Truffle ingredients

  • 200ml Double Cream
  • 75ml Vodka
  • 1 Orange (or two mandarins), zest and juice
  • 125g Dark chocolate
  • Cocoa or icing sugar for coating

Heat Cream, Vodka, Orange juice and zest to just simmer, remove immediately from heat and pour over broken up chocolate in a bowl. Mix till blended, warm slightly if all chocolate doesn't melt. Blast with a hand blender to get some air into it ... makes it a lot lighter.
Refrigerate till chilled and set ... 3hrs or so or overnight.
Remove and make into balls, roll in cocoa or icing sugar and place back in fridge for 30 min, then roll again to finish.

Eat ... yum ... I can't manage more than one or two as they are very rich ... great with coffee.

Try other flavours of liquor, Baileys, or Rum are good, add coffee instead of orange. Just finished some white chocolate ones with lemon juice and a dash of vodka ... they are great !


  1. Mat, I found that the truffles were too soft at room temp. Maybe dipping in chocolate to seal might be a route. Anyway, very simple and a great treat! Matt