This recipe is a delicious and rich chocolate dessert that is not only gluten, and dairy-free… but can also enhance your fertility and libido. Say what? The secret ingredient is Maca. So, trying to sneak some healthy Maca into my food, I came up with Maca Chocolate Pots De Creme!
Maca is an herbaceous plant native to the high Andean Mountains of Bolivia and Peru. It is one of the only food plants in the world able to thrive at such a high altitude. Maca, and more specifically the root of the plant, has a long history as a superfood. The maca root was prized throughout the Incan empire for its adaptogenic-like qualities that enable it to nourish and balance the body’s delicate endocrine system, and to help cope with stress. It also energizes naturally, without the jitters and crashes of caffeine, and it can aid in reproductive function, helping to balance hormones and increase fertility. (source)
So, what could be more perfect for women who want to increase their libido and fertility than chocolate Maca?!
Maca Chocolate Pots De Creme
This recipe is a delicious and rich chocolate dessert that is not only gluten, and dairy-free... but can also enhance your fertility and libido.
- 7 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 14 ounce can full-fat coconut cream
- 2 large pastured egg yolks
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup Maca powder
- Chop up and place the chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan add coconut milk, eggs, and salt.
- Whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens and forms a smooth custard that coats the back of a spoon (about 10 to 15 minutes).
- When the custard is ready, take the pot off the heat.
- Pour custard over the chocolate.
- Let the chocolate and custard mixture sit undisturbed for 5 minutes.
- Add the Maca and vanilla and gently stir the ingredients. Steady, slow stirring is essential for ensuring a stable emulsion.
- Divide the mixture evenly into espresso cups or ramekins and put into the fridge until set.
- Enjoy your Maca Chocolate Pots De Creme!
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37 Replies to “Maca Chocolate Pots De Creme (libido & fertility-enhancing!)”
How do you keep from eating it all at one setting? LOL, sounds delicious!
Jeanie, the weekend that I made up this recipe I ate all of them….myself! So much chocolate. Didn’t want the kids to have 85% chocolate so I ate it. Yum!
YUM. I totally need to make these today!
Yum I’m going to get some some Maca and Maka this! I’m having so much fun since I left processed foods in the dust and finding new healthy foods.
Great to hear Leona, hope you enjoy it!
Is the Maca safe for kids to eat?
Here is what I came up with:
I’ve got several catalogs here from purveyors of maca, as well as some articles, and I don’t see anything that indicates any problems with children taking it. In fact, one of the articles says that because maca contains significant amounts of absorbable calcium and magnesium, plus a little silica, it’s useful in treating bone decalcifications in children (Jorge Calderon, M.D. in Walker, 1998). And Dr. Susan Lark (2004), in an article that draws heavily on information from Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici, the scientist who has done the most to further the understanding of maca, specifies that maca is an adaptogen. It’s helping the body produce its own hormones–including adrenal and thyroid, rather than supplying hormones itself. Maca also contains numerous vitamins and minerals and was used for thousands of years as a super food.
But because maca also sounds pretty potent, I’d suggest it in small doses and maybe not everyday for children.
Walker, Morton, DPM. “Effects of Peruvian Maca on Hormonal Functions”. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, November 1998.
Lark, Susan, M.D. “Treasures from Peru”. The Lark Letter, March 2004.
I love your site! I just found it! Just wanted to say, I made some Maca hot cocoa the other day and the kids wanted to try it. I let them have some because it seemed really healthy! I only used cocoa powder, almond milk (they have all the time), and some honey. My daughter broke out in terrible hives! Not to say this would happen to all children, my two boys were fine, just wanted to put it out there! She is 4.
Doesn’t this need a sweetener or are you using sweetened chocolate?
the coconut milk is slightly sweet and the chocolate is 85%. I have used a small amount of honey in the past, but found that it wasnt necessary. If you like it sweeter, add a little raw honey.
I use Maca Magic powder in my morning smoothie. It’s a light malty taste! I also have made some tasty low carb chocolate malt ice cream using maca. And, ladies of That Certain Age… I find adding a teaspoon to a tablespoon of coconut oil in the evening helps with “overheating” during the night. So maca is good for all ages!
Regarding giving the maca to kids, I personally find that it gives me TONS of energy, almost a caffeine-like effect (but not jittery). I personally avoid giving it to kids for this reason, they have enough energy on their own and there’s a lot of other “good stuff” to give them!
Oh, and of course, forgot to mention, made the recipe and LOVED it! 🙂 Thank you!
Glad you liked it! I totally get the kid energy thing…my kids never stop moving. They only get an occasional spoonful of the pots de creme. It’s more of a Mommy dessert. They don’t need all that dark chocolate. 🙂
Hi Kate–do you think replacing coconut milk with almond milk would still work with this recipe? Sounds like a winner for my family! 🙂
Maybe, coconut milk is thicker than almond milk. Worth a try though! Let me know how it turns out 🙂
hi there…so enjoy reading your posts for inspiration. just did a quick search on maca…some say it causes digestion issues when not cooked because of its fibrous nature. heard anything about that? just curious as my stomach can be sensitive…thanks!
I’m not quite sure. I use a powder in the recipe
Quick question… Why not dark chocolate for kids?
It can give kiddos quite the caffeine buzz!
Looks delicious! I’ve been wanting to try maca for a long time and this will be a great way to incorporate it.
Just the excuse to buy Maca that I’ve been looking for!
Um yeah, what’s not to love on this one? 🙂
I probably missed it, but how many servings does this make? What size ramekins? I just needed some idea. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you.
It fills about 4 ramekins (4oz size)