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

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 26th Apr 2021

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!