Chocolate Treats to Help You Cool Down

Phew! What a heatwave has hit us this week in the UK! While we’re loving the summer weather, we’re also always looking for ways to cool down, too, which is why we’ve handpicked these ‘chilled’ summer treats to help you take the edge off. All with a chocolatey twist, of course…


1. Iced Hot Chocolate

I know, the concept of something being iced and hot at the same time is odd, but if it works for tea and coffee, why not hot chocolate? This recipelets you create your own cooling cocoa, using ice cube, milk, and hot chocolate mix, with an optional topping of whipped cream. Yum.

2. After Eight Chocolate Ice Cream

Of course, we’d be missing a trick if we didn’t talk about delicious chocolate ice cream in the summer heat, but why settle for a supermarket choc ice when you can make something even more special in the blink of an eye? This sweet-and-sharp After Eight chocolate ice creamtakes your favourite mint choc chip formula and amps up the taste factor.

Choc on Choc Retro Chocolate Ice Lollies

3. Chocolate, Raspberry, and Chambord Cake

Sometimes, just chocolate can be a little rich for the heat. So keep it refreshing with a hearty helping of raspberries, too! This mouth-watering raspberry and Greek yoghurt cakefeatures a decadent Chambord ganache to add just the right amount of tartness to your dessert. Why not pop it in your picnic basket when you go out for the day?

4. Chocolate Martini

Of course, it wouldn’t be summer without a decadent cocktail in the garden. Luckily, this chocolate martinihas everything you need for a sweet and boozy kick! Whip up this creamy espresso-inspired tipple when your friends are popping over for dinner, or just for a special (and steamy) Friday night.

Do you have any brilliant chilled chocolate recipes you’d love to share? Let us know in the comments below!