Jul 21, 2011

Frozen Berries With Hot Chocolate

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I couldn’t suppress a smile when a friend of mine raved about this ‘special’ dessert she had eaten during one of her recent trips to London.

Frozen fruit with warmed up cream?“, I smirked. “You’re kidding, right? Oh, but that’s bound to be a real culinary triumph“, I said, trying my best not to sound too sarcastic but failing miserably.

She shrugged her shoulders, waved her hand and said that when she ordered it, she couldn’t believe something so easy could taste this fantastic either. That I didn’t have to take her word for it, but should at least try it for myself before shooting it down.

I agreed with her. Shame on me.

So here we are…

 

Ingredients:

1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
5 tbsp heavy cream
3 oz white chocolate

Optional: 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (I didn’t feel it needed it)

 

Directions:

It’s no rocket science, really. I’ve never made an easier dessert, aside from pulling a pint of Ben & Jerry’s from the freezer, that is.

Clean the fruit. Slice the bigger strawberries in half or even in four and place it all on a non-stick pan or cookie sheet, or use baking paper to prevent the fruit from sticking to the bottom.

Frozen Berries With Hot Cocolate

 
Put it in the freezer and leave it there for at least 4 to 5 hours. Until solidly frozen.
 

Combine the heavy cream with the chocolate and either melt it au bain marie, or use your microwave. A minute and a half at full-power will do, just stir now and then.
Frozen Berries With Hot Cocolate

 
Pour the hot chocolate sauce over the frozen berries and serve immediately. That’s all, folks.
 

And let me tell you what: I can’t think of enough superlatives to describe this incredible dessert! I should have known it would be good because my Raspberry & Caramel Nirvana is already crazy good, but this… this is heaven.
 

The hot chocolate will soften the frozen fruit. It’s a simply divine and utterly irresistible combination.
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But don’t take my word for it…
Frozen Berries With Hot Cocolate

Make it this weekend! You simply have to, and you won’t be sorry you did.

Frozen Berries With Hot Chocolate
Ingredients
    1 cup strawberries
    1 cup raspberries
    1 cup blueberries
    5 tbsp heavy cream
    3 oz white chocolate

    Optional: 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (I didn’t feel it needed it)
Directions
    Clean the fruit. Slice the bigger strawberries in half or even in four. Place it all on a non-stick pan or cookie sheet, or use baking paper to prevent the fruit from sticking to the bottom. Put it in the freezer and leave it there for at least 4 hours. Until solidly frozen.

    Combine the heavy cream with the chocolate and either melt it au bain marie, or use your microwave. A minute and a half at full-power will do, just stir now and then. Pour the hot chocolate sauce over the frozen berries and serve immediately.
Meal type: Dessert
Servings: 4
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    31 Comments »

    1. 1

      i wish i could find those berries here in Brazil! 
      sometimes i actually find them, like yesterday, 8 raspeberries for 3 euros!

      :(

      meanwhile i drink some fresh tropical fruits juice! :D 

      Diana Abreu on Jul 21, 2011 @ 5:14 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Wow! I wouldn’t have thought much of this either, but your rave review has convinced me!

      Jenna on Jul 21, 2011 @ 5:41 pm Reply
    3. 3

      such simplicity and contrasts (on many levels)! your photos make it look absolutely divine! must try it out

      Dan on Jul 22, 2011 @ 1:11 am Reply
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      You can also make simple ice cream that way. Freeze the berries and then blitz them with a good splash of cream. What comes out looks like icecream but doesn’t quite have the texture of a real, custard based one.

      Karohemd on Jul 22, 2011 @ 1:59 am Reply
      1. I used to do that when I was a low-carber! Pull them from the freezer, and mash it all up in a food processor. Forgot all about that!

        Kay on Jul 22, 2011 @ 8:41 am Reply
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      Hai Kay, I love youre website, it inspires me and makes me want to try to cook better for my family! Love the foto´s and the dedicacion that you put in to what you do. Big fan! with love from Chile. 

      Jes on Jul 22, 2011 @ 3:12 am Reply
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      I had this exact same dessert at a (French) restaurant in London as well! And you’re right, it is really really delicious. I’d completely forgotten about it. Hmmm…maybe I’ll make some now that I know how! :D

      Diantha on Jul 22, 2011 @ 6:13 am Reply
      1. Maybe it’s a more common dessert in England? I do know that I was absolutely blown away by the combination of the half frozen fruit and the hot hot chocolate sauce. It was really good.

        Kay on Jul 22, 2011 @ 8:40 am Reply
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      Hey K, I would love to make this but here in SL we can’t find these fruits so easily. If found it’s so carzy expensive. Can’t we make this using tropical fruits Like frozen pineapples,mango,avacado etc…

      Nirmala on Jul 22, 2011 @ 7:53 am Reply
      1. I’m guessing mango and avocado won’t taste really good with a warm chocolate sauce, though.

