This is a quick-fix coffee drink for any chocolate lover and, in my humble opinion, a bit better than your average mocha. The drink has a rich sounding name – Chocolate Truffle Coffee – but is anything but complex. All it involves is melting some chocolate truffles into hot coffee. Truffles have such a strong chocolate flavor that they are a great way to add some sweetness and a burst of chocolate to a drink without any fuss.
The most basic chocolate truffles are made with chocolate and butter or cream. Slightly more interesting truffles have other ingredients to them to spice things up a bit. Common add-ins are liquors, fruit essences and vanilla. I tend to read the labels pretty closely when I’m buying truffles because they are simple and should have a short ingredient list – and chocolate should be the first thing on that list. Try to choose truffles that are top-notch (they’re better for eating and will go better in your drink) and don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors. The truffles I used for this cup were dark chocolate with a vanilla bean cream center. Yum!
Chocolate Truffle Coffee
2-3 high-quality chocolate truffles, any flavor
8-oz hot coffee
whipped cream, optional
Whisk chocolate truffles into hot coffee until completely dissolved. Add an additional truffle, as necessary, to boost the flavor. Top coffee off with whipped cream and serve.