Chocolate Cups With Strawberries and Cream
Fall in love again…
With the tried and true combination of strawberries and chocolate, we’re making cream filled chocolates. Whip together freshly made strawberry purée and heavy cream to make al light and fluffy delightfully fruity whipped cream filling. Make perfectly hand crafted chocolate shells to hold all that goodness. Together, we’re making these tasty little treats for your romantic evening with your person, or for your single’s day of spa treatments and pampering.
These treats don’t take long to assemble, but you don need to think ahead and freeze ice cubes before you get started. I used a small tray I have that creates half pill shapes, but you can use any shape tray you would like: large cubes, heart shapes, spheres. Just make sure you add a toothpick in there so you can easily dip the ice cube into the melted chocolate.
We use fresh strawberries because they happened to be on sale, but you may also use frozen strawberries that have been thawed out.
Semisweet chocolate chips
You can change up the chocolate chips you use, but we like using bitter sweet chips because the tangy flavor pair well with the sweet and fruity flavor of the whipped cream.
Milk Free Option
If you sensitive to lactose or vegan, you can replace the chocolate chips with dark chocolate and you can replace whipped cream with coconut cream.
For the coconut cream you will need to set a can of coconut milk in the fridge, it will separate the fat. You can scoop out the fat and whip that instead of heavy cream.
Chocolate Cups With Strawberries and Cream
- Glass Bowl
- Whisk Attachment and Electric Mixer
- Ice Cube Tray
- Tooth picks
- Piping Bag or Zip Top Bag
- 2/3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tspn coconut oil
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 large strawberries
- 1 Tbspn granulated sugar
- 2 small strawberries
Total Time: 0 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 21 Servings.
- Fill an ice cube tray with water and dip in a toothpick into each slot. Freeze until solid cubes form, I left it over night.
- Add a medium glass bowl and whisk attachment in the fridge for at least an hour or over night. The cold bowl and whisk will help the whipped cream set better.
- Mash strawberries with sugar until you get a fine purée with only small chunks of strawberry in it. You can use a blender, food processor, motor and pestle, or electric mixer to achieve this.
- Add heavy whipping cream and purée to chilled bowl and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form. When you lift the whisk off the bowl, the whipped cream should stay firmly on the whisk. If you’re confident in the whip, you should also be able to turn the bowl over without it falling out. Check the whisk method first though.
- Transfer whipped cream into a piping bag or zip top bag and leave in the fridge while you make the the chocolate cups.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a heat safe glass bowl using the < a href=“https://youtu.be/S20OLMrEmz8"> double boiler method or in the microwave. If you use the microwave, remove and stir every 20-30 seconds to avoid burning the chocolate.*
- While the chocolate is hot, add coconut oil and stir to get a thinner consistency. If you prefer the shell to be thicker you can avoid this, but you may end up needing more chocolate chips. Transfer chocolate chips to a smaller container.
- Remove the ice cube tray from the freezer and dip them into the chocolate until it reaches the rim of the cube, then set it down on a piece of parchment paper. Continue this until all your ice cubes have been coated.
- When the ice melts, you can remove pop them right out of the chocolate and you’ll have a perfect little chocolate cup.**
- Pour out excess water from cups. If the outside of the shell is melting in your hands, cool down your finger tips with one of the melting ice cubes before handling.
- Cut the corner of a the piping bag with the whipped cream and squeeze out dollops of cream into each chocolate cup. Top with sliced strawberries (I sliced them into wedges) and drizzle with leftover melted chocolate.
* For the chocolate cups you will need a small glass container, large enough that you can dip the ice cubes in but small enough to avoid wasting more chocolate than necessary. I used a small 6 oz mason jar.
** You won’t be able to reuse the melting ice cubes because the chocolate will just slide off. Trust me, I tried.
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