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We Should BSFIC – The Frozen Chocolate Round-up


This month We Should Cocoa teamed up with Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream (BSFIC) for an icy chocolate extravaganza which is #WeShouldBSFIC. January may not be your favourite time for eating ice cream or other frozen treats, but some of you hardy souls rose to the challenge with enthusiasm. Hop over to Kavey Eats to see her round-up.

Look out for next month’s #WeShouldCocoa with Katie, over at Recipe for Perfection.

Apparently we told Elizabeth, over at The Law Student’s Cookbook, that she had to make ice-cream, so she did. I didn’t know we had that much power. Being a fan of all things Nutella, she decided NOT to use it and go for chocolate hazelnut ice cream using roasted hazelnuts instead.

Over at Honey and Dough, Hannah has a little doughnut sitting on her shoulder, apparently! Well actually I think I have a little brownie sitting on mine. I suspect it’s not the same brownie Hannah used to make her frozen crème fraîche and brownie custard. I am very excited about the use of crème fraîche not to mention the brownies of course.

Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen has presented her white chocolate Eton mess ice cream in a very stylish cup and saucer, which I am now coveting. I’m rather wishing I could dig into the ice-cream too – made with strawberry purée found in the freezer, it’s a real taste of summer.

I had a go at making mini chocolate ice pops. Well the chocolate may not have looked quite as slick as I’d have liked, but my goodness they were good. Chocolate milk ice covered in thick dark chocolate – I think I’ll have another one.

I’ve not tried ice-cream sandwiches before, but having seen these mini triple chocolate ice cream sandwiches over at Jo’s Kitchen, I am seriously tempted. Jo’s home-made chocolate ice cream contains chocolate chips and is then sandwiched between chocolate biscuits – wow!

In case you missed it, it was Australia Day last Monday and Johanna over at Green Gourmet Giraffe marked it by making Violet Crumble ice-cream. I’d not heard of Violet Crumble until I read the post. It is not, as I first thought, a crumble pudding flavoured with violet, but an iconic Australian chocolate honeycomb bar.


Julia, over at Something Missing, also made a no churn ice-cream, but a rather different one to the condensed milk one we all know and love. Her birthday cake ice cream is made using a base of Italian meringue – most intriguing. Even more intriguing is the cake batter used to flavour the ice-cream. I’m a big fan of cookie dough ice-cream, but I hadn’t heard of cake batter ice-cream.


The Big Spud describes his chocolate and passion fruit baked Alaska as a showstopper and he isn’t wrong. The flavours and colour contrasts are just too tempting.

And finally we have Kavey’s very own rich, dense & dark chocolate ice cream over at Kavey Eats. Wow, all I need is the title of this to make me go week at the knees. The ice cream is another no-churn version which I’ve not come across before – it’s all very exciting.



  1. belleau kitchen

    31st January 2015 at 12:37 pm

    fab round-up… i totally ran out of time this month, so sorry… i’ll just have to dream of ice cream xx

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:17 pm

      I’ll let you off Dom, just as long as some of these recipes haunt you in your dreams 😉

  2. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    31st January 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Well done to all those who managed to create such wonderful ice creams this month! I am afraid I woosed-out and have buried myself in stews and hot things. I am fascinated by an ice cream made with Italian meringue though…… I will definitely be exploring that further!!!

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Well Kate, never fear. They will all be awaiting you come the warmer weather 🙂

  3. Heidi Roberts

    31st January 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Loads of tempting recipes here!

  4. Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

    1st February 2015 at 1:07 am

    I just bought an ice cream maker last month, and it changed my life! Never going back to store bought ice cream again. Can’t wait to try these out!

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Home made ice-cream is a completely different beast Katie. I’ve never tried an ice cream maker, but I expect it makes life a lot easier – have fun.

  5. Johanna GGG

    1st February 2015 at 4:52 am

    love all the no churn ice cream and next time I photograph ice cream I want it to be in a cup and saucer! my family loved you for prompting me to make ice cream – yay for the event being seasonal in australia – even if the weather hasn’t been that warm

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Hooray, glad to be of service. It worked in your favour this time around Johanna and I’m with you on the cup and saucer.

  6. Jane Sarchet

    1st February 2015 at 9:16 am

    It is actually snowing outside (EXCITED!!!) so will come back to these beauties when I’ve thawed out a bit 🙂
    Janie x

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:22 pm

      I’m with you there Janie – roll on summer and an excuse to indulge in the frozen stuff.

  7. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    1st February 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I am all over that chocolate and passion fruit show stopper.

  8. The Caked Crusader

    1st February 2015 at 2:19 pm

    An ice cream sandwich made with chocolate digestives? I would like to shake that person by the hand!

  9. Janice Pattie

    1st February 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Sorry you can’t have the cup, it’s part of a family heirloom! The icecream was easy so I’m sure you could make it as soon as there are strawberries or maybe even with frozen strawberries.

  10. Kavey

    2nd February 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Lovely to co-host with you and what a fabulous range we had. Love your round up too. X

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks Kavey, it was fun. I just want to try everything now.

  11. Chloe Griffiths

    2nd February 2015 at 5:41 pm

    wow I may have to try make some of these they all look so delicious xx

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:26 pm

      They do look good Chloe. Food bloggers are a talented bunch.

  12. Elizabeth

    2nd February 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Mmmm ice cream! What a lovely round up! I especially like the look of GGG’s creation!

    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd February 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Yes, it looks most inviting Elizabeth. I’m just waiting for the warmer weather …

  13. Fishfingers for tea

    2nd February 2015 at 7:37 pm

    What a selection! Ice cream and January don’t mix for me but my 5 year old would certainly strongly argue otherwise!

    • Choclette Blogger

      3rd February 2015 at 8:21 am

      I’m sort of with you there, which is why I only made mini pops. I enjoyed them despite myself 😉

  14. Caroline Taylor

    3rd February 2015 at 12:53 pm

    They all sound so good (even in January!). What a nice round up and a great variety.


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