Espresso Bourbon Chocolate Pots
Vegan • Gluten-Free • No Sugar Added
Valentine’s Day is almost here! T – 2 days! I looooove V-Day, but then again I love any holiday that is centered around chocolate. And I really love chocolate. Which may be obvious if you scroll through the recipe archives. And while I love brownies and chocolate cake, and let’s face it, you can never have too many chocolate cake or brownie recipes, I wanted to give you guys something different today. Something completely fuss-free.
Enter these chocolate pots. But no, not just any chocolate pots, Espresso Bourbon Chocolate Pots! And while they sound fancy and chic, they actually have 5 ingredients, and take all of 5 minutes to make. You can even make them ahead of time. That way you can spend your Valentine’s Day concentrating on other things, *ahem.
Add a dollop of coconut whipped cream and some fresh berries to make these really over the top, and spoil that special someone in your life. And if you don’t have someone to spoil, well then I think you should make these anyways and spoil yourself! Dark, smooth and creamy chocolate pots, along with Riverdale on Netflix, sounds like an awesome night in the making… Partially because I’m hooked on Riverdale… I hear it slows down later on in the first season, but I’m not there yet so sshhhhh! No spoilers! I digress…
You’ll also be happy to know these chocolate pots use easy to find ingredient, all of which are available at your local grocery store. And if you don’t have Bourbon (you may want to get some because it makes the most amazing desserts) you can swap it out with Brandy, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, or your favorite liquor. You could also leave it out altogether and replace it with non-dairy milk or more coffee, although that doesn’t sound as fun…
There is also no sugar added to these, just the sweetness from the semi-sweet chocolate, so if you want something on the sweeter side I would recommend a tablespoon or two of either maple syrup or agave. And lastly while you could use plain old (not literally old) chocolate chips from the grocery store, I suggest getting some good quality chocolate and chopping that up. There are so few ingredient in this that you’ll want a chocolate that tastes really good!
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)
- 4 ounces freshly brewed espresso
- 12 ounces silken tofu, extra firm
- Pinch kosher salt
- ⅓ cup Bourbon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Coconut Whipped Cream
- Fresh Strawberries
- Prepare 4 ramekins or mason jars, each with a 2-cup (500ml) capacity.
- In a double boiler, or a heat-proof bowl set over simmering water (but not touching) melt the chocolate until smooth.
- Place the espresso, silken tofu, salt, bourbon, and vanilla in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add the melted chocolate and blend once more until completely incorporated, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Divide among the prepared jars or ramekins and chill until until set, at least 1 hour, or overnight *see notes.
- Top with coconut whipped cream, and fresh strawberries before serving. Chocolate pots can be served chilled or slightly below room temperature.