Chocolate Custard Cups for Valentine’s Day

This recipe makes 2 servings…One for you and One for your Valentine. Chocolaty with a hint of coffee flavor. Valentine’s Day is filled with Love, Candy, Flowers, Lingerie, Jewelry, Romantic Dinners, Wine and of course, Chocolate. This year for Valentine’s Day why not make your sweetie this
chocolaty dessert. Fast, easy and so delicious! Chocolate custard cups are made with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Perfect for Dessert

This Valentine’s Day you can go out to eat and fight the crowd of lovers or you can stay home. Why not make a delicious dinner for two at home? This fast and easy Valentine’s Dinner for Two will certainly put a smile on your sweethearts face. Here is my suggestions for a Valentine’s Dinner; simple salad with your favorite salad dressing, twice baked potatoes and heart-shaped rib-eye steak with sauteed mushrooms. For dessert; chocolate custard cups.   

chocolate custard
chocolate custard

Heart-Shaped Steak for Two?

Depending on where you live, you might be able to locate a heart-shaped steak in your area. In my area you can purchase a Heart-shaped Rib-eye Steak at Cedar Creek MarketplacePublix also has steaks in the shape of a heart if you have a Publix in your area. My advice would be to call around where you live and see where you can purchase one. You just might be surprise where you will find one.

Chocolate Custard Cups

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  • 1/4 ounce envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup cup skim milk
  • pinch of salt
  • sifted cocoa powder, optional
  • whipped topping, optional


  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water. Let soften 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring half-and-half to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low; whisk in sugar and instant coffee until dissolved, about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in chocolate until melted (be careful not to let it burn), about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk softened gelatin into chocolate mixture until gelatin has dissolved, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in milk and salt. Strain into a large liquid measuring cup (for easy pouring).
  • Divide between two 6-ounce coffee cups or custard cups.
  • Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours.
  • Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa powder, if desired.
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