Tuesday, June 11, 2019

CAIPIRINHA TRUFFLES: International Cachaça Day

Today is International Cachaça Day. Cachaça, a Brazilian white rum made from sugar cane, is the main ingredient in the Caipirinha, the National Cocktail! How can you go wrong with sugar, cachaça, and lime? You can enjoy a caipirinha, but if you add chocolate, you can make Caipirinha Truffles! Perfect way to celebrate International Cachaça Day!


14 ounces White Chocolate, chopped
Grated zest of one Lime
1/4 cup Whipping Cream
3 Tbsp Cachaça
Cocoa Powder

Combine chocolate, lime zest, and cream in metal bowl; place it over saucepan over simmering water. Stir until chocolate is melted.
Remove from heat, add cachaça, and stir until smooth.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours --or until firm enough to form balls.
Using a scoop or teaspoon, scoop out chocolate mixture (while cold and firm) and form balls. They don't need to be perfectly round.
Roll balls in cocoa powder.
Keep refrigerated.

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