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Beer Brigadeiro (Brigadeiro de Cerveja)

Five-ingredient, quick-and-easy-to-make, beyond scrumptious Brazilian fudge balls (Great for any type of party)!!!
Keywords:beer, Brazilian, brigadeiro, dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 20


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14-ounce or 396 g
  • 1/3 cup your favorite baking cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup any golden Ale beer not counting the foam**, low yeast and 4.2% - 4.8% ABV or alcohol content
  • Chocolate sprinkles or milk chocolate flakes
  • full bodied, and fruity taste. For a gluten-free version of this recipe, use a gluten-free beer.


  • 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. 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. 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.
  • Note: All the beer alcohol content evaporates in the cooking process, so children can also consume beer brigadeiro.

Recipe Notes

The beer brigadeiros (not consumed on the same day) 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.
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