Chocolate Ice Cream
Remember Bake it Forward? It's a way to share the importance of fair trade products with others by baking them some goodies made with fair trade ingredients. Here's a way to do that this summer without heating up your kitchen. You can make them ice cream made with fair trade chocolate and sugar and freeze it forward.

This recipe comes from the most recent Divine Chocolate newsletter. Divine is one of my favorite fair trade chocolates.


  • 1/2 (3.5 oz) bar of Divine 70% dark chocolate
  • 9 oz soft-dried figs
  • 200 ml milk, chilled
  • 3 tbsp superfine sugar (fair trade if you can find it)
  • 1 cup double cream, chilled
Time Estimates

Prep time: 25 min

Total time: 25 min


  1. Break up chocolate and chop as finely as possible in a food processor. Transfer to large bowl.
  2. Chop the figs roughly in the food processor. Then add the milk and sugar and process until it's a smooth puree.
  3. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Fold in chopped chocolate and fig puree.
  4. Turn into an ice cream machine if you have one and churn until frozen OR freeze the entire mixture and freeze until firm.
  5. Eat within a few days.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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