The 3 Stages of my Tartufo Nero (Dark Chocolate Truffles)

Tartufo means truffle in Italian. The original Tartufo were created by French chefs and were chocolate confections made to resemble the prized fungi of France.

A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean mushroom.
Edible truffles are held in high esteem in French, Greek,
Spanish, and northern Italian cooking, as well as
international haute cuisines. (Image from Wikipedia)

Typically, in Italy, a tartufo is a vanilla ice cream ball that has a cherry and some nuts, or a flavored cream in the center. The ball is then dipped in chocolate and can be covered with nuts or chocolate shavings.  A trigger ice cream scoop works best in releasing the filled ice cream balls. 

A Tartufo Nero, or Dark Chocolate Truffles (Nero is Italian for black), is a variety with a chocolate ice cream ball instead of vanilla. It is one of my favorite desserts.

Below are the 3 stages of my Tartufo Nero (Dark Chocolate Truffles):

Intact Tartufo Nero. Notice the fine
chocolate sprinkles. Really good.

The second layer shows the chocolate ice
cream underneath the sprinkle. In case of a
regular tartufo, this will be vanilla ice cream.

The core of Tartufo Nero revealed.

I really feast on the outermost part.


  1. Una exquisited de Entrada, llenad de Sabor, color y buen aroma.
    Un abrazo.

  2. That looks soooo good! Enjoy!

  3. Wow, it looks very delicious, I would like to taste it :)

  4. I love chocolate truffles.... remind me of my first girl friend... sweet and melts easily,,, haha!

  5. Don't think I've ever eaten any kind of truffle. But I'd be willing to give it a try. Not a calorie in sight, either. :-)

  6. These look delicious Lea.
    Greetings Irma

  7. I think you enjoyed making this post too much!


  8. Hello Lea!
    Humm! Delicious Chocolate ... a sin!
    Your photos do grow
    water in your mouth ... like pavlov!
    I was so happy with their kind words. thank you
    Do you know? I think Lea should be a fantastic person!
    Feeling this!

  9. Oh my these do look delicious - I think I feel the need for some lovely chocolate now, lol.

  10. Mouthwatering! There are some manufacturers of so-called truffles that don't even resemble the real thing. Now I really know how they're made.

  11. mmm ale mi apetytu narobiłaś....

  12. Thank you so much, everyone!

  13. Hola Lea!!!! Me encanta las trufas, el chocolate y este Tartufo tiene un aspecto delicioso.
    Una entrada muy dulce.
    Un beso