Introducing Brigadeiros, those delightful Brazilian sweets that delight both adults and kids with their heavenly chocolatey flavours. These velvety treats offer a rich and indulgent taste that pleases the most refined palates.
While many crave the chocolatey goodness of Brigadeiros, every individual’s preference may vary. Some seek an intense flavour, while others prefer a sweeter touch. And ready-made Brigadeiros may not always satisfy these varying cravings. The solution? You can make them at home, where you have full control over the taste and experience the joy of bringing this cherished Brazilian delight to life in your kitchen.
We bring you an easy chocolate Brigadeiros recipe, with Nestlé MILKMAID as the key ingredient, which will help you create this dessert in a matter of minutes.
Nestlé MILKMAID’s inherent sweetness and smoothness blend harmoniously with the other ingredients, resulting in irresistible Brigadeiros. Moreover, it helps achieve consistent and delightful results every time.
So, why wait any longer? Gather all the ingredients and get started with our Brigadeiros recipe.
- Servings - 12
- Preparation - 10 Min
- Cooking - 15 Min
Ingredients for Brigadeiros
- 1 tin Nestlé MILKMAID
- 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbsp Butter
- Grated Coconut (For Decoration)
- Chocolate Sprinkles (For Decoration)
How to make Brigadeiros
- Step 1: Combine cocoa powder, butter, and Nestlé MILKMAID in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring continuously for 10 minutes, keeping in mind that the mixture will begin to thicken as it cooks.
- Step 2: Remove from heat, allow to cool completely before handling.
- Step 3: Lightly grease your hand, scoop mixture using a spoon and roll into smooth balls. Then roll in the grated coconut or chocolate sprinkles, as desired. Place brigadeiros on a plate, chill before serving.
Tips to Brigadeiros
- After rolling the mixture into balls, refrigerate the Brigadeiros for some time to firm up. This will make them easier to handle and enhance their flavour and texture.
- Cook the Brigadeiro mixture until it reaches a thick, fudgy consistency.
- Brigadeiros require slow and gentle cooking to prevent scorching or burning.
- Before rolling, lightly grease your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands
FAQs on Brigadeiros
1. Can I add different toppings or flavours to Brigadeiros?
Absolutely! Brigadeiros are versatile, and you can get creative with toppings and flavours. Traditionally, they are rolled in chocolate sprinkles, but you can also use shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or coloured sugar. For added flavour, you can incorporate extracts like vanilla or almond, or even mix in ingredients like crushed cookies or finely chopped dried fruits.
2. Can I make Brigadeiros without condensed milk?
Condensed milk is an essential ingredient in Brigadeiros, as it contributes to their creamy texture and sweet taste. It cannot be easily substituted in this Brigadeiros recipe.
3. Can I use any cocoa powder in Brigadeiro’s recipe?
It is recommended to use high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder for the best results in terms of flavour and texture. The cocoa powder provides the rich chocolatey taste that is characteristic of Brigadeiros. Avoid using sweetened or flavoured cocoa powder, as it may affect the sweetness and overall balance of these Brazilian truffles.