Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion, this lavish dessert is a fabulous finale to any celebratory dinner.

Ingredients :


  1. 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  2. 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  3. 6 ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  4. 3 tablespoons sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon brewed coffee
  6. Whipped cream (optional)
  7. Chocolate shavings (optional)

Method :

In a medium saucepan, heat half-and-half over medium heat until hot. Gradually whisk about 1/2 of the hot half-and-half into egg yolks; add yolk mixture to the remaining half-and-half, whisking continuously.

Reduce heat to low; cook until thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, 1 to 2 minutes, whisking continuously. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and sugar; whisk until chocolate has melted. Stir in coffee.

Divide among four demitasse cups, tea cups, or other small cups. Refrigerate 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes
Refrigeration time: 2 hours

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