This post has been compensated by Hudsonville Ice Cream. All opinions are my own.
Mini chocolate raspberry ice cream tarts made with Hudsonville’s Raspberry Indulgence ice cream is the perfectly easy AND decadent dessert for your Valentine’s Day date night!
When I was in college, I used to joke that ice cream was my Valentine’s Day date. Well, now that I’m older (and married), I still haven’t forgotten my first love. Sure, our freezer is always well stocked with ice cream but I wanted to take it up a notch for date night.
The hardest part of making these mini tarts is waiting for the tart shells to arrive after you place the order for them on Amazon. Luckily I have been building a large bakeware collection for years so I got to skip that step! And before you ask, yes I know that I own wayyy too much bakeware but it sparks all sorts of joy so it’s not going anywhere.
Alright, enough about my kitchen hoarding and back to these AMAZING tarts.
I’ll be on-the-road for actual Valentine’s Day, so we celebrated a little early. Who doesn’t love an excuse for some ice cream and quality time together? The answer is no one.
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of chocolate and berries. I used Hudsonville’s limited edition Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence flavor for the tart filling because it’s the mix of white and dark chocolate ice cream base filled with a raspberry ripple. To bring out those flavors even more, I went with a chocolate Oreo crust, fresh raspberry top layer and an optional chocolate fudge drizzle.
The crunchy Oreo crust is the perfect texture foil for the smooth and creamy ice cream. Since moving to Michigan last year, I’ve loved getting to discover local business from my new home state. Hudsonville is an ice cream company based just down the road from me in Holland, Michigan. Their ice cream is available in grocery stores around the Midwest and they have such fun and tasty flavors! Plus I love that the milk and cream used in their ice cream is locally sourced because this means there’s fresher milk in their ice cream
The food photog in me is especially excited about the look that the raspberry topping gives ot the tarts! When you pull fresh fruit out of the freezer after leaving it in there for a few hours, they get that nice frosted look within minutes, perfect for photos. They are also juicier than their fully frozen counterparts when you dig into the tart.
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- 15 Oreos
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 1 cup Hudsonville’s Limited Edition Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence ice cream
- ~ 30 fresh raspberries
- ¼ cup hot fudge sauce, optional
- Pulse Oreos in a food processor until the cookies have become crumbs. Add in the butter and pulse to combine. Divide the crust among two 4-inch mini tart pans. Press into the pan to pack it as tightly as possible. Place in freezer for 30 minutes to solidify.
- Divide ice cream between the two tart shells. Place raspberries on top. Put tarts in freezer for at least an hour before serving. When ready to eat, top with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce.