Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots

These super-simple, but super-scrumptious, Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots, contain only two ingredients! Decadent and impressive enough for a make-ahead dinner party dessert, you can also easily whip some up to grab straight from the fridge as an indulgent mid-week treat. Or eat one as a handy fat-bomb to adjust your macros on a keto diet.

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The basic recipe for these Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots contains just two ingredients – double/heavy whipping cream, and very good quality dark chocolate.

The main thing that’s going to alter slightly the carb count of this recipe is the chocolate that you choose to use.

I live in the UK, where good quality sugar-free chocolate is still relatively hard to come by. I also don’t have a very sweet tooth. So I used 90% cocoa chocolate – which contains just a little real sugar – in my Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots.

Naturally-present lactose in the cream also serves to add some sweetness to the finished desserts. Nevertheless, made with 90% chocolate, my Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots have only a mild sweetness, which I really like. They actually remind me of the unsweetened dark milk chocolate that’s started emerging in the UK.

But if you prefer a sweeter chocolate pot, then you have options!:
– if you can get it, you could use a sweeter-tasting, but sugar-free, chocolate such as Lily’s (US),
– or add your favourite low-carb sugar substitute to taste e.g. erythritol or xylitol
– or use dark chocolate with a lower cocoa content. 70% cocoa chocolate, for instance, produces a sweet – but still dark – chocolate pot. 70% cocoa pots are still relatively low-carb. But you will need to factor-in whether or not the additional carbs work with your own personal style of low-carb eating.

An optional extra third ingredient – which I really like – is to add a small amount of dark rum to the recipe. It gives the chocolate pots an added flavour dimension, without adding carbs. But it’s up to your personal preference, and they taste delicious with or without the rum!

Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots need to be chilled for at least two hours before serving. They’re best if chilled overnight, and they don’t taste over-cold if you then serve them straight from the fridge.  I find that, even garnished with extra whipped cream and chocolate shavings, once covered, the pots keep well in the fridge for several days.

Whichever version you go for, I hope you love these Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots as much as I do!


Nutrition Info

Made with 90% cocoa chocolate, my Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots contain only 5g net carbs each. And they will contain even fewer carbs if you make them with completely sugar-free chocolate.

If you’re looking to up the ratio of fats in your keto regime, then one of these Low-Carb French Chocolate Pots might even make an indulgent, classy, alternative to a fat bomb!

Per individual chocolate pot Low-Carb Chocolate Pots
Net Carbs (minus fibre counted separately) 5g
Kcal 404
Protein 3g
Fat 41g
Fibre 0g

Figures calculated using verified nutritional info on MyFitnessPal. Recipe made with 90% cocoa chocolate. If adding optional rum, calories are 421 per pot, and other figures stay the same. 

Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots

Recipe for Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots


Recipe for Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Very easy
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Low-Carb, Keto & Vegetarian. Free From Gluten, Nuts & Artificial Sweeteners.


  • 250ml/1 cup double/heavy whipping cream
  • 85g/2.9 ounces/scant 2/3 cup very dark high cocoa chocolate (I used 90% cocoa chocolate, but see my notes above for options if you prefer a sweeter chocolate pot)
  • Optional third ingredient: 25ml/1oz dark rum
  • Extra cream and chocolate to serve


  1. Break up the chocolate into smallish pieces in a heatproof bowl (or you can use chocolate chips). Sit the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (bain-marie). Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted.
  2. In a small separate saucepan, heat the cream until it is just simmering. Then add the hot cream to the melted chocolate, and mix with a spoon until they’ve melded together into a thick, smooth sauce.
  3. If you’ve decided to add the optional rum, stir it in now.
  4. Divide the chocolate sauce evenly between four small ramekin dishes or glasses.
  5. Cover the pots and chill in the fridge for at least two hours. But they’re even better if left overnight.
  6. When ready to serve, you can choose to eat the Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots as they are, straight from the fridge. But they look best garnished with a little extra whipped cream topped with grated dark chocolate.

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