Summer is quite possibly Brazil’s favorite season. It’s all about long days at the beach, bossa nova dance sessions, and brigadeiros (well, summer parties with lots of brigadeiros!).
This summer we wanted to bring you an extra special chocolate experience that captures some of that Brazilian summer magic. With this kit you’ll be able to make some classic chocolate popsicles with a Brazilian twist. Each one will be stuffed full of brigadeiro and then covered with fun and fancy toppings.
You’ll end up with some beautiful summer treats that will be almost too good to share… almost 😉
Let’s Do It!
Making the Chocolate Popsicle Shells
Melting the chocolate
Tempering the chocolate
Tempering is the process to cool the chocolate down before using it. To cool down your chocolate:
Filling the popsicle molds
Filling the popsicle shells
Decorating the Popsicles
Make some classic brigadeiros or spring-inspired brigadeiro shapes from your leftover brigadeiro filling.
Filling: Wet or lightly butter your hands. Scoop some brigadeiro (not the spread) from the container and gently roll it in your hands until it is round. Roll quickly or it will become too soft to work with. You can also get creative and shape the brigadeiro into a halloween-inspired shape like a pumpkin, a ghost, a spider, or a bat.
Decorating: Choose one or more toppings and roll your brigadeiro or shape in the topping/s on the plate until evenly covered. Roll it gently in your hands or press it with your fingers to make sure the toppings are firmly attached to the brigadeiro. You can also use other items from your pantry like pretzels, oreo cookies, coconut, dried fruits, and more to bring your brigadeiro to life. Once decorated, place it in a paper cup or on a plate. And that’s it. Just taste, repeat using different flavors and textures, and enjoy!
To make a marbled chocolate popsicle shell, melt the two chocolates separately and spoon some of each into a separate bowl. With the stick end of a spoon, gently pull the stick across the bowl 2-3 times before adding to the mold as per the instructions above.
The chocolate shells can be prepped in advance. Just store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to fill and decorate them!
Try filling your chocolate popsicles with some other pantry goodies like your favorite candy, some crushed cookies, or some crumbled cake mixed with brigadeiro.
You can save some chocolate to melt and use to ‘glue’ candy or other edible decorations to the outside of the chocolate popsicle.
The Brigadeiro Spread is great to use on toast or baked goods. You can also warm it in the microwave for 10 seconds and turn it into a pourable sauce for ice cream!