One of my favorite things about cacao (other than it being absolutely delicious) is it contains a high level of theobromine, an excellent source of energy. Theobromine literally means ‘food of the gods’ and has been used for thousands of years as a mood booster.
This Cacao Pots de Crème recipe is thick and decadent and promises to satisfy even the most intense of chocolate cravings. It’s a super simple recipe that still contains a gourmet feel (not to mention it sounds just about as gourmet as it gets).
Keep this in the fridge for a midday snack/boost, because there’s nothing better to get you through that 3pm hump than theobromine… we mean… chocolate.
CACAO POTS DE CREME INGREDIENTS
4 cups coconut cream or full fat coconut milk
1 cup cacao powder
¾ cup maple syrup (or 4-5 drops monk fruit or stevia drops, to taste)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon himalayan pink salt
Coconut Whipped Cream:
1 can coconut cream or milk (refrigerated overnight)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
CACAO POTS DE CREME ASSEMBLY
1 | In a saucepan, mix the coconut milk or cream, maple syrup, and cacao. Whisk constantly, until mixture is about to simmer.
2 | Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt.
3 | Pour into serving cups and allow to sit in the fridge overnight (or at least 12 hours).
4 | Serve with a tiny dollop of coconut whipped cream (recipe below).
Coconut Whipped Cream:
1 | Remove the lid of the coconut cream or milk and scoop out the fat from the top of the can.
2 | Gently fold in the maple syrup and stir until cream is whipped.
3 | Place atop your Cacao Pots de Crème, and enjoy!
*Yields 6 servings.
Laurel Gallucci is the baking master and co-founder of Sweet Laurel Bakery, LA’s grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free bakery. When she was diagnosed with an aggressive autoimmune disorder, Laurel turned to healing through food. After seeing a dramatic change in her health after removing grains, legumes, refined sugar, and dairy, she began to bake treats for friends and family using ingredients she could eat. Sweet Laurel’s offerings and recipes are her results. Today customers can order Sweet Laurel’s cakes online, visit their brick-and-mortar location in Los Angeles, or bake from the Sweet Laurel Cookbook or blog.