Hot chocolate

Recipe of the month: Belgian hot chocolate

Belgians are famously proud of their chocolate, and for good reason: It’s generally high-quality and very finely ground with a high cocoa content, giving the final product a velvety texture and unbeatable flavor. We recommend making this cozy drink with a Belgian milk chocolate, but any variety you like will do.

Serves 2


–           40 cl milk

–           170 g dark chocolate

–           80 g milk chocolate

–           1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or vanilla sugar)

–           Whipped cream

–           A pinch of cinnamon (optional)

–           1 tablespoon white sugar (optional)


–           Pour half of the milk and the chocolate pieces in a small saucepan.

–           Heat the chocolate over medium low heat until it is melted. Don’t forget to keep stirring.

–           Add the rest of the milk, the vanilla, and a little whipped cream.

–           If desired, add cinnamon or a little white sugar.

–           Increase the heat and stir vigorously to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Be careful not to boil the milk.

–           When all the ingredients are well mixed, pour your chocolate into a cup and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate flakes/shavings.

–           Serve hot and enjoy!