Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles recipe

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Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles make a great edible gift or after dinner treat to serve with tea and coffee.

Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles
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Makes80–90
SkillMedium
Preparation Time30 mins
Cooking Time1 hours chilling time
Total Time1 hours 30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories73 Kcal4%
Sugar4.8 g5%
Fat5.3 g8%
Saturated Fat3.3 g17%
Salt0.04 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein1.0 g2%
Carbohydrates5.2 g2%
Salt0.04 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles are under 100 calories each and can be eaten on their own or used to decorate other bakes. 

Gordon has a variety of coating ideas for his mint chocolate truffles. You can choose one or make a mix if you’re making a selection box of truffles for a loved one. These are also a great activity to do with kids. Get the base made and chilled in advance and then let them help roll the truffles and coat them in your selection of ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • 250ml double cream
  • 250ml single cream
  • Small bunch of fresh mint
  • 500g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 130g butter, soft
  • 130g clear honey

Coating ideas: (Choose one or more of the following)

  • cocoa powder
  • crushed chocolate flake bars,
  • crushed amaretti biscuits,
  • finely chopped pistachio nuts or almonds

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Method

  1. Pour the double and single cream into a medium saucepan. Lightly bash the mint sprigs with a wooden spoon to release their fragrance and add to the pan. Heat very gently for 5-6 minutes to infuse the cream with the mint.
  2. Meanwhile, break up the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl with the diced butter and honey.
  3. Strain the hot cream through a sieve onto the chocolate, butter and honey, stirring as you do so; discard the mint sprigs. Continue to stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a wide, shallow dish, cover and chill in the fridge for an hour or until firm.
  5. Scatter your chosen coating(s) on separate plates. Take the truffle mix from the fridge and, using a teaspoon, scoop out a portion and shape into a sphere by quickly rolling it in your hands. (Do this speedily to avoid the truffle melting with the warmth of your hands.) Toss the truffle in your preferred coating and arrange on a plate. Repeat with the rest.
  6. Place the truffles in a shallow plastic container, seal and refrigerate until firm and ready to serve. Eat within 3–4 days.

Top tips for making Gordon Ramsay's mint chocolate truffles

Gordon says: 'Instead of mint, you might like to flavour the chocolate truffles with a splash of brandy, or grated orange zest and a little Grand Marnier, or even fresh chilli to give a surprising but delicious kick.'

How to make chocolate truffles Gordon Ramsay?

This is an easy chocolate truffle recipe from Gordon Ramsay. He likes to make the chocolates with his children but it’s simple to do on your own too. If you don’t like the flavour of mint and chocolate, swap for something else or keep the truffles plain. 

Why are my truffles really firm?

If you evaporate too much of the cream off, the ratio of liquid to chocolate will be off and the truffles may have a firmer texture once set. They will still taste delicious though. 

Why does Gordon Ramsay include butter in his chocolate truffles?

The butter adds a delicious rich flavour to the truffles and shiny, glossy appearance. 

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Gordon makes a batch of these truffles a couple of days before Christmas but you can enjoy them at any time of year. His book is full of more festive inspiration including main course and starter options alongside more sweet treats.

Read our guide on how to make chocolate truffles and explore more homemade food gifts which are perfect for Christmas, mother’s day, father’s day or birthdays. We have lots more Gordon Ramsay recipes too. 

Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity multi-Michelin starred chef. Born who in Scotland, he has restaurants all over the world including the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. He’s a proud father-of-five and many of his recipes are particularly suited to if you’re entertaining for your family or a group of friends. He trained with some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Guy Savoy and opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in 1998.

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