Freckled Woodblock Chocolate
Light, creamy, and oh-so-chocolatey—this ice cream is infused with a million tiny chocolate freckles that spontaneously melt on your tongue, unleashing rich, roasty cacao essence. We teamed up with Portland’s bean-to-bar chocolate maker Woodblock Chocolate whose passion (bordering on obsession) for sourcing, importing, small-batch roasting, and aging single-origin cacao beans matches our own approach to ice cream. It’s a match made in chocolate ice cream heaven. Woodblock chocolate, Portland’s first bean-to-bar company, is a longtime friend that accentuates the unique characteristics of single-origin beans through different roasting methods in ornate century-old drums. Their chocolate gets churned with cream, sugar, and a bit of Jacobsen sea salt—the first to harvest salt from the Oregon coast in over 200 years. Then, as the ice cream pours out of the machine, we debuted the old-school technique called freckling to suspend more chocolate in an untempered state, leaving a million tiny chocolate freckles that melt in your mouth.