Friday, May 30, 2014


Today is Mint Julep Day. Not sure why it's today since it would be better suited for the Kentucky Derby. Actually the Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, and has been since 1938. Nevertheless, May 30 is probably a hot day in Kentucky and throughout the South, so it's a perfect day for a mint julep. Only thing missing--chocolate. So why not make some Mint Julep Truffles. I'm all about easy, and the recipe below is just that!

Mint juleps are traditionally served in pewter or silver julep cups, and I always love an opportunity to buy unique tableware.

Read more about the history of the Mint Julep at whatscooking america.


7 ounces DARK (60-70% cacao) chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp minced fresh mint leaves
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1 Tbsp good quality bourbon

Put chopped chocolate in bowl and set aside.
Heat heavy cream and mint leaves in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Stir in butter and bourbon; whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Cover chocolate mixture with plastic wrap (press wrap onto surface of chocolate) and chill for two hours, or until firm.

To Form the Truffles:
Put cocoa in shallow bowl.
Using a melon baller or teaspoon, scoop out balls of chilled chocolate,. Form into balls quickly between your palms.
Roll balls in cocoa to cover.

1 comment:

Pattie T. said...

I am not a fan of the cocktail, but these truffles I could eat...with gusto!