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 chilling (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!

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)

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 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs

Equipment

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

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