I – like many people – follow Buzzfeed’s Proper Tasty page on Facebook, which contains little videos of easy recipes. They always look so amazing, so this week I thought I’d try one out! Obviously I picked gin and tonic truffles, as they contain all my favourite things, but I decided to use vegan ingredients for you guys, and they turned out quite well!
Making truffles or desserts that take a long time has always been quite therapeutic to me, as you spend a while working on chocolate and waiting for it to set, so it feels like a good payoff when you bite into these rich truffles after hours of stirring and chilling.
My recommendation for this recipe is to make yourself an ice-cold G&T with the gin, tonic and lime leftover from the truffles, and spend the chilling time watching a film and sipping a drink.
Hope you enjoy!
200g dark chocolate
Two tablespoons of full fat coconut milk (MUST be full fat, or they won’t set)
Two tablespoons of gin
One tablespoon of tonic water
Juice and zest of half a lime
50g of coconut oil
200g of dairy-free white chocolate
Lime zest (to top)
- Melt the dark chocolate and coconut milk together over simmering water and stir until smooth. Add the gin and tonic, lime juice and zest, and coconut oil, and stir until smooth. Refrigerate for three hours or more.
- Roll the mixture into balls and freeze for around an hour
- Melt the white chocolate over simmering water and dip the balls in the chocolate, then swirl the remaining chocolate over the truffles. Top with lime zest, refrigerate for a further 30 minutes, and enjoy!
- Store the truffles in the fridge.
Here’s the original Proper Tasty video!