This delicious coffee truffle recipe is smooth, rich, decadent and absolutely irresistible. You’ll run out of trays in no time!
easy homemade coffee truffles
If you consider yourself a true coffee lover, save this classic coffee truffle recipe for later. Because the creamy coffee center will definitely entice you.
Better yet, head to the kitchen and make a batch right now!
Sweet coffee truffles are ready to make from scratch. It tastes like a combination of rich New York cheesecake and homemade tiramisu.
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best coffee desserts for parties
The first time I made no-bake coffee mousse truffles was for a rooftop party.
I decided to cut each truffle in half before serving to let the whipped coffee filling stand out. Plus, this way your guests can savor them while saving space for other desserts.
By the end of the night it became clear that we should have brought a double dose.
With a delicious coffee cheesecake filling and a rich dark chocolate shell, these gourmet truffles won’t last long.
It’s like having your own candy box filled with Godiva chocolates. Only he can make an entire recipe with only 3-5 ingredients.
Serve premium truffles on a large plate or use them to top frosted cupcakes and cakes, such as this flourless keto cake or vegan chocolate cake.
Watch the homemade coffee truffle recipe video above.
coffee truffle flavor
Mocha truffle: Add 1 tablespoon of Dutch or regular unsweetened cocoa powder to the cream cheese filling ingredients before mixing everything together.
Coffee cardamom truffle: Add 8 teaspoons of cardamom powder and whisk. Taste the filling and add 8 more teaspoons for a stronger cardamom flavor.
Cinnamon Truffle: Add 4 teaspoons of cinnamon powder to the ingredients before whipping. You can also add a pinch of grated ginger.
White chocolate cappuccino truffle: Dip coffee bites in melted white chocolate instead of dark chocolate. The same idea applies to milk chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Pumpkin Spice Truffles: Mix 8 teaspoons each of ground pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon with the filling ingredients.
Flavor ideas I haven’t tried yet include hazelnut, coffee liqueur, a pinch of apple pie spice, and a few drops of almonds, caramel, or pure vanilla extract.
You’ll need coconut butter or cream cheese, powdered sweetener of your choice, regular or decaf instant coffee, and optional butter.
Feel free to use whatever instant coffee you have, whether it’s blonde roast, medium roast, dark roast or Italian roast.
You can also use instant espresso. Be sure to choose instant coffee (freeze-dried or spray-dried). Unlike ground coffee.
Vegan coffee truffles: Truffle recipes use plant-based butters and store-bought or homemade vegan cream cheese or coconut butter. Unlike other truffles, this truffle does not require heavy cream or condensed milk.
Keto coffee truffles: Use powdered erythritol or powdered xylitol for a low-carb, sugar-free coffee truffle sweetener. If dipping in chocolate, use sugar-free chocolate chips.
how to make coffee truffles
Bring cream cheese and butter or coconut butter to room temperature. This makes it easier to whip the ingredients to a very smooth texture.
Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
A hand beater will give you the smoothest results. Whipping with a fork will work, but it will be less smooth. If you’re doubling up on recipes, a stand mixer is the way to go.
Spread the thick coffee filling in a shallow container. Alternatively, freeze the mixing bowl for a few minutes until it’s hard enough to form balls using a mini cookie scoop or spoon.
Place the coffee balls on a plate lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Refrigerate or freeze the container or plate until the filling has set.
If you use a container instead of a scoop, you can cut the hardened filling into bites or sticks. A bite or truffle can be eaten as is or dipped in chocolate.
chocolate coffee truffle
If you want chocolate-coated coffee truffles, carefully melt chocolate chips or crushed bars in a microwave or double boiler.
I like to mix half a teaspoon of vegetable or coconut oil into the melted chocolate to create a smooth sauce that makes it easier to coat the candy.
Dip the food in the chocolate and put it back on the baking sheet.
To make a coffee bite like the one pictured, cut the truffle in half as soon as the chocolate has hardened. This will keep the chocolate shell from cracking.
Truffles should be stored chilled and I keep them in the freezer. However, if you’re serving it at a party, it’s fine to let it sit for a few hours. Leftovers can be refrigerated for several days or frozen for up to 2 months.
Create a recipe using a food scale
If you prefer to use grams instead of cup measurements in the recipe box below, here are the amounts to measure on your food scale.
120 grams cream cheese or coconut butter, 30 grams butter or extra coconut butter, 20 grams powdered sugar or sugar-free powdered sweetener.
I found that 85 grams of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate gives me enough melted chocolate to easily coat all the truffles. I don’t use all the chocolate.
Also, don’t forget to add instant coffee. This is too small to measure on a food scale.
Still craving coffee? Make whipped coffee or this Frappuccino recipe.
This recipe is an adaptation of chocolate truffles with these three ingredients.
- Four Oz cream cheese or coconut butter
- 2 tablespoon butter, or extra coconut butter
- 3 tablespoon powdered sugar or erythritol
- 1/2 teaspoon Instant coffee
- 3 Oz chocolate chips or crushed chocolate option
Bring the first two ingredients to room temperature if they are not yet softened. Then mix all ingredients until smooth.with hand mixer It gives the smoothest results so far, but stirring with a fork technically works and is still delicious. Spread out in a container or freeze for a few minutes until firm enough to use a mini cookie scoop and place the balls on a parchment-lined plate. Freeze until firm. If using containers, cut into bars or squares. Dip in melted chocolate if desired. (To lubricate the sauce, mix half a teaspoon of oil with the melted chocolate; this is not required.) To make bites like the one in the photo, cut the chocolate in half as soon as it has set. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.View nutritional information
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