Choc ice
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Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsIce cream (typically vanilla flavour)

A choc ice is the British English term for a generic frozen dessert generally consisting of a rectangular block of ice cream—typically vanilla flavour—which is thinly coated with chocolate. In many countries, there are numerous versions of this dessert which are produced under many different brand names.

A notable American brand is Klondike,[1][2] which was introduced in the United States in 1922 and was named after the Klondike River in Alaska and Canada.[3]

The term 'choc ice' has also become a racial slur used to describe any person whom is figuratively 'black on the outside, white on the inside'.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Klondike". 17 January 2021. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Klondike introduces the best ice cream bar ever conceived!". 14 April 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  3. ^ Butko, Brian. Klondikes, Chipped Ham, & Skyscraper Cones: The Story of Isaly’s. Stackpole Books (July 2001). ISBN 0-8117-2844-7
  4. ^ "Rio Ferdinand claims 'choc ice' term is common slang, not racist". The Guardian. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Detective faces racism allegations after reportedly describing a BAME colleague as a "choc ice"". Yorkshire Post. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2020.