There's something about the silky, smooth texture of pots de creme that just makes you feel decadent. And this no-bake Honey Pots de Creme recipe is no exception! This creamy dessert can be made without baking, making it a perfect no-bake treat for summer.
Plus, it only requires a few simple ingredients: heavy cream, honey, sugar, vanilla extract, and corn starch. So easy and delicious!
Silky, Smooth, and Decadent No-Bake Honey Pots de Creme
What Makes Pots de Creme So Tasty?
I think it's the combination of the smooth, creamy texture with the rich flavor that makes pots de creme so irresistible. And this Honey Pots de Creme recipe is no exception! The honey gives it a lovely sweetness without being too cloying, and the vanilla extract rounds out the flavors nicely.
How to Serve Honey Pots de Creme?
Pots de creme can be served in individual cups or ramekins. I like to garnish mine with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder, but they are delicious on their own as well. If you want to get really fancy, you could even top them with some whipped cream or fresh berries.
What is Pots de Creme?
Pots de creme is a French dessert that is similar to custard or pudding. It is usually made with eggs, milk or cream, sugar, and flavoring. Pots de creme can be baked or unbaked; this Honey Pots de Creme recipe is an unbaked version.
Unbaked pots de creme are usually made with a mixture of heavy cream and milk, corn starch, sugar, and flavoring. They are cooked on the stovetop until thickened and then chilled in the refrigerator.
What Goes into Making Honey Pots de Creme?
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Kitchen Tools Needed
How to Make Honey Pots de Creme
In a medium bowl combine the sugar, honey, salt and vanilla.
In another small bowl add a small amount (about 1 tablespoon) of the whipping cream into the cornstarch, stir it until you get a smooth mixture.
Add the cornstarch to the vanilla mixture.
Place the remaining whipping cream in a pot over medium heat.
Add the vanilla mixture in the pot and stir until it thickens.
Pour the mixture in a glass or glass decoration jars and leave them to chill for 2 hours.
You can serve them over a layer of honey if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make It Vegan?
Yes, this Honey Pots de Creme recipe can be made vegan - with the exception of the honey. There is some debate as to whether or not honey is actually vegan - and I don't really have that answer. But, if you are ok with the honey, then this recipe can be made vegan. Simply substitute the heavy whipping cream with a dairy-free cream like coconut cream.
Is This Honey Pots De Creme Gluten-Free?
I have not tried making this gluten-free, but I imagine it would be possible to substitute the corn starch for a gluten-free corn starch or other thickener such as agar agar.
Can I Make it in a Microwave?
You sure can. Cooking the ingredients on a stovetop is the easiest, most practical solution, but you can definitely choose to do it in your microwave too if you find it to be more convenient.
Just remember to keep stirring the mixture after every 30-second interval, so that it gets to the perfect consistency without burning.
Tips for Storing Pots de Creme
Pots de creme can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Be sure to store them in an airtight container so they don't absorb any flavors from the fridge.
When you are ready to serve, simply remove from the fridge and enjoy!
If you want them to be extra creamy, you can let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.
Looking for More No-Bake Desserts?
If you love the idea of a no-bake dessert so your kitchen doesn't heat up unnecessarily, join the club! We will be adding more delicious ideas here soon, but for now, check out these favorites that are often on our dessert menu. Make sure you bookmark the recipes or print them out so you will have them on hand when you need an easy treat!
- ¼ cup (59ml) honey
- 2 tablespoon (25g) sugar
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) vanilla
- ½ cup (118ml) heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon (9.4g) cornstarch
- In a medium bowl combine the sugar, honey, salt and vanilla.
- In another small bowl add a small amount (about 1 tablespoon) of the whipping cream into the cornstarch, stir it until you get a smooth mixture.
- Add the cornstarch to the vanilla mixture.
- Place the remaining whipping cream in a pot over medium heat.
- Add the vanilla mixture in the pot and stir until it thickens.
- Pour the mixture in a glass or glass decoration jars and leave them to chill for 2 hours.
- You can serve them over a layer of honey if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g