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Need A Guaranteed Holiday Hit? Try This Luxurious CBD Dessert.

A rich and creamy delight, this chocolate custard features antioxidant-packed ingredients and is infused with full-spectrum CBD and Beta-Caryophyllene terpenes.

This healing CBD recipe is brought to you by Carlos Leo, co-founder of Spoonabilities, and an aspiring chef, blogger, and food photographer from Miami, Florida.

“Healing food is made with love and thoughtful intention, and when the ingredients play an important role in improving your wellbeing.”

– Carlos Leo

The Healing Foods Project

The world is serious enough. Why not heal and have some fun?
The Healing Foods Project is a recipe series inspired by healing and connection through food. Featuring gourmet recipes that enhance the therapeutic benefits of terpenes and CBD, we partner with chefs, food artisans, and bartenders across the country to bring you fun, shareable recipes with a synergistic twist.
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CBD and terpene infused Chocolate Pots de Créme Recipe - Golden Apple Cannabis Co.

Chocolate Pots de Créme with CBD & Beta-Caryophyllene

Carlos Leo of Spoonabilities

This Chocolate Pots de Crème recipe features antioxidant-rich ingredients infused with full-spectrum CBD and Beta-Caryophyllene terpenes,70% bittersweet chocolate, coconut cream, maple syrup, and instant coffee to boost the chocolate flavor, with Greek sea salt to balance the sweetness.

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins

Course Dessert
Cuisine French

Servings 6 glasses


  • 6 small heatproof cups or ramekins
  • 2 medium bowls
  • 1 small saucepan
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Whisk
  • Stirring spoon
  • Fine mesh strainer ★ 



Chocolate Créme

  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract*
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup (1)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • teaspoon fine sea salt (2)
  • 6 ounces (2 chocolate bars) bittersweet chocolate (65-70% cacao) – chopped
  • 1-6 scoop(s) Water-Soluble CBD Powder (3)
  • 2 drops Beta-Caryophyllene Terpene (4)
  • *For a richer flavor, substitute vanilla extract with vanilla paste ★ 

Topping Options

  • Whipped cream (store-bought or homemade)
  • Shaved chocolate
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Flavorful extra-virgin olive oil (5) – for drizzling

Homemade Whipped Cream ★ 

  • ½ cup heavy cream – cold
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (1)
  • 1 pinch Xanthan gum – optional, to stabilize the cream and help it keep longer



Chocolate Créme

  • Place chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. For a creamier texture, cover the bowl with a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Heat heavy cream, coconut cream, instant coffee, and vanilla in a small saucepan at medium-low heat. Stir until bubbling around the edges and turn off heat.
  • Whisk the egg yolks, maple syrup, and salt in another medium bowl until combined.
  • Pour the hot cream from the sauce-pan into the yolk mixture slowly, whisking constantly.
  • Add custard mixture to saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it’s a thick, heavy cream (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Pour custard mixture into bowl over chopped chocolate (and through strainer if you wish).
  • Wait 1-2 minutes to melt chocolate. Gently whisk to combine.
  • Add Water-Soluble CBD Powder and Beta-Caryophyllene terpene and continue whisking.
  • Pour hot custard into 6 small heatproof containers and cover.
  • Chill until firm, at least 2-4 hours. Keeps for up to 3 days.
  • Serve with optional toppings for additional flavors!

Homemade Whipped Cream ★ 

  • Whip cold cream with 1 maple syrup until soft peaks form. Add Xanthan gum (optional). Keep whipping until stiff peaks.

Keyword cbd, chocolate, shareable, terpenes

Frequently Asked Questions

How many scoops of CBD powder should I use when making CBD desserts?

In his recipe, Carlos uses 1 scoop of CBD powder total (12 mg) for a touch of CBD. Though everyone is different, if your goal is to provide 1 complete dose in each serving, we recommend starting with 1 scoop (12 mg/scoop) per person. See CBD FAQ.

When making CBD desserts, what's the right temperature?

When cooking with CBD, avoid directly contact with high heat. CBD begins to break down between 320-356°F, so we don’t recommend frying or baking unless you’re following a low-temp or dehydration recipe. See CBD FAQ.

Meet Carlos & Geoffrey of Spoonabilities

When Carlos Leo sits down to craft a recipe, he looks at it holistically, as a balance of mind, body, and soul.

More than an aspiring chef, Carlos is a food photographer, and storyteller. It shows in his attention-to-detail in each drool-worthy photo he styles and captures, and his fresh take on traditional recipes and flavor profiles.

“Every recipe has a special story and place in my heart, and these are the stories I want to share.”

With his husband Geoffrey, he built Spoonabilities, a recipe blog and online shop that creates space for these stories.

“After spending hours at farmer’s markets,  cafés, and restaurants around the world, we start talking about how wonderful it would be to buy the products we fell in love with, share our discoveries with people, and support family-owned businesses all over the world.”

Carlos’ recipes feature both classic favorites and new twists on Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Dominican, and traditional American cuisine.

Healing Ingredients

In his healing CBD dessert recipe, Carlos used our Beta-Caryophyllene terpene for it’s warm, sweet aroma and soothing properties. He also infuses the chocolate créme with our Water-Soluble CBD Powder to enhance the dessert’s health benefits as a whole through cannabis synergy.

Chocolate is a symbol of love, happiness, relaxation, joy, commitment, and celebration. Dark chocolate is also a proven antioxidant, and engages with our neurotransmitters similarly to CBD.

Think of terpenes as even purer forms of essential oils. Beta-Caryophyllene is a distinctively spicy-sweet terpene with a woody, clove-like aroma commonly found in black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, hops, basil, oregano, and cannabis. It’s known for its body-soothing and mood-enhancing qualities.

Our Water-Soluble CBD Powder is a flavorless powder is formulated for potency without the frills. It’s a nanoemulsified, fast-acting formula with full-spectrum CBD, which makes it perfect for infusing into sweet and savory dishes alike (more tips here). It’s widely used as a natural remedy for maintaining physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing, optimal skin health, better sleep, and immunity support.

The CBD powder – I genuinely love this product because it’s tasteless. I don’t taste that particular taste that you get in CBD tinctures. This is wonderful because it opens my eyes…I can use it in almost anything, and it won’t change the flavor profile.” – Carlos Leo, Spoonabilities


One thought on “Need A Guaranteed Holiday Hit? Try This Luxurious CBD Dessert.

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for posting our recipe! Wish you could have tasted it 😉

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