Edible chocolate cups are some of the best desserts you can have with your favorite cups of coffee.
You can fill them with anything you like, from coffee mousse to whipped cream, cream cheese, and dulce de leche. These cups can hold any delicious filling.
Chocolate cups are excellent treats to serve during dinner parties. You can also have them at home once in a while whenever you feel like a decadent chocolate creation.
When you look at a chocolate coffee cup, you may think it’s a complicated dessert to make. It’s natural to wonder how they give the chocolate a round shape and keep these cups from breaking apart? Let’s find out.
What do you Need to Make Chocolate Coffee Cups?
The first step when making chocolate cups is to melt the chocolate. You can make these cups with dark, milk, or white chocolate.
Some chocolate cup recipes also use marbled chocolate, which is a mix of dark and white chocolate.
The perfect way to melt chocolate is by using a double boiler. That will require you to slowly heat chocolate in a small bowl over a large bowl with hot water.
The heat of the water will melt the chocolate. It would help if you stirred the melting chocolate as it gets lighter to give it a smooth consistency.
Although you may look at coffee cups and think molding them is hard, making them is easy. You can use balloons, muffin molds, and small plastic cups to create them.
The best chocolate to use when creating these confectionaries is tempered chocolate.
What is Chocolate Tempering?
Tempering is a way of melting chocolate that gives it a shiny look when it dries.
Untempered chocolate looks dull when it cools, giving chocolate cups a grayish tint. It also gets soft when exposed to the slightest warm temperature.
The chocolate you temper to make chocolate cups should be made of cocoa, butter, sugar, and fat solids. Avoid anything with wax and always go for 60 -70 percent chocolate for the best results.
Tempered chocolate is smooth and glossy and snaps when you bite into it. Here’s how to prepare it.
2 bars of quality chocolate in the 60% -70% range
A double boiler
A silicone spatula
A kitchen towel
- Put about 3/4 of your chocolate in the double boiler and let it melt slowly.
- Start stirring the chocolate when two-thirds of it has melted. That will prevent clumping.
- Test the temperature of the melted chocolate by dabbing a little of it on the inside of your wrist. You’ll know the chocolate has hit the right temperature if it stings a little.
- Remove the partially melted chocolate from the double boiler and set it on the countertop on a folded kitchen towel.
- Stir in the remaining chocolate until it melts into the first batch.
- Use this tempered chocolate to create your chocolate cups while stirring it to keep it tempered.
Here is a recipe for making chocolate coffee cups.
Chocolate Coffee Cup Recipe
Six 2 – inch balloons
2 cups melted milk chocolate
2 cups coffee mousse
A cup of chocolate-covered espresso beans
2 Tbsps of cocoa powder
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
- Blow up the balloons to halfway size and spray each with cooking spray.
- Pipe some dollops of chocolate on the baking tray for the coffee cup bases.
- Dip the balloons in the melted chocolate, and set them on the chocolate dollops to create a cup.
- Put the chocolate-covered balloons into the fridge to cool for 45 minutes.
- Once the 45 minutes are over, pop the balloons and remove them from the solidified chocolate cups.
- Place the chocolate cups on a baking sheet to rest and pipe some coffee mousse into them.
- Top the coffee mousse with chocolate-covered espresso beans and serve.
That’s how easy it is to create chocolate coffee cups with tempered chocolate.
The trick to learn to keep the melted chocolate in perfect condition as you mold your cups is to keep stirring it as you go.
You may give that part of the chore to someone else to ensure the chocolate stays the same as you create your chocolate cups.
Chocolate coffee cups are delicious edible desserts you can make whenever you have guests. These coffee cups can keep in the fridge for ages.
Use our recipe to make chocolate cups for your guests or family, and tell us how it goes.