Tuesday, August 21, 2012
chocolate magic shell ice cream topping
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Yesterday I made home-made vanilla ice cream, today is home-made chocolate topping, magic shell at that. So far it's turning out to be a great week!
For all those that are not familiar with magic shell, it's a weird ice cream topping that hardens on contact because of the cold. Really, what is it?
This recipe comes from the blog, Alphamom. The blog's author, Cindy, says that July is National Ice Cream Month, declared in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. And every third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day. Makes you wonder about our politicians and the time on their hands, eh?
The recipe is simple enough, only two ingredients. And no, wax is not one of them. Coconut oil and semi-sweet chocolate morsels. If you love coconut you will love this recipe! Cindy, the blog's author, says her husband thinks the home-made magic shell tastes 'just like Dairy Queen' and their dipped cones. But I don't remember DQ's tasting so coconut-ty.
Overall, I would make it again for special occasions, as a special treat. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. But when used sparingly, after being mixed with chocolate, and finally drizzled over your ice cream, coconut oil is absolutely delightful! Enjoy!
The red pin award for another great home-made alternative to store-bought!
Wouldn't this recipe be utterly delicious using Nestle's Dark Chocolate Morsels? Oh yes!