You will love melting chocolate in the Thermomix and transforming it into creamy chocolate buttercream or ganache.
Perfect for Thermomix chocolate cakes, muffins, or like we have done for chocolate covered strawberries and bananas.
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As a kid I used to love watching my mum make chocolate covered strawberries.
She would quickly melt the chocolate in the microwave, cover the strawberries in melted chocolate and then allow them to set on foil.
After making buttercream, whipped cream and making a chocolate cake with the Thermomix I was keen to take my childhood favourite of chocolate strawberries and my addiction to air fryer chocolate ganache to the Thermomix to see what can be achieved.
I melted chocolate as an experiment first and then also tried adding extras to make a creamy chocolate sauce and a chocolate ganache, as well as using it on cakes as buttercream.
Today, I am sharing with you the best way to melt chocolate using the Thermomix and what is the best chocolate to use along with the added ingredients I always include.
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Can I Melt Chocolate In Thermomix?
Yes, you can melt chocolate in the Thermomix. You can also use the Thermomix to grate the chocolate first, to speed up the process.
Though, I have found the best results are from adding room temperature milk chocolate that melts fast in the summer and using that instead. Such as Galaxy Smooth.
Can You Melt Chocolate & Butter Together?
Yes, you can, and this is my preferred method.
Many complain that not all chocolate is equal and when you use melted chocolate that it doesn’t harden smoothly.
By melting butter and chocolate in the Thermomix together, you have butter that naturally goes hard and chocolate that naturally goes hard, and together it produces the best chocolate after melting.
How Do Melt Chocolate And Butter In The Thermomix?
You load into the Thermomix both the chocolate chunks and your butter along with golden syrup (makes such a difference) and then it mixes and melts the chocolate at the same time.
This method using the Thermomix is most certainly the easiest way to melt chocolate.
Do You Add Milk To Melt Chocolate?
No need to add milk to melt chocolate. You can either use butter or use cream with the chocolate. I am using butter today, because I have loads leftover that needs using up. But you can swap this for cream if you are looking for more of a ganache than melted chocolate.
How Do You Make Chocolate Ganache In The Thermomix?
Same method. Thermomix ganache is just the chocolatey sauce after you have melted the chocolate. It tends to be a little creamier compared to plain melted chocolate, but of course can be used in the same way.
Does Chocolate Ganache Set Hard?
Thermomix chocolate ganache once set is like a really thick chocolate spread. Its not quite as hard as melted chocolate that has set hard.
But ganache is much easier to use once it has gone hard and can be used as a Thermomix chocolate buttercream, or for cakes etc.
For example, we used it to cover a chocolate cake with and you could call it a chocolate icing thermomix recipe or would you call it a chocolate frosting thermomix recipe.
Thermomix Recipe #12
As I write this, the Thermomix is my latest kitchen gadget. It joins my air fryer, instant pot pressure cooker, slow cooker, pie maker, and soup maker, plus many others and I am looking forward to seeing how the Thermomix makes cooking even easier.
For fun I am sharing with you behind the scenes Thermomix recipes of the first 30 things I made with my new kitchen toy.
That way you can see if the Thermomix is for you and if these recipes will fit in what you like to make.
Today’s Thermomix Melted Chocolate recipe is Thermomix recipe #12. And don’t forget to catch up with Thermomix Choc Chip Cookies (recipe #1), Thermomix Buttercream (recipe #2), Thermomix Whipped Cream (recipe #3), Thermomix Rocky Road (recipe #4), Thermomix Playdough (recipe #5), Thermomix Hummus (recipe #6), Thermomix Pumpkin Soup (recipe #7), Thermomix Broccoli Soup (recipe #8), Thermomix Vegetable Soup (recipe #9), Thermomix Leek & Potato Soup (recipe #10), and Thermomix Chicken Corn Soup (recipe #11)
My thoughts on Thermomix Melted Chocolate:
It’s addictive – If you have not melted chocolate yet in the Thermomix, once you start there is no stopping you. It tastes good, it’s the right consistency and so much easier than other methods.
Perfect – So far, I feel like this is the best Thermomix recipe because it mixes and melts the chocolate on a low heat at the same time. Something other kitchen gadgets can’t do.
You can have variety – You can also mix and match chocolates, mix and match ingredients and go from melting chocolate to buttercream to frosting and so on.
But most importantly, would I recommend melting chocolate in the Thermomix? Yes, I would. I would highly recommend that every Thermomix user tries melting chocolate in the Thermomix and also making a ganache. So easy and perfect for cakes, strawberries and so much more.
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Melt Chocolate Thermomix Ingredients?
Chocolate – I recommend a chocolate that melts well. By this I mean a naturally soft milk chocolate. It will melt well and then it will be great for when it hardens up again. We used Galaxy Smooth (also known as Dove) and was amazing.
Butter – This creates the perfect texture on your melted chocolate, and I highly recommend it. I also suggest that you use unsalted butter.
Syrup – I also add in some golden syrup. It adds to the creamy texture and gives a wonderful sweet flavour to the chocolate.
Extras – You can also add in some vanilla essence or an alternative essence depending on what you are using the melted chocolate for.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this melt chocolate in Thermomix recipe it has just been our TM6 and its wonderful for many types of sweet treats.
Plus, we recommend you head over to our Thermomix recipes category as we will be adding Thermomix recipes as we try new ones for you.
How To Melt Chocolate In Thermomix?
- Load. Add your chocolate squares and butter into the Thermomix along with any extras such as golden syrup or vanilla essence.
- Cook. Then set the screen to 5 minutes at speed 2 at 75c/165f.
- Finish. When the Thermomix beeps add in a little double cream if not melted enough before using in your cooking.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to melt chocolate in the Thermomix and how you can do the same in your kitchen.
How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
You can also transform your melted thermomix chocolate into chocolate covered strawberries. Or of course, do this with ANY favourite fruit.
Simply load the melted chocolate into a bowl and then dip each strawberry in the chocolate, using the strawberry stalk to keep you from dropping the strawberries in the sauce.
Get rid of any excess chocolate sauce and make sure you have an even coating.
Then load the chocolate covered strawberries onto a layer of foil and then leave in the fridge for an hour to set.
Rinse and repeat until you are done.
What Thermomix Settings Do You Use?
The easiest way to do this thermomix melted chocolate recipe is to use the manual settings.
The manual setting is perfect for mixing and cooking at the same time. You can be setting the temperature, the time, and the speed all on one screen. Then it will beep when it is done.
For example, when we were melting the chocolate we used speed 2 for 5 minutes on 75c.
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Melting Chocolate In Thermomix
- Thermomix TM6
- Place chocolate into the Thermomix and add in extras such as butter, golden syrup, and vanilla essence.
- Cook on speed 2 for 5 minutes at a temperature of 75c/165f. Stir and check if it is creamy and well mixed.
- Once done transfer into a small mixing bowl and use in your baking recipes.