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Raspberry Ice Cream Stack with Chilli Chocolate Sauce

Today’s post is courtesy of Kirsten. ย If anyone is going to make your mouth water with a recipe, Kirsten sure know’s how!

Looking for something quick & decadent for Valentine’s Day dessert?

Raspberry Ice Cream Stack with Chilli Chocolate Sauce is the perfect cure!

Raspberry Swirl Icecream Stack & Chilli Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy biscuit base, sweet raspberry swirl ice cream stack and warm chilli chocolate sauce to tie it all together. A decadent dessert for a special evening…

Did you know you have exactly 4 weeks to start preparing for Valentines day? Oh my gosh, where has my summer holidays gone?

If you are anything like me, you need time to prepare for these things… plenty of time.

Raspberry Swirl Icecream & Chilli Chocolate Sauce

I became a cynical hardened adult, I sawย it as a time to remind me to shop again (as if I needed any encouragement) after the Christmas rush and before the Easter egg feast! But then…

There came a lovely February 14th, about 3 weeks after I had moved out of home and to the city to live with my cousin. I was home sick, finding my way in the world. My gorgeous cousin was a saviour, in many, many different ways, but that Valentine’s morning she left a card and beautiful flower in my room before she left for work saying how much she loved me and valued our friendship. It. Made. My. Week.

Raspberry Swirl Ice cream Stack & Chilli Chocolate Sauce Raspberry Swirl Icecream Stack & Chilli Chocolate Sauce

I felt so appreciated and loved. Valentine’s day is not just for partners…

I say that we don’t celebrate Valentine’s day in our home every year, but every year we at least do something nice – dinner, movie… and of courseย some sweet snacks. And I never say no to flowers ๐Ÿ™‚

Raspberry Swirl Icecream Stack & Chilli Chocolate Sauce

For me, Valentine’s day falls right when I head back to work-ย I need quick, minimal fuss projects or nothing at all happens! So here is a quick dessertย that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and only uses 7 ingredients… and it’s decadently delicious!

Raspberry Swirl Icecream Stack & Chilli Chocolate Sauce

P.S- intrigued by my cutlery? This collection is soon to be on sale on my website, until then I am taking orders via email ( or you can follow me on Facebook. The perfect addition for your Valentine’s table or as a Valentine’s day surprise, especially for under $15!

Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream Stack with Chilli Chocolate Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 2 serves

Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream Stack with Chilli Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy biscuit base, sweet raspberry swirl ice cream stack and warm chilli chocolate sauce to tie it all together. A decadent dessert for a special evening...


  • 4 chocolate biscuits (such as Chocolate Ripple biscuits)
  • 160 grams good quality vanilla ice cream (3-4 large scoops)
  • 125 grams fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 90 grams dark (or milk) chocolate - roughly broken up into small pieces
  • pinch of chilli powder (optional)


Start by preparing the ice cream.

Take the ice cream out of the freezer and allow it to almost completely melt.

Meanwhile, blend the raspberries until they form a smooth consistency. Mix the raspberries through the melted ice cream and gently swirl. Place back in the freezer to freeze.

Just before serving:

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees. Place four biscuits in cupcake pan (as per picture).

Place in the oven for 5 minutes to allow biscuits to soften. Carefully remove and mould into a rounded base shape (like a basket). Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, place the cream and butter in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.

Once at the boil, pour directly over the chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted.

Add a pinch of chilli powder if desired.

To assemble:

Stack 2 biscuits on top of each other.

Place the ice cream in the biscuit basket and drizzle with chilli chocolate sauce.

The biscuits, ice cream and sauce can be made ahead of time. Store the biscuits in an air tight container, ice cream in the freezer and chocolate sauce in a covered container in the fridge. Reheat the chocolate sauce just before assembling.

Do you do anything for Valentine’s day? Special home cooked dinner, take away or a nice night out? Or perhaps you celebrate with friends?

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33 Responses to Raspberry Ice Cream Stack with Chilli Chocolate Sauce

  1. Simple Hacks Living January 16, 2015 at 4:48 am #

    Yummy and very unique! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

    • Catherine Holt January 16, 2015 at 9:48 am #

      Thanks. Certainly very yummy….this comes under the “comfort food” section for sure!!

