Now on the menu – Chocolate Ice Cream

The second recipe Boty and I made over the weekend was chocolate ice cream.  The kids have been begging for the return of chocolate ice cream so when Boty got out her “My Little Pony” coloring book to show me the recipes she wanted to make during our girl time and there was an easy chocolate ice cream recipe, we went for it.

We started with some special ingredients that made all the difference in our chocolate ice cream – homemade chocolate syrup.  You can use any chocolate syrup, but when you use Linda Cerutti’s recipe for chocolate syrup it gives the ice cream some serious chocolate depth.  So, if you have some Cerutti and Family shade grown organic chocolate that you haven’t made into anything yet, try the syrup recipe and then make this ice cream.

Chocolate Ice Cream

2/3 chocolate syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine ingredients and freeze in ice cream maker.  The ice cream is still soft when it comes out of the machine so it is best to let it freezer harder in your freezer for several hours or overnight.  Delicious and super easy.

This is the machine we use to make our ice cream. You can double this recipe for this machine.  Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

Oreba Chocolate Community

We went with a family over to Oreba Chocolate’s tour in March. The family was so taken with the experience they wanted to send something back for the community. We asked the Peace Corp representative what would be a good gift for the community. He told us that the kids were really into playing baseball. The family sent a set of gloves for this community and for another community where they kayaked here in Bocas del Toro. This video is from Adam, the peace corp representative, showing a few of the kids playing catch with the gloves. It was perfect timing – we brought the gloves back in our container in early July just in time for the children to begin their baseball season. The village in conjunction with several other indigenous villages has a league for the children.

For more information about Oreba Chocolate and its tours, check them out on Facebook.


Green Acres Chocolate Farm One

We have been blessed in having Dave & Linda Cerutti as our friends for some time now. We are sad to report that they have decided to sell the farm. It is time for them. Running the farm and keeping it in the state that they are accustomed has become difficult for them. As such, they are selling the farm in order to move somewhere on the mainland in Panama. We produced this video for them so that people might get a feel for how special a place the farm is. If you know anyone who might be truly interested in purchasing the farm, they can contact Dave Cerutti by email at greenacresfarm @ or by phone from the USA at 011- 507- 6638- 8961. We hope that the farm is transferred onto another special owner as it is an incredible place.