How to Prepare Delicious Homemade Chocolate Truffles
If you’re craving something sweet and the first thing you think of is chocolate, you’re not the only one. Desserts that have this delicious treat as main ingredient are always welcomed by pretty much anyone. That’s probably the case of chocolate truffles, small round chocolate balls that melt in your mouth.
5-Minute Crafts wants to show you a simple way to make them at home. They can be served with coffee or enjoyed alone as a dessert.
- 200 g dark chocolate to melt
- 140 ml whipping cream
- Vanilla essence as required
- Cocoa powder
- Colored sprinkles (optional)
- Shredded coconut (optional)
1. Place the heavy cream in a pot or a small container suitable for cooktop heat.
2. Add a few drops of vanilla essence. If you have vanilla pods at home, you can use them instead of the essence. Just split one in half, remove the seeds and add the peel to the cream.
3. Heat the flavored cream over low or minimum heat. Be very careful not to bring it to a boil. You will notice that it’s time to turn the fire off when bubbles start forming on the surface of the cream.
4. Separately, chop the chocolate as finely as you can. This makes it easier to melt.
5. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-resistant container (it can be metal or glass).
6. Remove the cream from the heat just before it comes to a boil (when you see bubbles on the surface, as mentioned before). Pour it over the chopped chocolate, being very careful not to burn yourself.
7. Stir the mixture so that the chocolate melts and mixes with the cream.
8. Keep mixing until you get a creamy and shiny consistency. Make sure that everything is well combined and let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes.
9. Cover the mix with plastic wrap and place the covered container in the refrigerator for at least two hours, or even better, overnight.
10. Take out the container from the fridge and scoop out small portions of the mixture that must have hardened a bit by now. Shape them into balls. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, you can wear gloves.
11. Place some cocoa powder in another container. Dip each ball in the cocoa. Make sure they’re all well coated. You can also use grated coconut or colored sprinkles if you want.
12. Remove excess cocoa by shaking each truffle in a small strainer.
13. Place each truffle in its own paper cup. If you don’t have paper cups, you can just serve them on a plate.
14. Chocolate truffles go best with a steamy cup of coffee or any other hot beverage. You can also eat them on their own.