    • Kirsten Burrows January 17, 2015 at 9:38 am #

      It is unique and isn’t your usual combination making it even more special. The flavours really work very well together… I should know, I ate the photo shoot props :p all of them…

  2. Terri, The Martini Diva January 16, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    Oh my, this is decadent! I just happen to have some raspberry sherbet I might use for this recipe.

    • Catherine Holt January 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

      Oh yum yum yum Terri. Might use, or will use??? He he. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. angie January 17, 2015 at 5:06 am #

    oh so yummy these look great
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    • Kirsten Burrows January 17, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Hi Angie, might not be your usual dessert combo… but it definitely is yummy!

  4. THE HUNGRY MUM January 17, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    are you TRYING to make my break my diet?! Good lord, what a stunner of a dessert.

    • Catherine Holt January 18, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

      LOL….I totally understand what you mean. Kirsten pulled out all the stops for this one ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kirsten Burrows February 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      Oh, I think I have broken my own diet… someone has to eat the photo shoot ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Cheryl Kirkness January 19, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    That looks amazing. I wish I had some now! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

    • Catherine Holt January 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

      Lol…I can totally relate Cherly. It’s very hot here today….perfect for ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Candice January 25, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    This looks amazing and yummy. Just letting you know this post was pinned to Bloggers Brags Pinterest Boad!

    • Catherine Holt January 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

      Totally yummy….a bit too hard to resist! Thanks for pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kirsten Burrows February 4, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks for pinning! I think I am in love with the colours of this dessert… definitely perfect for Valentine’s day ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Tiffany February 3, 2015 at 1:38 am #

    Wow! What a great valentines day treat! I just started following you on google+!

    • Catherine Holt February 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      Thanks Tiffany. This will certainly get the taste buds drooling thats for sure! Thanks for heading over and for the follow ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kirsten Burrows February 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

      A great Valentine’s Day dessert! If you are on Google + and FB, don’t forget to search for Treat Yourself Sweeter. I’d love to see you there!

  8. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai February 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    What an amazing dessert! It looks gorgeous and sounds delicious. And, I love the sweet story too.Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to see you again next week.

    Life With Lorelai

    • Catherine Holt February 4, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Thanks Lorelai. Kirsten certainly knows how to make us drool with her dessert receipes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kirsten Burrows February 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks for popping over and reading Lorelai. That made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House February 4, 2015 at 12:32 am #

    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

    • Catherine Holt February 4, 2015 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks Bonnie. Love your party ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kirsten Burrows February 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks Bonnie- will have to pop over and check out your party!

  10. jennifer Abel February 4, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    Oh this is my kind of dessert. I love chilli chocolate! thanks for sharing @ mum-bomonday. Have a great week!

    • Catherine Holt February 5, 2015 at 11:02 am #

      Chilli chocolate is definitely an acquired taste….but anything with chocolate in it has to be good right?! Lol

    • Kirsten Burrows February 6, 2015 at 7:12 am #

      Oh, Jennifer you are my kind of girl! Isn’t Chilli Chocolate the best?!!? I feel it works on all levels…. taste and the chilli (hopefully) is boosting my metabolism to make up for my lack of will power ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess February 6, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    Wow! I have to try this, it sounds wonderful! Your photos are amazing. Visiting from The Weekend Social Link Party!

    • Catherine Holt February 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

      We are very lucky to have Kirsten contribute for us…and yes, her photos are pretty drool worthy arn’t they ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Kelly @ Mum-bo-Jumbo February 9, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    Wow! How amazing does the chilli chocolate sauce sound? Great twist on a classic recipe. Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday

    • Kirsten Burrows February 10, 2015 at 6:58 am #

      Oh my gosh… the chocolate sauce is my favourite.. I could eat it just with a spoon! ๐Ÿ™‚ going to come and check out your linkup!

  13. Audrey January 15, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    Mmm! What a wonderful combination, especially the chili powder on the chocoalte sauce. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • Catherine Holt January 15, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      It kind of sends those taste buds dancing doesn’t it Audrey ๐Ÿ™‚

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