        Kay on Jul 22, 2011 @ 8:39 am Reply
    8. 8

      So simple and sssoooo delicious.

      arrisje on Jul 22, 2011 @ 2:11 pm Reply
    9. 9

      That looks totally amazing right now, especially considering the temp hit 104*F today ugh. I love your photos, the contrast of the frozen fruit is so beautiful.

      Katie loves pie on Jul 23, 2011 @ 5:17 am Reply
    10. 10

      When I grow up, I want to be a great photographer like you!  :)  Your photos are so beautiful, Kay, so are your recipes! Love to read about your little man, too. Keep the good stuff comin’ 

      Kay @ The Church Cook on Jul 25, 2011 @ 4:44 am Reply
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      Is dit ook lekker met het diepvries fruit (bosvruchten) uit de doosjes van bijv AH? Of moet het echt vers zelf ingevroren fruit zijn?

      Saskia on Jul 26, 2011 @ 3:13 pm Reply
      1. Geen idee. Eerste keer dat ik het at.

        Kay on Jul 27, 2011 @ 10:09 am Reply
    12. 12

      Drool!!!!! I just stumbled this, if it wasn’t made with heavy cream I would have posted this on my site!!

      Gina @ Skinnytaste on Jul 26, 2011 @ 8:06 pm Reply
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      Sorry Maria, removing the link.

      I don’t want that woman to get anymore traffic via my blog. She’s also using different IP’s now to stir up craziness here: IP’s so close in range that it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what she’s doing (one from her mobile phone but at the same address, posing as someone else).

      Let her take her crazy into her own blog instead of polluting mine.

      Kay on Jul 29, 2011 @ 9:06 am Reply
      1. So this is all you said and based on this she comes in here to accuse you, make insinuations about you, insult you and so forth? She’s got some nerve.

        Kay, nothing Maria or you said was unkind unless this woman feels it is wrong to be inspired by someone. In which case I hope she posts only original recipes.

        Susan K. on Jul 30, 2011 @ 12:10 am Reply
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      Damn, this aggressive approach is uncalled for and makes you look guilty as sin.

      Sorry Kay. Had I known she would go off the deep end in your blog, I would have emailed this to you instead. 

      Maria on Jul 29, 2011 @ 7:49 pm Reply
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      I can see why people would think that she copied you. Her posting is almost identical: recipe, pictures and description. Her attitude doesn’t help either.

      Lori on Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:31 pm Reply
    16. 16

      These look amazing!  I featured it as a favorite find on my blog this week!  Check it out at  <a href=”http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com/2011/07/five-favorite-finds_30.html”>Copy-Cat-Crafter</a>

      Jessica Lauren on Jul 31, 2011 @ 3:09 am Reply
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      That  was actually really good!

      AMAZING =) 

      cesar battistini on Aug 18, 2011 @ 5:24 am Reply
      1. It surprised me, too. So simple but so good.

        Kay on Aug 18, 2011 @ 9:41 am Reply
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      made this for christmas desert, so i didn’t had to do a lot after cooking all the courses of the dinner and it was delicious.
       
      p.s. ik vind het fantastisch dat dit een stiekem een nederlandse blog is zodat ik altijd zeker weet dat ik de ingredienten kan vinden integenstelling tot veel amerikaanse blog’s

      tim on Jan 9, 2012 @ 5:27 am Reply
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      I love this recipe….I want to make it but my family is not a fan of white chocolate have you tried it with milk/dark chocolate and what kind did you use? Thanks can’t wait to hear back from you.

      Karriann Graf on Feb 8, 2012 @ 2:41 pm Reply
      1. I haven’t tried it with dark chocolate yet. If you do, let me know how it worked out, please!

        Kay on Feb 8, 2012 @ 2:55 pm Reply
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      OMG! This was divine!! Tysm for posting the recipe!! 

      Priscilla on May 6, 2012 @ 5:11 am Reply
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      Haha, wij wonen in de Kromme Rijnstreek vol met fruittelers van hard en zacht fruit. 
      En ik had zo veel frambozen,bramen,bessen en aardbeien, dat het in de vriezer ligt en op deze regenachtige zondag op zoek ging naar recept.
      Eerst even bij Kay kijken en ja hoor…

      Dat wordt smullen, begrijp ik, vanavond. 

      Thx to your girlfriend ( and you) , 

      Groet, Elisabed 

       

      Elisabed on Jun 24, 2012 @ 1:45 pm Reply
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      1. No, it’s not. The recipe was originally published in the Delia Smith Magazine for J Sainsbury in the late 1990′s. Delia Smith is an English tv-chef. I imagine this might be where the London restaurant got their idea from.

        It seems that Ina borrows recipes without giving credit more often :)

        Kay on Nov 20, 2012 @ 6:32 pm Reply
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      I made this (actually, tossed it all together) at a friend’s house this weekend.  We both loved the recipe.  That said, we did tweak it just a bit by pouring over a little bit of Grand Marnier and Poire William—not over the same bit (!!) a little over each end of my dish! 
      I was told this was too good not to make again!!  Thanks for sharing!!

      Nancy G on Mar 26, 2013 @ 1:05 pm Reply

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