Coffee Pots de crème

Hand scooping in a coffee pot de creme with whole coffee beans around, stripped sleeve
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Coffee pots de crème is quick and easy to prepare and it will such a hit on the dessert table! It’s creamy, decadent and not too sweet and oh-so-satisfying!

Coffee lovers: warning! You will just love it and eat 2 in a row (true story) and will have to make some more! Good news! This recipe is easy to put together. The main skill required is to separate an egg yolk from the white. Easy, right?

As you may know, I am such a crazy coffee lover. We have a great DeLonghi coffee machine that grind the coffee beans and makes a good strong coffee just like I love them. I even had fun and made myself a nice little pool of coffee, did you see it on Instagram?

hands holding a small plate with a coffee pot de creme and whole coffee beans around, stripped top in the background

Pots de crème Etc…!

All these French dessert names might be confusing but it’s not that much different. Créme brûlée has a caramelized top like this traditional one or this tea flavoured one. I even made a crème brûlée tart that my son challenge me to bake.

The pot de crème is bake the same way, in a water bath, but no topping. I also made a chocolate version.

Finally, I also have a crème aux oeufs or vanilla custard recipe where I use the whole egg as opposed to this recipes above where I use only the egg yolks.

All to say, coffee pots de crème may sound French (and it is) like the other creamy desserts, it is just more challenging to pronounce not to bake!

Coffee Pots de crème

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cafe, coffee, condensed milk, creme aux oeufs, custard, dessert, egg, french, heavy cream, pot de creme
Servings: 6 portions
Author: Mélanie


  • 250 ml Heavy cream
  • 250 ml milk
  • 2 espressos
  • 4 egg yolks medium
  • 1/3 cup sugar 80g


  • Pour the milk in a pot. On medium heat, bring it to a simmer.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together. Set aside.
  • Remove from the stove and add the cold cream and the espressos.
  • Add the egg yolks and the sugar. Stir well.
  • On a baking sheet, place your ramequins or petit pots filled up with the preparation. Add water so your ramekins are in a water bath.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 300F.
  • Allow to cool down and keep refrigerate for 2 hours.

Have you baked it? Please tell me how you did and send me a picture. I would love to see your creations! What else have you bakes from my blog? I want to hear from you!

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  • Reply
    Bernice M Hill
    October 9, 2019 at 3:32 am

    I’m a coffee lover as well and I definitely could not stop at one. Such a great, no fuss dessert!

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    October 9, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, I love the look of this very simple, yet elegant dessert. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      October 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      Let me know if you do Colleen!

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    October 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Oooh I love the idea of coffee in here – it is the perfect after dinner treat, with coffee and dessert in one!

    • Reply
      October 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      The perfect treat indeed Kristen, you will love it!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    October 9, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Love coffee in desserts so this is right up my alley! Plus, how creamy does it look? I would devour one of these right about now :)

    • Reply
      October 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      Oh Dawn it is so creamy! You will love it!

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    October 9, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    When I have a coffee dessert, I love for it to be creamy just like this! This looks like a wonderful dessert to serve for dinner guests… or just for myself ;)

    • Reply
      October 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Any occasion will do for this dessert Vanessa ;)

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    October 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    These look so creamy! Love a good pot de creme :)

    • Reply
      October 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      You will love it Shareba!

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    [email protected]
    October 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Making pots de creme was always one of my favourite custards to make at work. I love the idea of a good coffee flavoured one, Melanie. Thanks for sharing with us. I am sure that they were delicious! By the way, I loved your coffee pool on Instagram! That was brilliant! :)

    • Reply
      October 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      Awww thank you for saying that Denise, I love making these little montages!

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    October 12, 2019 at 9:43 am

    This looks so creamy and luscious! The perfect dessert to serve up for coffee lovers!

    • Reply
      October 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      Yes exactly! my perfect dessert :)

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