Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

One of the first recipes David Lebovitz put up on his site was a hot chocolate recipe from Wittamer, one of the best chocolate shops in Brussels, where he actually worked for a time. The head chocolatier, Michael Lewis gave him this recipe, which they serve in their chic tea salon overlooking the place Sablon. Try to find the best chocolate you can(30-40%). Adapted from The Great Book of Chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Warm about one-third of the half-and-half or milk, with the chopped chocolates and salt, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  2. Whisk in the remaining half-and-half or milk, heating until the mixture is warmed through. Add the cinnamon.
  3. Use a hand-held blender, or a whisk, and mix the hot chocolate until it's completely smooth. Serve very warm. Enjoy!
  4. At Wittamer, it's served with a poof of whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Most Helpful

Perfect treat on a wintry Australian morning. This is absolutely divine. I used top quality chocolate (70 per cent), including some of the famous Neuhaus brand that I bought in Belgium. Wish I'd remembered to pop in a marshmallow. Thanks so much for posting.

Leggy Peggy July 02, 2010

This was the most chocolately and creamy smooth hot chocolate beverage I have ever made. I used Belgian baking chocolate, and I thought it made quite a positive difference. It was so delicious and quite a treat. And it whipped up quite fast, so I didn't have to wait long for my chocolate "fix". Made for the Chocolate Challenge part of Zaar World Tour #6.

NorthwestGal June 03, 2010

We wanted something sweet after dinner- and this was IT!! WONDERFUL!! Very sweet, smooth, and chocolatety!! Thanks so much!! made for Xtra Hot Dishes of ZWT6.

kellychris June 01, 2010