National Pots De Creme Day - August 27
Tue, Aug 27, 2024

National Pots De Creme Day

National Pots De Creme Day is a delightful holiday for all lovers of gourmet desserts! One of them – Pots De Creme – has a long history. It was first prepared in France. Culinary historians claim that the invention of “pots of cream” dates back to the 17th century.


It is not known who came up with the idea to set the date for the holiday on August 27, but this person was undoubtedly a real fan of this elegant French dessert! On National Pots De Creme Day, you can indulge in the tasty treat in any quantity (although you may have to go jogging in the morning or sign up for a fitness class to work it off).

The invention of Pots De Creme was preceded by the invention of custard suitable for baking. It is prepared by boiling – milk, cream, sugar, eggs and flour are used. There is evidence that initially the “cream pots” looked more like pies, had the appropriate filling and a crust on top, and were prepared in large containers. But gradually, pots no more than 3 inches high were used, and the crust disappeared. Chocolate custard did not appear until the 19th century.

Interesting facts

The classic flavor of “cream pots” is vanilla, but if you learn how to make this dish (it’s quite simple), you can diversify the traditional recipe in your own way. Fruit fillings in particular give it an impressive and fresh taste!

How to take part

You can celebrate National Pots De Creme Day in many ways:

  • Make this easy dessert yourself, treat your family and friends, take a photo of your creation and share the photo with your followers on social networks. When they see it, they will definitely want to cook it too!
  • This dessert comes from France and you can have a real themed dinner. Let “pots of cream” be just one part of a complete French menu, and expand your culinary horizons by preparing some other French dishes. France is famous for its cuisine, after all!
  • Don’t worry if you can’t make these treats – just order them from an authentic patisserie or restaurant!

When is National Pots De Creme Day celebrated in 2024?

National Pots De Creme Day is observed on August 27 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday August 27 2024
Wednesday August 27 2025
Thursday August 27 2026