Chocolate Pot de Crème - Paleo Style

Yep, I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic, and since I've been on a strict no sugar diet for the last 7 weeks, I had to come up with a healthy option for a chocolate fix. This recipe was actually a happy accident - I made some hot chocolate and added the collagen just to give it some protein for a nutrient boost. It was so rich that I only had a few sips before putting the mug into the fridge so I could enjoy it later. When I took it out the next day I noticed that it was solid so naturally I grabbed a spoon and was beyond excited to find that my chilled hot chocolate had the velvety smooth texture of one of my favorite desserts, pot de crème! I hope you fellow chocoholics will bask in the glory of this simple but oh-so good treat! Please comment below and let me know what you think.

Ingredients:

For the low sugar version:

2 tsp organic coconut palm sugar

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut cream until barely simmering
  2. Whisk in the monkfruit sweetener, stevia or coconut palm sugar
  3. Add the collagen powder and whisk until it is smooth and there are no lumps
  4. Add the cacao powder and whisk until smooth
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract
  6. Remove from heat and pour into two 4 oz ramekins or teacups.
  7. Refrigerate overnight
  8. Enjoy slowly with a tiny spoon :-)

Variations:

  • Add a slice or organic orange peel to the coconut cream before heating and remove it before pouring the mixture into the ramekins
  • Add organic extract of your choice (e.g. almond, coconut, etc.)
  • Top with organic berries of choice