Some of you may be saying, “it’s about time she moved on to Valentine’s Day recipes.” I have to admit that I was ready to start posting last week, but just had too many Super Bowl projects to share.
So, I’m very excited to share the first of many tasty treats for the most romantic of holidays.
I thought I’d start with something chocolaty and super easy.
My friend got me an ice cream maker for Christmas, and I was reading the recipe book the other day, when it dawned on me that ice cream recipes often start with heavy cream. I wondered if I could melt some ice cream an use it to make some truffles. So, you know me, I had to give it a try.
There was only one flavor of ice cream in my freezer, my favorite, Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk. If you haven’t tried it, you must. It’s bursting with fresh raspberry flavor and soft chewy bits of chocolate, mmm.
I didn’t have a lot left in my little pint sized carton, so I made a small batch of truffles to test out my theory.
|Package the Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Truffles in a pretty box to give as a gift for Valentine’s Day.|
Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Truffles (makes 16-20)
1/2 – 3/4 cup ice cream (I used Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk)*
8 ounces finally chopped semi-sweet chocolate**
chocolate shavings (semi-sweet chocolate and Bright Pink Candy Melts)
*Every brand of ice cream will have different amounts of air whipped into it and you’ll need 1/2 cup of melted ice cream.
as much white chocolate, if you use milk chocolate you need 1 1/2 times
as much chocolate. When I make white chocolate truffles, being there is
such a small liquid to chocolate ratio, I just heat the cream (or ice cream) and
the white chocolate in a double boiler until it’s 3/4 of the way melted.
Remove from the heat then stir until melted it works great.
Allow the chocolate to cool and thicken. I usually just cover it and let it sit at room temperature for several hours, or overnight. You can place in the refrigerator for about an hour, if you prefer.
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