Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles Recipe - French Delight

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles Recipe - French Delight
Region / culture: France | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 3 hours (freezing time) | Servings: 12 truffles


Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles
Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles are a decadent and indulgent dessert that combines the rich flavors of chocolate with the light and airy texture of mousse. These truffles are perfect for special occasions or as a sweet treat to enjoy any time.


The origins of chocolate truffles can be traced back to France in the late 19th century. The name "truffle" comes from their resemblance to the prized fungus of the same name. Originally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in cocoa powder, truffles have evolved over the years to include a variety of flavors and textures. Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles put a modern twist on this classic confection, adding a frozen element that makes them even more irresistible.


How to prepare

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and yolks until thick.
  2. In a heavy medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil.
  3. Gradually whisk the hot cream into the yolk mixture.
  4. Return the mixture to the same saucepan and stir over medium-low heat for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, then add chocolate to the hot custard and stir until melted and smooth.
  6. Mix in amaretto, then cover and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  7. Using 1 tablespoonful of the mixture per truffle, shape the mixture into rounds.
  8. Roll some of the rounds in almonds and some in chocolate.
  9. Arrange the rounds in a single layer in a container lined with waxed paper.


  • Try using white chocolate instead of dark chocolate for a sweeter flavor.
  • Add a splash of your favorite liqueur, such as raspberry or coffee, for a unique twist.
  • Roll the truffles in crushed cookies or sprinkles for added texture and color.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to finely chop the chocolate to ensure it melts smoothly and evenly.

- When shaping the truffles, work quickly to prevent the mixture from melting.

- For a more intense chocolate flavor, use dark chocolate instead of semisweet.

- To make the truffles extra special, try adding a sprinkle of sea salt or a drizzle of caramel sauce before freezing.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles as a sweet ending to a dinner party or special occasion. Pair them with a glass of dessert wine or a cup of coffee for a truly decadent experience.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles is to work quickly and efficiently when shaping the mixture into rounds. Keep the mixture cold to prevent it from melting too quickly.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have amaretto liqueur, you can substitute with another flavored liqueur or omit it altogether. You can also use different types of nuts or coatings for the truffles.

Make Ahead Tips

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer for up to a week. Simply remove them from the freezer a few minutes before serving to allow them to soften slightly.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles on a decorative platter or in individual serving cups for a beautiful presentation. Dust them with cocoa powder or powdered sugar for an elegant finishing touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles with a glass of port or a rich red wine for a luxurious dessert experience. For a non-alcoholic option, try serving them with a cup of hot chocolate or espresso.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week. To serve, simply remove them from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles are a good source of iron and magnesium, thanks to the dark chocolate.


Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles contain dairy and nuts. They may also contain traces of gluten.


Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles are a rich and indulgent dessert that should be enjoyed in moderation due to their high fat and calorie content. They are a good source of iron and magnesium, but may not be suitable for those with dairy or nut allergies.


Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles are a delicious and elegant dessert that combines the creamy texture of mousse with the rich flavor of chocolate. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create a decadent treat that is sure to impress your guests. Enjoy these truffles on their own or as part of a larger dessert spread for a truly indulgent experience.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I knew it was something special. It was a hot summer day, and I was browsing through an old cookbook that I had found tucked away in the attic. As I flipped through the pages, a picture of these decadent Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles caught my eye. The glossy chocolate coating, the creamy mousse center, and the dusting of cocoa powder on top all looked so irresistible. I knew I had to try making them.

I read through the recipe carefully, taking note of the ingredients and instructions. It seemed like a bit of a challenge, but I was determined to give it a go. I gathered all the necessary ingredients from my pantry and set to work in the kitchen.

The first step was to melt the chocolate and butter together in a double boiler. As the rich, dark chocolate melted and combined with the creamy butter, a heavenly aroma filled the kitchen. I couldn't help but sneak a taste of the warm, velvety mixture. It was pure bliss.

Next, I whipped up some heavy cream until it formed stiff peaks. I carefully folded the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, being sure to maintain the light and airy texture. This was the base of the mousse filling for the truffles.

I poured the mousse into small molds and popped them into the freezer to set. As I waited for them to chill, I cleaned up the kitchen and tidied up the cookbook that had introduced me to this delectable recipe.

When the mousse had firmed up, I carefully removed the molds from the freezer and unmolded the truffles onto a baking sheet. I quickly rolled them into perfect spheres, trying my best to keep them looking as elegant as the ones in the cookbook.

The final step was to dip the truffles into a pool of melted chocolate and roll them in cocoa powder for a finishing touch. The glossy chocolate coating hardened almost instantly, encasing the creamy mousse inside. I couldn't resist sampling one before I stored them in the freezer to fully set.

The first bite was pure bliss. The chocolate was rich and velvety, the mousse was light and airy, and the cocoa powder added a hint of bitterness that balanced out the sweetness perfectly. I was in chocolate heaven.

I shared the truffles with my family later that evening, and they were an instant hit. Everyone raved about how delicious they were, and I felt a sense of pride knowing that I had successfully mastered this challenging recipe.

Over the years, I have made these Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffles countless times. They have become a staple dessert in our family, especially during the hot summer months. Each time I make them, I am reminded of the joy of discovering that special recipe in the old cookbook and the feeling of accomplishment that came with mastering it.

I have since shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, passing on the tradition of making these delectable truffles. I love knowing that this special recipe will continue to be enjoyed for generations to come, just as it has been in my family.

As I sit down to enjoy a Frozen Chocolate Mousse Truffle now, I can't help but smile at the memories and the joy that this recipe has brought into my life. It truly is a special treat that I will always hold dear.


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