Triple Chocolate Terrine


Triple Chocolate Terrine | From My Sweet Heart

 If you are in the mood for a cool, creamy treat; you will not have to run to Baskin-Robbins to get it!  Nor will this fast and easy dessert take any time out of your schedule! This is as creamy as a mousse with the chill of an ice cream.  And if you can whip cream and melt chocolate,  then you have the makings for this elegant and special dessert. . . . .

. . . . I served this with a Raspberry Chambord Coulis and some fresh raspberries.  It is sooooo good!  Light, sweet and creamy.  A perfect dessert for a warm spring or summer evening!


Triple Chocolate Terrine | From My Sweet Heart


Yields:  8-10 servings

Level of Difficulty:  easy


  • 6 ounces of white chocolate, chopped
  • 6 ounces of milk chocolate, chopped
  • 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups of whipping cream divided (3/4 cup for the white chocolate, 3/4 cup for the milk chocolate and 1 cup for the dark chocolate)

OPTIONAL: 3 Tablespoons of Chambord liquor to be added to the dark chocolate mixture

Layer a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, allowing the sides to overhang the pan a bit. 

Whip 3/4 cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form and then set it aside.  Melt your white chocolate chips or chunks in a large glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  When the chocolate is completely melted, remove the bowl from the heat and quickly fold in the whipped cream until no chocolate streaks can be seen.  Pour the white chocolate into the bottom of the loaf pan and refrigerate.

Whip another 3/4 cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form and set it aside.  Melt the milk chocolate chips or chunks in another large glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  When the chocolate is completely melted, remove the bowl from the heat and quickly fold in the whipped cream until no chocolate streaks can be seen.  Pour the milk chocolate mixture on top of the white chocolate and return the pan to the refrigerator.

Whip the remaining 1 cup of whipping cream (along with the 3 Tablespoons of Chambord if you want to add a raspberry flavor to the dark chocolate layer) until soft peaks form and set it aside.  Melt the dark chocolate chips or chunks in another glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  When the chocolate is completely melted, remove the bowl from the heat and quickly fold in the whipped cream until no chocolate streaks can be seen.  Pour this on top of the white/milk chocolate layers, lightly fold over the plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or preferably overnight.

NOTES I made this and let it sit overnight.  I also put it into the freezer the next day for a few hours in the hope that it would give me more time when photographing it.  It never actually froze, and it returned to a very creamy texture shortly after removing it from the freezer.  Also, the bittersweet chocolate layer did not turn very much darker than the milk chocolate layer.  But there was still a distinct difference in the flavor!  After removing the terrine from the refrigerator, I was surprised that it held it’s shape beautifully when turned over onto a serving platter.  This is what it looked like:


Triple Chocolate Terrine | From My Sweet Heart


  • 6 ounces of fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Chambord to taste

Puree all of these ingredients in a blender until liquified.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer.  Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to use it.

To serve, spoon a bit of raspberry coulis onto a serving plate.  Cut a slice of terrine and place on top of the raspberry sauce.  Serve with fresh raspberries.  (You will have to wipe the knife between cuts to have each slice look clean!)


Triple Chocolate Terrine | From My Sweet Heart




Recipe adapted from The Art of the Dessert.


  1. Stunning icy dessert!! I would love that tonight as a sweet treat… I have been making popsicles lately… but have not tried my hand at ice cream type desserts yet. I must break out the old ice cream maker this year and see I can get it work this time around. Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! :)

    • Thanks Ramona! And no ice cream maker needed here! Just melt some chocolate and whip some cream! I wish you a happy Memorial Day, too! And love your grilled pineapple with balsamic drizzle! A perfect treat all summer long! : )

  2. Wow. Looks simply decadent!

  3. I can’t believe how easy this is for something that would definitely be to-die-for delicious! Pinned for summer :)

    • Thanks Anna! And you definitely did some to-die-for-delicious baking this weekend with your beautiful banana pumpkin muffins and that scrumptious berry coffee cake! : )

  4. This used to be my “go to” dessert for dinner parties about 15 years ago…I must make it again. Gorgeous!!!

    • Yikes! Am I 15 years behind…..still?! LOL. Your mini quiches looked delicious, Liz! And I wish I had a sister who made jewelry! : )

  5. Oh my GOODNESS, that looks SO amazing! I’ve never made a terrine, but you can bet your sweet chambord that I’ll be doing so soon! :) AWESOME job!

    • Thanks Becca….and you can bet your peanut butter cheerios that I’ll be making your chunky monkey bars real soon, too! : )

  6. hahah I love that quote at the top! Your terrine looks amazing!! Seriously gorgeous pics!! And definitely in the mood for something cool and creamy… its going to be 97 today in chicago! Yikesss!

    • Thanks Kristina! Hope you managed to stay cool! What a great post about your brother’s graduation! And your chocolate cupcakes looked awesome! : )

  7. I cannot believe something that looks so fabulous can be sooooooo easy to put together. I am going to have to invest in a bottle of Chambord. Serious drooooools, Anne.

    • Thanks Hester! It’s the same with your white bean and lemon soup….easy enough but deceptively flavorful! : )

  8. It looks so creamy and delicious! What a fabulous dessert, Anne! Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to make it! Have a fabulous Sunday!

