Irish Coffee Pots de Crème

Aired March 14, 2013

Serves 2
2/3 cup whole milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 teaspoons espresso powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 shot Irish whiskey
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 teacups or small champagne glasses

Heat milk in a small pan over moderate heat until it comes to a boil. In a blender or food processor, combine egg, 2 tablespoons of sugar, espresso powder, a pinch of salt, semisweet chips and whiskey using the low setting. Pour in boiling milk in a slow stream. The hot milk will cook the egg and melt the chocolate. Process or blend 1 minute, until smooth. Spoon into teacups or champagne glasses and chill.

When ready to serve, whip cream until soft peaks form, about 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle in remaining tablespoon of sugar and combine.

Top chocolate-filled teacups with whipped cream. Place cups on saucers and serve with teaspoons.