Easiest Chocolate Pots de Crème

These Chocolate Pots de Creme are rich, chocolatey, and healthier than many other chocolate desserts because they use Greek yogurt.

If you don't like washing dishes or spending a lot of time making desserts, there are easy chocolate desserts out there for you like these Pots de Chocolat. They're rich, chocolatey and healthier because they use Greek yogurt. 

Easy Chocolate Dessert

My favorite desserts are easy chocolate ones like these little Chocolate Pots de Creme. It’s so easy to whip up this chocolate dessert and it only dirties a small bowl, a measuring cup, and a spatula. Better yet, the chocolate mixture is made with fat-free Greek yogurt instead of cream so your hips will be as happy as your nice dry hands.

How to Make Chocolate Pots de Creme

To make these, heat milk in a large measuring cup in the microwave. When it’s hot, you add broken up chocolate pieces and stir until they melt. Then right into that same measuring cup you stir in a bit of salt and yogurt.

Stir until smooth. Then, pour into ramekins and pop them into the fridge until they’re set. I like to top each one with an extra dollop of Greek yogurt to serve.


If you’re looking for another really easy delicious chocolate dessert that uses Greek yogurt, check out this Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fruit Dip. It only has 6 ingredients that you simply mix together for a rich, decadent (but healthy) dip.

Now, let’s dig into this delicious Chocolate Pots de Creme recipe!



Easiest Chocolate Pots de Crème

  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


If you don’t like washing dishes or spending a lot of time making desserts, there are easy chocolate desserts for you like these Chocolate Pots de Creme.


  • 1 (3.5 oz.) milk chocolate bar
  • 1 (3.5 oz.) bittersweet chocolate bar
  • 3/4 cup 2% Milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder (optional)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Greek Plain Nonfat Yogurt (divided)


  1. Use your hands to break up the two bars of chocolate into a small bowl.
  2. Measure the milk into a microwave-safe measuring cup. Put it in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir.
  3. Heat for 10 seconds at a time stirring each time until it’s steaming hot. (If it’s bubbling, let it sit for a moment. Very hot milk with chocolate can yield a grainy texture).
  4. Add the chocolate pieces to the milk all at once and stir it with a spatula until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  5. Stir in the salt and espresso powder (if using). Add enough yogurt to make up 3 cups. Stir it until it is well-combined and is a consistent color throughout.
  6. Use the spatula to help divide the chocolate mixture equally into 6 ramekins. Cover each ramekin loosely with plastic wrap. Put them in the fridge until well set, at least 2 hours.
  7. To Serve: Remove the ramekins from the fridge and discard the plastic wrap. Dollop each with about a tablespoon of Greek yogurt.
This post originally appeared in June 2013 and was revised and republished in February 2021.
Easiest Chocolate Pots de Crème

25 responses to “Easiest Chocolate Pots de Crème”

  1. Mary Gardner says:

    This looks really good and I would not have thought about topping with greek yogurt but it sounds great!

  2. Sharon says:

    I’m adding this to my Christmas dinner list. Perfect!

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  4. Sharyl W. says:

    I have made something similar, but not with Greek yogurt. I need to try this one!

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  7. Jayne says:

    I was looking for a recipe that uses Greek yogurt, something super easy that doesn’t require the oven. And boy am I glad to have ended up here! I’ll 1/2 the recipe and use chocolate chips instead. And.. psst.. don’t tell but I’m keeping it all to myself . ;-)

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  9. You do tell a good story, Christine. And you certainly know how to whip up a killer dessert =) I checked out the how-to on the Stonyfield site. Thank you for a delicious and not-so-gulity dessert =)

  10. I love this kind of recipe..love it. And yeah even I hate cooking..at least 2-3 times a week…who doesn’t! Bleh.

  11. Lois says:

    I copied the recipe and checked the Divine chocolate bars. Stonyfield lists 5.3 oz bars which seems like a lot, but the larger Divine bars are 3.5 oz. Which is correct? Thanks

  12. Wendy @ AMFT says:

    I love baking! Just love it….but I hate the dishes. LOL! These Pots de Chocolat look delish…off to find the recipe.

  13. Samantha says:

    I like doing both but I’m definitely more “fly by the seat of my pants” with cooking. Baking requires thought and concentration.
    ps. leading lines?! :)

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Yeah, I think I dislike baking because it does involve so much precision and thought, especially coing up with recipes for baked goods. They need to be eve nmore well-thought out than regular cooking recipes.

      It might be leading lines. Is it? I often do three things in a row like that, making the background ones all blurry. It’s one of my easy fall backs. No, it wasn’t accepted to foodgawker or tastespotting. Lol.

  14. Yum! I love pots au creme!

    It’s funny what you don’t like doing, isn’t it?

    I love to bake but I hate to ice cakes. Too many stressful wedding cakes in my past.

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Yeah, everyone’s different with their likes and dislikes. It’s hard to figure out why. But I’m just embracing it and telling the world. Can’t imagine icing wedding cakes. Brides are too picky! lol

  15. I love the idea of using Greek yogurt for pots de chocolat! I’ve bookmarked the recipe to try very soon. Thanks for including my recipe for Mocha Pots de Creme in your post. I really appreciate it.

    • Christine Pittman says:

      So happy you like the idea. And you’re welcome! Your mocha Pots look so so so good. Couldn’t resist including them.

  16. Katie says:

    I love it when people think that you will hate them if they don’t like to cook. Most nights I’m not a fan of cooking. I love when people think that we live in this world where we always want to cook! I must admit I love dessert but don’t always make it (only when entertaining). I must try your pots de chocolat recipe!

    • Christine Pittman says:

      I wonder if this kind of thing happens to people in other professions. Like, do people walk up to Jim Carrey and worry about admitting, “You know, I just don’t really like comedies…” Or is it because cooking/eating is something we all do on some level and so we feel guilty if we don’t like doing it?

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