When I was a little girl, my mom would always make truffles around the holidays. They were always so delicious, but they took a lot of time and effort to make. Since becoming a mom myself, I’ve struggled to find the time to make them. But then I discovered that you can make truffles with just 2 ingredients- condensed milk and chocolate! These condensed milk truffles are simple to make, and they taste just as good as my mom’s old recipe.
About Condensed Milk Truffles
Truffles are a type of chocolate confectionery that are made by combining chocolate and cream, and then rolling the mixture into balls. Condensed milk truffles are a variation of this classic treat that uses condensed milk instead of cream. The result is a truffle that is richer and more decadent than the traditional variety. While condensed milk truffles may take a bit longer to prepare than other types of truffles, they are well worth the effort. These delicious treats are sure to delight any chocolate lover.
Brigadeiros Vs Condensed Milk Truffles
Brigadeiros and condensed milk truffles are both rich, chocolatey desserts that are popular in Brazil. Both recipes involve combining chocolate and condensed milk to create a thick, creamy mixture that is then rolled into balls and coated in chocolate or cocoa powder.
So what’s the difference between these two delicious treats? The key difference lies in the ratio of chocolate to condensed milk. In brigadeiros, the ratio is one part chocolate to three parts condensed milk, while in condensed milk truffles, it is equal parts chocolate and condensed milk. This gives brigadeiros a richer chocolate flavor, while condensed milk truffles are more balanced. As a result, brigadeiros are denser and more fudge-like in texture, while condensed milk truffles are lighter and creamier. So which is better? That’s up to you to decide!
Making condensed milk truffles is easy and only requires a few ingredients:
- Cocoa powder: Natural cocoa powder is always the best choice, as it will give the truffles a rich, dark flavor. Meanwhile, Dutch processed cocoa powder should be avoided, as it can result in lighter-colored truffles. Finally,sweetened cocoa powder should also be avoided, as the extra sugar can throw off the balance of the truffle recipe.
- Sweetened coconut condensed milk: Many condensed milk truffle recipes also call for the addition of coconut, in order to add extra sweetness and texture. Sweetened coconut condensed milk is a great option here, as it will add a rich, creamy taste while also helping to bind the mixture together.
Here are some option that you can ramp up the flavor:
- Espresso powder/Instant Coffee: For a burst of robust flavor, try adding a small amount of espresso powder or instant coffee to the condensed milk and chocolate mixture. Just be sure not to use too much, as the flavor can easily become overwhelming.
- Chili: While not for everyone, a little bit of chili can add an interesting twist to condensed milk truffles. Just be sure to use a very small amount at first, as you can always add more later if needed.
- Natural flavorings: Many people like to add a hint of natural flavor to their condensed milk truffles, such as vanilla or almond extract. This will help to add a more complex flavor while also complementing the chocolate.
- Peanut butter: To add a rich flavor and extra creaminess to your condensed milk truffles, try stirring in some peanut butter. This will help bind the mixture together and also boost the intensity of the chocolate flavor.
- Optional toppings: You can also roll the truffles in a selection of other toppings, including crushed nuts, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, powdered sugar or even crushed Oreo biscuits. For more of a brigadeiro recipe topping, you could use vegan brown sprinkles.
How To Make Condensed Milk Truffles
Making your own chocolate truffles is easier than you think – with just a few ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create a delicious treat that’s sure to impress.
First, line a small rectangular mold with wax paper, making sure to add an overhang on all sides. This will make it easier to remove the fudge later. Next, pour the condensed milk into a medium bowl and microwave it for a couple of seconds or warm it up in a double boiler until it’s runny. Then, gradually sift in the cocoa powder, stirring in between until it’s thoroughly incorporated.
Once the mixture has thickened, lightly oil your hands and knead the dough by hand until it’s smooth. The dough should be soft, smooth, and manageable without being sticky. If it’s too sticky, add a little more cocoa powder; if it’s too dry, add a little condensed milk (just 1 tsp at a time). Once you’ve achieved the perfect consistency, roll out the dough on a flat surface and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes.
Roll the truffles in your desired toppings, and allow them to set for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
How To Shape 2 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
After chilling the dough in the refrigerator for an hour, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into squares. To add a cocoa flavor, sift cocoa powder over the dough (optional). For a more polished look, round off the edges of each square with your fingers (optional). Dust away any excess cocoa powder and enjoy immediately. Alternatively, you can shape the dough into balls instead of squares.
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How To Store Condensed Milk Truffles?
Once your truffles are rolled and coated, you can either serve them immediately or store them in the fridge for up to a week. If storing the truffles for later use, try wrapping each one in plastic wrap or foil to avoid losing their shape while they’re in the refrigerator. You can also freeze condensed milk truffles for longer storage and defrost them as needed. Just be sure to thaw the truffles overnight in the refrigerator before serving. Finally, remember that these truffles are best enjoyed at room temperature, so remove them from the fridge about 30 minutes before serving for optimal flavor and texture.
Recipe Tips & Variations
- If you want to add a touch of sweetness to the truffles, you can stir in some maple syrup or vegan honey. This will help boost the flavor while also complementing the cocoa powder.
