Make This Summer the 'Summer of Chocolate' With These 8 Great Recipes

2nd Jun 2016

dark chocolateChocolate season is all year round. More than 90 million pounds of the stuff are purchased in October just before Halloween, but chocolate-lovers all around the world know that there's never a bad time for that sweet, creamy deliciousness.

While the U.S. accounts for 20% of the world's chocolate consumption, no one seems to love gourmet chocolates as much as the Europeans. In fact, 50% of the world's chocolate retail sales occur in Europe, which is a great thing for European chocolate suppliers!

Dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, we love it all! Here are some ways to make your summer just a little sweeter.

Your New Favorite Summer Chocolate Recipes

  1. White Chocolate and Summer Berry Napoleons
    A puff pastry accompanied by a layer of white chocolate cream beneath a medley of blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, all topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar.

  2. S’mores Cheesecake with Summer Berries
    Who doesn’t love making s’mores on a warm summer night? You can enjoy this summer favorite without the campfire! This scrumptious dessert is a rich chocolate cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and a fluffy marshmallow topping.

  3. Strawberries with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
    This one is simple enough! Just dribble this rich and delicious chocolate sauce over some ripe strawberries for a perfect warm weather snack.

  4. Strawberry-Chocolate Freezer Pie
    On a hot summer day, what could be more refreshing than a cold piece of sweet strawberry pie?

  5. Chocolate Decadence Ice Cream Pie
    Want more chocolate with your chocolate? This frozen dessert includes three different kinds of chocolate ice cream, a chocolate cookie crust, topped with a chocolate sauce.

  6. Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches
    Choose any ice cream you like to stick between two delicious brown-butter cookies. Then pick your toppings: chopped nuts, colored sprinkles, toffee bits, etc.)

  7. Ice Cream Tacos with Chocolate and Peanuts
    The Choco Taco may have become a favorite brand name dessert, but you will love making these delicious treats from scratch.

  8. Chocolate Zucchini Mini-Muffins
    Breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting with these chocolate-based muffins!

Try any of these recipes with pure dark chocolate to add a more bitter-sweet spin!

Chocolate doesn't have an off-season. In cold weather, warm weather, rain, sleet, or sunshine, it's always a great time for chocolate!