Chocolat à L'ancienne (Hot Chocolate)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Tinkerbell

From "Tastes amazing, feels amazing." Traditional French serving ideas: For breakfast serve in a bowl for dipping your toast into or for afternoon tea with French pastries or truffles Posted for ZWT 5.

Top Review by Baby Kato

Wow, Tink, I love hot chocolate and have made a lot of the recipes on the site....I must say that this is the best of them all. What a lovely kept secret. So much flavor, rich, thick, smooth, velvety and decadent. I was in heaven. I enjoyed this so much that I made another pot later in the day. Thank you for sharing a recipe that has gone into My Favorites Cookbook for 2012. Made for Fall Pac/12

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 28 ounces whole milk
  • 7 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup creme fraiche (or heavy cream)
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch vanilla powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (for garnish)
  • 1 12 cups whipped cream (fresh or canned for garnish)


  1. Heat milk, cream & sugar over low flame. Bring to simmer but do not let it boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate and vanilla. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour into mugs and serve with whipped cream & a sprinkle of powdered cocoa.
  4. Voilà!

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