Vegan Chocolate Pot de Crème

In the Teaching Kitchen with 1440 Chef Deric Nadeau

Vegan Chocolate Pot de Crème

The French-originating Pots de Creme is just as it sounds — a delightful pot or bowl of delicious cream. In this case, 1440 chef Deric Nadeau has adapted this traditional dessert dish into a vegan sweet treat with a coconut cream base and a coconut whipped topping, perfect for your choice of fruit or nut garnish. Ideal for your next special occasion, or whenever you get a chocolate craving, this recipe from the 1440 Teaching Kitchen is especially enjoyable because it takes just a few minutes to make but the presentation and taste are very impressive.

5 min

4 Adults

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian


Ingredients for Crème

1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
6 Tbs cacao powder
6 Tbs maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 pinch sea salt
Optional: 3 Tbs coffee or 1 Tbs instant coffee powder (for deeper flavor profile)

Ingredients for Coconut Whipped Topping

1 1/2 cups coconut cream (full fat; refrigerate can(s) 24 hours before)
2 Tbs maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract


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Additional Notes

It is very important that the coconut cream and mixing bowl are very cold before mixing; otherwise you will get a gritty end product.

Coffee ingredient is optional; the addition of coffee will add an additional depth of flavor to the creme.

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