Café après

Café après

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

  • 110 ml strong coffee
  • 1 litre of milk
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Grated zest of half an untreated orange


  • Warm four heat-resistant glasses.
  • Place the milk, crumbled chocolate and the cinnamon stick into a saucepan and bring to the boil at a medium temperature, stirring all the time. Remove the saucepan from the cooker.
  • Cut open the vanilla pod and scrape out the pulp.
  • Stir the vanilla pod, the pulp, coffee and orange zest into the hot milk and leave to infuse briefly.
  • Strain the liquid into the warm glasses and serve immediately.


Add extra flavour to your Café Après with a dash of alcohol (e.g. rum).