Two partially eaten chocolate pots de crème in beer glasses on a tasting flight board

Stout and Dark Chocolate Pots de Crème

What’s black and white, comes in a glass and is a delicious treat? If you said a pint of your favourite stout, you’re almost right! Dark beer is the star of this deeply decadent dessert that looks like it was on tap. Having an adults-only night? Serve these for a fun and stylish finish to the meal.

Serves

4-6 servings

PREP TIME

15 minutes

COOK TIME

20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

For the Stout Syrup:

  • 1 cup (250 ml) local stout beer (or your favourite stout)
  • ¼ cup (50 g) Redpath® Turbinado Sugar

For the Pots de Crème:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ cup (310 ml) whole milk
  • ½ cup (125 ml) 35% cream
  • 1 recipe (½ cup / 125 ml) stout syrup
  • 5 oz (140 g) chopped dark chocolate
  • 5 oz (140 g) chopped bittersweet chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Stout Syrup:

Place the stout beer and Redpath® Turbinado Sugar in a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture has reduced by half; about 25-30 minutes.

A small pot of stout syrup with a wooden stirring spoon

For the Stout and Dark Chocolate Pots de Crème:

In a medium bowl whisk eggs until thickened and pale yellow.

Heat milk, cream, and stout syrup in a medium pot over low heat until it just starts to steam. Slowly whisk ½ cup (125 ml) warm milk mixture into whisked eggs yolks. Pour mixture into pot, cook stirring constantly until slightly thickened; about 3-5 minutes.

A small pot of a milk with beer and a wooden stirring spoon

Add both chopped chocolates and immediately remove from heat. Whisk until chocolate has completely melted.

Melted chocolate in a pot with a whisk

Strain through a fine sieve and divide between 6 oz (177 ml) ramekins or desired serving dishes.

Two chocolate pots de crème with whipped cream in beer glasses on a tasting flight board

CHEF'S TIP

Swap the dark chocolate and bittersweet chocolate out for milk chocolate for a smoother and creamier treat.

Serve in beer taster glasses and garnish with whipped cream.