5 stars
    WOW! This is so rich and good. I made this for company, and they were all very impressed. The chocolate is intense, the texture is so smooth and luscious, and the orange notes make it soar! The only disappointment was that I ran short on the vanilla orange cream topping… and that stuff is so good, you don’t want to run out! I ended up making a second batch of it, with the recipe doubled, so that folks could add more topping to their pot de creme. In the future, I’ll probably double or triple the original cream topping recipe, because it’s super good on its own. I’m really excited to have this fancy dessert recipe!

    1. Laura Sampson Author says:

      Awesome! Pot de crème has become one of my most favorite desserts. I love serving just a small dessert like this after a big meal. Sorry you ran short on the Vanilla Orange Cream! It is yummy! You could also just make it the topping for a vanilla cake. Use it in place of the whipped cream or frosting on the Best Gluten Free Vanilla Layer Cake or Cupcakes or use it to top anything chocolate!
      Thanks for the review ~

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