Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 40 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
104 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 40
Amount per serving
Calories 104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Strawberry lemonade truffles taste like summertime! White chocolate is paired with strawberry puree and lemon zest to make these light, refreshing strawberry lemonade truffles.

This recipe calls for citric acid, which adds a sour “tang” that characterizes lemonade. It can be found in many specialty baking stores and large grocery stores—sometimes in the bulk spices section of a nearby grocery store. It can be omitted, but you might want to increase the lemon zest to compensate.


  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries (to yield 1/3 cup strawberry puree)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 14 ounces white chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid
  • 1 lemon (zest)
  • 12 ounces white chocolate candy coating (for dipping)
  • Optional: candied lemon zest for decoration
  • Optional: 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries for decoration

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it gently until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

  3. Place the strawberries in a small saucepan and heat them until they release their juices and become a chunky strawberry sauce. Blend them in a food processor or blender and then strain this mixture to remove any seeds. You will need 1/3 cup of strawberry puree for this recipe. If you have extra, save it for another purpose.

  4. Combine the 1/3 cup of puree, the corn syrup, and the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat and heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil.

  5. Pour the hot puree over the melted chocolate and whisk until combined.

  6. Stir in the citric acid and the lemon zest, and a drop or two of red food coloring, if using. This is your ganache. Cover the top of the ganache with cling wrap and refrigerate it until the mixture is firm enough to scoop and roll (about 2 hours).

  7. If you are using the candied lemon zest and/or freeze-dried strawberries for decoration, prepare those while you wait.

  8. Chop the candied zest into small strips, and place the freeze-dried strawberries in a food processor and process until they are a fine powder.

  9. Melt the white chocolate candy coating in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

  10. Dust your hands with powdered sugar and roll the ganache into small balls between your palms, re-applying powdered sugar whenever it starts to get sticky.

  11. Using dipping tools or a fork, dip a truffle in the white chocolate coating, tap the fork against the sides of the bowl to remove excess chocolate and place the truffle on a foil-lined baking sheet. If you’re using the optional decorations, sprinkle the top of the truffle with candied lemon zest and strawberry powder while the chocolate is still wet. Repeat until all of the truffles have been dipped.

  12. Enjoy!


  • Strawberry lemonade truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. For the best taste and texture, bring them to room temperature before serving.
  • Any extra strawberry puree, use it in other recipes that use strawberries.
  • Leave out the citric acid, but increase the lemon zest to compensate.