- Add crunch: For even more texture and flavor, try rolling your condensed milk truffles in crushed nuts (such as peanuts or hazelnuts), cacao nibs, or crushed Oreo cookies.
- Boost flavor: If you want to amp up the chocolate flavor of your truffles, try using dark or fair trade cocoa powder instead of regular unsweetened cocoa powder. This will give your truffles a richer, more intense taste that’s sure to impress any chocolate lover.
- Layer flavors: If you want to introduce new and interesting flavors into your truffles, try layering different coatings of toppings on top of each other. For example, you could start with a layer of crushed coconut flakes, followed by a layer of chopped nuts and then topped off with a drizzle of melted chocolate or vegan caramel sauce. The possibilities are endless! Just be sure not to mix different toppings together, as this can cause the truffles to lose their shape.
- Finally, if you want to experiment with other flavors and ingredients in your truffles, feel free to get creative and explore new flavor combinations. Some of our favorite options include peanut butter, orange zest, or chopped mint leaves. You can also try adding in cookie crumbs or dried fruit to create unique truffle flavors and textures. Just be sure to adjust the amount of condensed milk as needed when making these flavor variations to ensure that your truffles come out perfectly sweet and rich every time!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Are My 2 Ingredient Truffles Still Loose?
If your truffles are still loose after the recommended time in the refrigerator, try adding 1-2 tablespoons of extra condensed milk to firm them up.
Why Is My Truffle So Sticky?
To prevent your truffles from being too sticky, make sure to chill the dough in the refrigerator for an hour after rolling it into balls. This gives the chocolate an opportunity to harden and firm up so that you can easily coat each truffle in your desired toppings.
What Can Be Made From Condensed Milk?
In addition to making delicious truffles, condensed milk can be used in a variety of other recipes, such as candy and fudge. You can also use it to add extra richness and sweetness to coffee or tea. Alternatively, you can try using it as a substitute for whole milk when baking or cooking. However you decide to use this versatile ingredient, you’re sure to love the rich and delightful flavor of these simple truffles!
What Is Truffle Filling Made Of?
Truffle filling is made primarily from two ingredients: chocolate and cream. When making truffle filling, the chocolate will be melted down in a double boiler before the cream is added to create a smooth and rich consistency. After stirring both of these ingredients together, your truffle filling should have a soft yet firm texture that holds its shape well when piped or rolled. Other common ingredients that may be added to truffle filling include butter, vanilla extract, and salt. When preparing your own truffles, you can experiment with a variety of different flavors and textures by adding in nuts, dried fruit, liqueurs, spices, or cookie crumbs to create unique fillings that are perfect for any occasion.
What Is The Best Way To Coat Truffles With Chocolate?
There are a few different ways that you can coat your truffles with chocolate. To achieve an even coating, we recommend dipping your truffles in the melted chocolate using a fork or toothpick. You can also try drizzling the chocolate over them, or rolling the truffle bites into the chocolate and allowing any excess to drip off before placing it on a lined baking sheet.
How Can I Thicken My Truffle Filling?
If your truffle filling seems too loose and runny, try adding in a little extra chocolate to firm it up. You can also increase the amount of cream in your recipe slightly to achieve a thicker texture for your truffles. Adding extra chocolate or cream may alter the sweetness level of your truffles, so be sure to experiment with small batches until you find the perfect ratio for your desired flavor and texture.
Whether you are making truffles for an event or just for fun, this recipe is sure to become one of your favorites! With just two simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you can create deliciously rich and creamy truffles that will melt in your mouth with each bite. To start making these 2 ingredient condensed milk truffles today, simply follow the instructions in Liliana Kitchen recipe, including adding in your desired flavors and toppings to create unique truffle combinations. Then, chill the dough for an hour in the refrigerator before shaping it into balls and coating your truffles with melted chocolate for a smooth finish. Enjoy these tasty treats on their own or as a delicious addition to dessert platters and parties!
- Vegan condensed milk: 180 g (3/4 cup)
- Cocoa powder: 60-80 g (2/3-3/4 cup)
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a small saucepan, heat the condensed milk over low heat until it is hot but not boiling, stirring often to prevent it from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the cocoa powder, stirring to combine until it forms a thick, creamy mixture.
4. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop out the mixture and drop onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the truffles to set and firm up.
6. Once chilled, roll each truffle into a ball and coat in cocoa powder or melted chocolate.
7. Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator .
- For an extra special treat, you can add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the truffles before rolling them into balls.
- To make this recipe vegan friendly, use plant based condensed milk instead of cow’s milk.
- If your mixture is too thick for rolling, add a tablespoon of coconut oil or almond milk to help thin it out.
- If the mixture is too sticky or wet, add additional cocoa powder to help thicken it up and make it easier to work with.
- Be sure to refrigerate the truffles before serving, as they are best enjoyed cold.
- Truffles can also be frozen for up to 3 months, just be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.
- For a special touch, you can top the truffles with edible decorations such as sprinkles or crushed nuts.
- If you don’t want to coat the truffles in cocoa powder or melted chocolate, you can also roll them in powdered sugar.
- Feel free to get creative with this recipe and add your own favorite ingredients, such as chopped nuts or dried fruit.