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Freckled Woodblock Chocolate

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First churned February 2012

For our first Chocolatier Series, we knew we wanted to team up with chocolatier Charley Wheelock of Woodblock Chocolate, Portland’s first bean-to-bar company, whose passion (bordering on obsession) for sourcing, importing, small-batch roasting, and aging single-origin cacao beans matches our own approach to ice cream. We initially tried a combination of Pinot noir and cocoa nib, but then at the eleventh hour Charley simply wanted to make the best chocolate ice cream in the world. Easy, right? After tons of research about ice cream making from the 1920s, we unearthed a technique called “freckling”—when you pour melted chocolate into the churning machine to suspend chocolate in an untempered state. We realized that we could then infuse the cream with a million tiny chocolate freckles that melt on your tongue, unleashing rich, roasty cacao essence. Ultimately we decided to make this a coffee ice cream., which diehard fans don’t appreciate.

 

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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.