Quick and Easy Creamy Dark Chocolate Custard

If you are a choco-holic, this super creamy dark chocolate custard will be your downfall.

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This is the dark chocolate dessert that will make you weep tears of joy.

I think this would be the recipe my besties say is better than sex. (I had to say that because my friends are serious choco-holics!)

Dark chocolate, melt in your mouth, creamy smooth.

And I can guarantee that this easy chocolate custard recipe is good enough to be that special “Valentines Day” dessert, for a romantic night, or for a special family dessert.

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With dessert on my mind, I had to hide these in our garage refrigerator and clean ALL traces of them from the kitchen before my kids came home from school. (If I didn’t, my kids would have devoured all of this dessert.)

Because the days are so short now, if I don’t have a recipe ready to photograph by 1:00, I have to wait until the next day.

I KNEW there was NO way these would make it until tomorrow. My kids obviously have developed a reputation :-).

So, I scrambled to clean the kitchen and wash all dishes with even the smallest trace of chocolate. I wrapped these in plastic wrap then hid them behind a big bunch of kale. My kids won’t go ten feet from the kale, so I knew these would stay safe.

This dish is simple to make with any dark chocolate chips, though I have to give an unsolicited plug for Ghirardelli dark melting pieces. Their flavor is definitely a winner in this recipe.

Melting chocolate into cream    Cooking chocolate

In a small pot, heat the heavy cream and coconut milk. Add in the chocolate, whisking constantly. Follow the recipe instructions and then pour into the ramekins.

Ramekins in water

Make sure there is at least an inch of water in the pan around the ramekins.

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. These little ramekins are perfect for baking this custard in.
  2. Dark Melting Chocolate. This melts so smoothly.
Dark Chocolate Custard
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup coconut milk not light
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a sauce pan, add heavy cream and coconut milk.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add chocolate and whisk continuously.
  5. In a small dish, add egg yolks.
  6. Temper the eggs by putting a little of the hot chocolate mixture into the eggs, whisking quickly.
  7. Pour the egg mixture back into the pot and whisk to blend.
  8. Cook one more minute.
  9. Spray coconut oil into each ramekin.
  10. Pour the hot chocolate mixture into the ramekins. (I had enough chocolate to fill six ramekins.)
  11. Place the ramekins into a pan.
  12. Pour hot water into the pan so that it comes up halfway to cover the sides of the ramekins.
  13. Bake 25 minutes.
  14. Remove and allow to cool.

Here are some delicious recipes to make a complete meal with this dessert.

Pepper Jack Sausage Mini Peppers found at http://fearlessdining.com

Pepper Jack Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Chicken with Shishito Pepper Sauce Over Polenta found at http://fearlessdining.com

Sauted Chicken with Shishito Pepper Sauce over Cheesy Polenta

For even more chocolate, give these flourless chocolate peanut butter brownies a try!

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie found at http://fearlessdining.com






  1. I want to eat this now. It looks so good! I’ve never had a chocolate custard before but I need to!

  2. My goodness, this sounds so delicious! I have to try this.

  3. I love how you have to hide them from your kids….. I do the same thing with my husband. Or I put big sings on the food…. NOT FOR EATING UNTIL PHOTOGRAPHED!! These look fantastic!!

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