Treat yourself to the exquisite taste of our delicately melting chocolate Iles Flottantes from Provence. This heavenly dessert combines light and airy chocolate meringues that float delicately in a sea of rich, velvety crème anglaise. With every spoonful, you’ll experience a burst of intense chocolate flavor that will transport your taste buds to blissful paradise. Our experienced confectioners create these delicate islands of pleasure with the greatest care and make every bite a moment of pure enjoyment. Whether after a hearty meal or as a luxurious treat, our chocolate Îles-Flottantes are guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
- 600 ml milk
- 1 vanilla bean
- 6 egg yolks
- 100g powdered sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 50g powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (Green & Black’s is particularly good)
- Dark chocolate or grated chocolate for serving
- Pour the milk into a non-stick saucepan.
- Cut open the vanilla pod and scrape out the pulp.
- Cut the vanilla pod into three pieces and add it to the milk along with the brands.
- Heat the milk slightly and then simmer for 5 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar until light and thick.
- Gradually stir in the hot milk.
- Return the mixture to the pot and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
- Strain the custard into a clean bowl and discard the vanilla beans.
- Cover the pudding with cling film and let it cool. (Can be made up to 2 days ahead or frozen.)
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until a stiff mixture forms.
- Gradually stir in a third of the sugar, then another third and finally the rest.
- Sift the cocoa powder and stir into the meringue mixture.
- Divide the meringue into six teacups.
- Microwave each cup individually for 10-15 seconds until the meringue feels firm.
- Allow the meringues to cool.
- Shortly before serving, pour the vanilla pudding into six glasses or glass bowls.
- Turn each meringue onto your hand and gently slide it onto the custard.
- Sprinkle the dessert with chocolate chips or grated chocolate.
- Serve immediately. (Desserts can be assembled and refrigerated for up to 1 hour before serving.)
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Electric mixer (optional)
- Heat-resistant serveware
- Spoon or ice cream scoop for forming iles flottantes
- Grater (if using chocolate bars or grated chocolate)
This recipe contains the following allergens:
Please exercise caution if you or anyone consuming this dessert has allergies or dietary restrictions related to these ingredients. If necessary, consult a doctor.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover Chocolate îles flottantes, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Alternatively, you can store the custard and meringue components separately in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reassemble the cream by dividing it into serving bowls and topping it with the meringue islands. Remember to garnish with chocolate chips or grated chocolate before serving.
Before eating the leftovers, check for any signs of spoilage or unusual odors. Discard it if the dessert appears spoiled.
Health benefits of Chocolate îles flottantes
While desserts are often considered indulgent, the Chocolate Islands Flottantes recipe actually offers some surprising health benefits. This delicious dessert combines the rich flavor of chocolate with the light and fluffy texture of the Iles flottantes, creating a delicious treat that is not only delicious but also nutritious.
1. Good source of protein
One of the main ingredients of Chocolate îles flottantes are eggs. Eggs are incredibly nutritious and contain high-quality protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissue. The recipe calls for both egg yolks and egg whites, ensuring a balanced protein profile. Consuming an adequate amount of protein is important for maintaining muscle mass, promoting satiety, and supporting overall health.
2. Rich in essential nutrients
Milk, another key ingredient in this recipe, is an excellent source of important nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12. Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, while vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption and bone health. Vitamin B12 is essential for proper red blood cell formation and neurological function. By enjoying Chocolate îles flottantes, you can incorporate these important nutrients into your diet and thus contribute to overall well-being.
3. Antioxidant powerhouse
Chocolate itself is known for its antioxidant properties. The dark chocolate or grated chocolate used to garnish the dessert has a particularly soothing effect. Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that helps fight harmful free radicals in the body. These antioxidants are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, improved brain function, and improved skin health.
4. Mood-enhancing effect
Enjoying a delicious dessert like Chocolate îles flottantes can also have a positive effect on your mood. Chocolate contains certain compounds like phenylethylamine and serotonin that promote the release of endorphins, also known as “feel-good chemicals.” These endorphins can improve mood, reduce stress, and increase feelings of joy and happiness.
So next time you enjoy a serving of Chocolate îles flottantes, you can enjoy both the incredible taste and the potential health benefits. Remember: Moderation is the key to enjoying desserts as part of a balanced diet.