This decadent dessert is based on a French-inspired custard recipe that dates back to the 17th century. Our version has fewer calories and is lower in fat than the orginal--we use light soymilk, light dessert topping, sugar-free dark chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder--but it's still rich in taste!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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25 mins
2 hrs 40 mins


Chocolate-Amaretto Pots de Creme
Whipped Coffee-Almond Topping


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare Chocolate-Amaretto Pots de Creme: In a heavy small saucepan, combine soy milk, sugar, whipped topping, chocolate, margarine, cocoa powder and coffee powder. Cook and stir over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the mixture boils and begins to thicken. Reduce heat to low. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  • Gradually stir about 1/3 cup of the hot chocolate mixture into the beaten egg yolks. Return the yolk mixture to the remaining hot chocolate mixture in the saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes; remove from heat.

  • Stir in vanilla, amaretto (if desired) and almond extract. Pour chocolate mixture into six small heatproof cups or pots de creme cups. Cover with foil and chill for 2 hours or overnight or until set.

  • Prepare the Whipped Coffee-Almond Topping: In a small bowl, stir together amaretto, vanilla, coffee powder and almond extract, stirring until coffee dissolves. Fold in frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed.

  • Spoon the topping onto individual servings. If desired, sprinkle with shaved chocolate.


Tips: If you use egg product, the mixture will be softer set.

If using a sugar substitute, choose from Splenda(R) Granular, Equal(R) Spoonful or packets, or Sweet' N Low(R) bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar. If using Equal(R), add it with the vanilla in step 3. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 125 cal., 8 g carbo.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 11.4g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 5.6g; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 4.4g; cholesterol 140mg; vitamin a iu 334IU; folate 16.7mcg; calcium 75.8mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 1.5mg; potassium 41.5mg; sodium 60.2mg.