How to make chocolate cream like grandma

This chocolate cream is un totally regressive dessert, which we like to take the time to taste without being disturbed. We copied Grandma’s recipe to savor it better.

The unmissable chocolate cream recipe


  • 125 g of dark chocolate (52% minimum)
  • 2 whole eggs + 4 yolks
  • 55 g sugar
  • 35 cl of whole milk
  • 15 cl of liquid cream

The recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 120 ° C (th. 4).
  • Break the whole eggs into a bowl and beat them with the yolks and sugar for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Pour the milk and cream into a saucepan, bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and add the chocolate broken into pieces
  • Leave to stand for 3 minutes, then stir to homogenize the preparation.
  • Whisk the mixture over the eggs, strain, then pour into ovenproof ramekins.
  • Cook for about 35 minutes, leave to cool, then place in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.

Tips for success

  • According to our desires, we can have a classic dark chocolate to bake, or even an archi dark chocolate if we like (why not a 99%, absolutely!), But also a milk chocolate, a white, even a little praline bites. expired which have lost their fondant.
  • So that the surface of the creams is quite uniform, the trick is to filter the preparation to retain and eliminate the foam formed by whisking the milk with the eggs. With a little Chinese, it’s perfect.

How to revisit chocolate cream

With Espelette pepper: a little daring idea, but the mixture works very well, as long as you don’t overdo it, of course. Add a few pinches to the milk-cream mixture. Or sprinkle a pinch on each cream when ready to serve.

With cardamom: the slightly camphorated flavor of the cardamom powder balances the sweetness of the cream.

At the coffee shop : add 1 to 2 tbsp. coffee soluble in the milk-cream mixture being heated. A timeless classic.

With cinnamon: add a few pinches of cinnamon powder to the preparation. Then accompany with speculos.

Lactose free: replace the milk and cream with a coconut vegetable drink and coconut cream.

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