False truffles

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 35

Appears in
Chocolate: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1998

  • About

While the outside may deceive you into mistaking these for ordinary truffles, false truffles are far more wicked—balls of chocolate ice cream, smothered with rich chocolate ganache and rolled in cocoa.


  • 250 ml (8 fl oz) chocolate ice cream
  • cocoa powder, to dust


  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Scoop 12 small balls from the ice cream using a melon bailer or a teaspoon. Place on the tray and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  2. To make the ganache, put the chocolate in a bowl. Put the cream and sugar in a medium pan, and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolve