RECIPE Chocolate cream: with 5 ingredients, Anne-Sophie Pic revisits this delicious grandmother’s dessert

The small ramekins filled with chocolate cream, this is the dessert with the good taste of childhood. So inevitably, we melt for three-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s recipe, which calls for just 5 ingredients… but not just any!

In the dessert department, these are the ones we prefer: chocolate creams reminding us of snack time at Grandma’s where we licked the edges of the little pot, it was so good (too good manners, we’ll be back…). The recipe for their success? Milk, cocoa powder, sugar … and lots of love! So many ingredients found in Anne-Sophie Pic’s version. On his Instagram account, the three-star French chef actually shared the secret behind its small gourmet potswhich she advises to prepare “the day before and leave overnight in the fridge: they will be even better” !

Recipe: Anne-Sophie Pic’s pots with chocolate cream


  • 8 cl of milk
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 70 g of sugar
  • 35 cl liquid cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 100-110°C.
  2. Heat the milk with the cocoa in a saucepan, over medium heat, stirring with a whisk to disperse the cocoa.
  3. Mix quickly egg yolks with sugar, in a bowl, without whipping too much. Add the liquid cream and the cocoa milk. Mix well, without creating foam, and filter the preparation with a fine sieve.
  4. Fill ramekins with this cocoa mixturetwo thirds of their height.
  5. Prepare a water bath, Use a roasting pan with sufficiently high sides (or a cake tin or a large gratin dish), pour hot water into it and carefully place the pans of cream on it. The water in the bain-marie should reach about two-thirds of their height.
  6. Cover with a piece of baking paper and put in the oven for 1h30 of cooking time.
  7. Remove from the oven and carefully remove the jars from the bain-marie, let them cool and then refrigerate for at least 4 hoursr before tasting them chilled.

Which cocoa should you buy for successful homemade desserts?

Anne-Sophie Pic finishes her recipe with good taste advice :

For this recipe, take “bitter cocoa powder” and not “chocolate powder for drinks”! The two products look similar… but actually have nothing in common. The first has complex and delicious cocoa notes. The other is often very low in cocoa and very sweet… Read the label carefully when shopping.

Yes boss!

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