Maple and Smoked Salt Liquid Truffle

Total Time:
20 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
5 min
5 min
4 servings


  • Maple Ganache:
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup
    • Liquid Truffle:
    • 10 ounces half-and-half
    • Smoked salt, such as Mountain Rose Herb's Applewood Smoked Salt


    Make the maple ganache: Place the chocolates in a medium heat-safe bowl. Bring the cream, butter and maple syrup to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour the boiling cream-maple mixture over the chopped chocolate and set aside for 2 minutes. Then use a whisk or immersion blender to blend the chocolate mixture until smooth.

    Make the liquid truffle: Transfer the maple ganache and half-and-half to the saucepan and set it over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly until the mixture comes to a simmer. Turn off the heat and pour small servings into espresso cups, then sprinkle with the smoked salt before serving.


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