    • Thanks Anna! And I am loving your Chocolate Chip Cookie Mondays….your last, egg-less version turned out beautifully! : )

  9. Holy chocolate…three layers of goodness AND berries too? Sign me up!!! Love this…hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day@@

  10. Wow, so simple and it looks so delicious. Chocolate and cream, what’s not to like!

    • Thanks Mario! I loved reading your post about agriturismo and your ciambella rustica looks beautiful. And I tried to comment directly on your blog, but unfortunately it does not accept my ID credentials! So sorry…but I will look forward to visiting again! : )

  11. I can’t believe how simple this sounds, Anne! I want to just run to your home instead of Baskin Robins! This is outstanding!! :) Have a great holiday, Anne!! xoxo

    • Thanks Cassie….and you can run on over and this will be in the fridge waiting for you. But I won’t be here since I’ll be running to your house for a few of those cute mushroom cookies and to snatch a peek at the fabulous cookbook you are giving away!!! : )

  12. You make desserts like this sound so easy to make and your picture shows how utterly delicious they are! I’m definitely going to have to make this! Hope you’re having a great Memorial Day weekend!

    • Thanks MJ! And I am looking forward to trying your tomatillo salsa! Your photography is always so stunning! : )

  13. Oh how this makes me wish you were my next door neighbor! That looks absolutely heavenly Anne! I hope you have a fabulous holiday with your family.

    • Oh Jen…how I wish we were neighbors too!!!! But you may want to rethink that since I would probably be borrowing your stuff all the time and begging you to photograph my food!!! Your Memorial Day post….beautifully written….and I’m grateful. : )

  14. This looks incredible – I can imagine just how perfect it would taste on a summer or winter day ;)

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Thanks Uru! And I loved reading your recent restaurant review. But your mom’s chow mein really takes the cake for me! : )

  15. This is such a beautiful dessert, Anne! It looks absolutely delicious and light as air… perfect for enjoying as an after dinner treat. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Fantastic!!! looks so great

  17. Wow Anne! That’s one stunningly scrumptious dessert! This would take only minutes to get over at my house. :)

    • Thanks Anuradha! And I love your coffee hazelnut muffins….such a perfect way to start the week off right! : )

  18. omg im drooling as i type!!


  19. How perfect is this and how many would I have to make to satisfy my family!!

    • Thanks Sandra! I will trade you a terrine for a blueberry white chocolate pound cake! Sounds fair??? : )

  20. yummmmm! this is soooo needed right now in this hot and humid weather of chicago! lol

    • Yay! Welcome back and congratulations on your beautiful son! And I love your ‘crying baby’ cake! So very clever and creative! : )

  21. Yes. I’d eat that.
    And by ‘eat that’ I mean eat all of it.
    The entire pan.
    And the sauce.

    • Counting the syllables here to see if this is another one of your wonderful Haiku’s! ;-}
      Thanks Jeanne! And I loved your guest post at The Kitchen Magpie! Your apricot and marmalade fried pies look amazing! : )

  22. Frozen desserts are my favorite. This dessert is such a winner!!

  23. Uh što ovo dobro izgleda..

    Sad sam ogladnila gledajući slike :)

    I ne znam da li sam morala pisati na engleskom ili hrvatskom, hm …

  24. This is such a beautiful dessert, Anne! The chocolate and the raspberry coulis! Perfection!

    • Thanks Stephanie! And a perfect recipe for the summer? Your buttermilk dill pasta salad! It looks awesome!!! : )

  25. Anne, this terrine is simply gorgeous. Light, moist, airy, delicate… words cannot describe the splendour ;-). I can only imagine how good it must taste… (I wish I didn’t have to imagine – haha!). Your raspberry coulis is the perfect complement. What a delightful dessert.

    • Thanks Kelly! And I really love your garlic chicken with lemon and olives. Such a beautiful recipe….love those flavors together….and such a comforting presentation in your cast iron pan! : )

  26. THIS is a dessert I can totally get excited about. And chambord?!?! Ahhh, my goodness. I’m in chocolate haven looking at your photos.

    • Thanks Alana! And I can totally get excited about your mango cheesecake with ginger and chocolate! What a beautiful work of art and some amazing photography! : )

  27. Anne.. This looks absolutely amazing! Are you don’t want to live in the Midwest so you could share your wonderful sweets??

    • Thanks Kris! And yes….I want to live in the Midwest so that I can raise chickens, be YOUR neighbor and YOU can share your fabulous oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with ME! ;- }

  28. You must be leading us on. That’s too beautiful to be quick and easy. :)

  29. I am always in the mood for a cool creamy treat. Or any treat to be honest. :) This looks yummy. I swear I have seen Terrine popping up all over the place lately. Yours looks fabulous! Love the coulis as well.

  30. Gosh…this looks something I will totally love too. Hope this will reach top 1 on foodbuzz!

    • Thanks Angie! And I am always in awe of your beautiful bread baking….that dark rye with oats and longans looks just amazing! : )

  31. Oh dear is this what they serve in heaven? Looks mainly good!

  32. Such a beautiful dessert! Thank you for sharing it!

    • Thank you Jen! And thanks for sharing your passion fruit sorbet. I’ll bet it tastes as magnificent as it looks! : )

  33. I want this for my birthday! No, no, no, I want this TONIGHT! :D

  34. That is beautiful, and it looks very easy to make. Perfect summer dessert!

  35. Wow. There are no words to describe how much I want to try to make this (if not, how much I want to EAT this!) This looks perfect!

    • Thanks so much! I tried to leave a note on your blog about how scrumptious your broccoli and cheddar quiche looks….but unfortunately, because I have a self hosted wordpress blog, it doesn’t accept my credentials! : (

  36. Oh my! this sounds decadently delicious!

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