Beer Brigadeiros
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
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Serves: 20
Ale beers are preferred for this recipe because of their sweet, full bodied, and fruity taste. For a gluten-free version of this recipe, use a gluten-free beer.
  • 1 (14-ounce or 396 g) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ? cup your favorite baking cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup any golden Ale beer (low yeast and 4.2% – 4.8% ABV or alcohol content), not counting the foam**
  • Chocolate sprinkles or milk chocolate flakes
  1. In a nonstick, medium saucepan, stir together the sweetened condensed milk with the cocoa powder until obtaining a homogeneous mixture. Add both the butter and beer, and cook over medium heat (large burner), stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for about 7-8 minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 10 minutes or until the bottom of the pan starts to show through the beer brigadeiro mixture.
  2. Transfer warm beer brigadeiro to a greased dish and let cool on a rack. If desired, it can be refrigerated for 15-20 minutes to make easier to roll into balls.
  3. Grease hands with butter, shape beer brigadeiro into balls (a tablespoon can be used as measurement), roll in the chocolate sprinkles, and place in bonbon cups.
  4. Should be stored in a clean, airtight container in a single layer for up to 2 days ( at room temperature) or up to 4 or 5 days ( in the refrigerator) . If stored in the refrigerator, cover the layer of beer brigadeiros as well with parchment paper to prevent water droplets condensed by the low temperature fall on them. Remember: It is important that the container is odorless or will pass to the beer brigadeiros.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at