Cool Chocolate Desserts We Adore

March 20, 2012

10 dreamy chocolate recipes to keep you cool and your sweet tooth satisfied during the spring and summer months.

Brandy Alexander PieFrangelico Fantastique SundaeFrozen Chocolate CreamBlack Bottom PieBanana Chocolate PopsNo Cook Chocolate Silk TartsChocolate Fudge PuddingMocha Frozen YogurtBanana and Nutella Smoothie with Chopped AlmondsBanana Fudge Smoothie
A classic cocktail is reborn in our sultry custard filled pie. Creme de cacao and a splash of cognac give the dessert its key Brandy Alexander flavors, while the sprinkling of chocolate curls keep things sweet.

Recipe: Brandy Alexander Pie
Banana slices, chocolate sorbet, Nutella and a splash of Frangelico makes for an unbeatable grown-up sundae with familiar childish sweetness.

Recipe: Frangelico Fantastique Sundae
Brace for a brain-freeze! Our chilly chocolate concoction tastes similar to rich homemade ice cream. But lucky for us, our recipe doesn't require an ice cream maker.

Recipe: Frozen Chocolate Cream
When the weather's warm and you're craving a sweet cool down, reach for this custard pie. We love slicing through the simple graham cracker crust to reveal the rich chocolate and vanilla layering.

Recipe: Black Bottom Pie
These banana pops may look decadently sinful, but they are sneakily better for you than most. It's all thanks to the kid-friendly pops' top secret ingredient - tofu.

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Pops
Tofu and chocolate continue to make an unbeatable team in these pretty custard filled tarts. With only 25 minutes of kitchen time required, they are the perfect warm-weather treat for when you'd rather be outside.

Recipe: No-Cook Chocolate Silk Tarts
Super creamy pudding sweetened with just a touch of agave nectar makes this chocolate dessert less guilt-inducing than most fudgey delights.

Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Pudding
Five pantry-staple ingredients and an ice cream maker is all that's needed to make this chocolate-y frozen yogurt recipe. And at only 130 calories per serving, you can feel good about indulging a little.

Recipe: Mocha Frozen Yogurt
Kids will go crazy for this incredibly thick Nutella, peanut butter and banana smoothie snack. Instead of using heavy ice cream in our recipe, we opted for more healthful vanilla yogurt and soy milk combination.

Recipe: Banana and Nutella Smoothie with Chopped Almonds
Have a guilt-free chocolate cool down with our banana fudge smoothie. The recipe tastes so decadent you'll never guess it features low-fat milk, silken tofu and all-natural agave nectar.

Recipe: Banana Fudge Smoothie
A classic cocktail is reborn in our sultry custard filled pie. Creme de cacao and a splash of cognac give the dessert its key Brandy Alexander flavors, while the sprinkling of chocolate curls keep things sweet.

Recipe:  Brandy Alexander PieBanana slices, chocolate sorbet, Nutella and a splash of Frangelico makes for an unbeatable grown-up sundae with familiar childish sweetness.

Recipe:  Frangelico Fantastique SundaeBrace for a brain-freeze! Our chilly chocolate concoction tastes similar to rich homemade ice cream. But lucky for us, our recipe doesn't require an ice cream maker.

Recipe:  Frozen Chocolate CreamWhen the weather's warm and you're craving a sweet cool down, reach for this custard pie. We love slicing through the simple graham cracker crust to reveal the rich chocolate and vanilla layering.

Recipe:  Black Bottom PieThese banana pops may look decadently sinful, but they are sneakily better for you than most. It's all thanks to the kid-friendly pops' top secret ingredient - tofu.

Recipe:  Banana Chocolate PopsTofu and chocolate continue to make an unbeatable team in these pretty custard filled tarts. With only 25 minutes of kitchen time required, they are the perfect warm-weather treat for when you'd rather be outside.

Recipe:  No-Cook Chocolate Silk TartsSuper creamy pudding sweetened with just a touch of agave nectar makes this chocolate dessert less guilt-inducing than most fudgey delights.

Recipe:  Chocolate Fudge PuddingFive pantry-staple ingredients and an ice cream maker is all that's needed to make this chocolate-y frozen yogurt recipe. And at only 130 calories per serving, you can feel good about indulging a little.

Recipe:  Mocha Frozen YogurtKids will go crazy for this incredibly thick Nutella, peanut butter and banana smoothie snack. Instead of using heavy ice cream in our recipe, we opted for more healthful vanilla yogurt and soy milk combination.

Recipe:  Banana and Nutella Smoothie with Chopped AlmondsHave a guilt-free chocolate cool down with our banana fudge smoothie. The recipe tastes so decadent you'll never guess it features low-fat milk, silken tofu and all-natural agave nectar.

Recipe:  Banana Fudge Smoothie
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