Chocolate for the holidays

Traditions hold a special place during the holiday season. They’re a part of who we are, where we came from and a way to remember those who are special to us. Many ice cream lovers have made Pierre’s a part of their holiday dessert traditions, something for which we are truly honored and grateful.

Celebrated musician and Pierre’s friend, Jim Brickman, shared one of his beloved family holiday recipes with us. Created by his grandmother, it features a homemade chocolate sauce!

Grandma Gert’s World Reknowned Ice Cream Balls with Chocolate Sauce – courtesy of Jim Brickman.


Bake cake according to package and crumble. Form ice cream in a snowball. Cover the round scoop of ice cream with cake crumbles. Put on a cookie sheet in the freezer until serving.

Chocolate Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 Squares Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt

Melt chocolate in double boiler. Slowly add sugar and stir. Add vanilla and salt. Add evaporated milk. Mix well until thick. Serve hot. Pour over ice cream ball.

Just for fun: Substitute Pierre’s Chocolate Premium Ice Cream  or Chef’s Signature Croppy Road drizzled with marshmallow sauce or Premium French Vanilla Premium Ice Cream with a raspberry drizzle.

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