Remember the dipped soft-serve ice cream you used to love? Or maybe you still love it. That gorgeous coating of chocolate that magically hardened as soon as it hit the ice cream? It may be magic but it couldn’t be any easier. Just 2, yes 2 ingredients are all you need for this chocolate magic shell.
So what are those 2 magical ingredients? Coconut oil and chocolate. Just melt them together in a pot on the stove top or in a microwave-safe bowl. Let it cool down a little and it’s ready to go. Pour it over ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet. Dip your favorite ice or fruit pop (coconut is my personal favorite). Freeze bananas and dip.
This magic shell can be used on non-frozen items also but it will take longer to harden. For best results put non-frozen items in the fridge or freezer for 15 to 20 minutes first to get them cold.
Which chocolate to use?
I am a bittersweet girl but semi-sweet and milk chocolate work and even white chocolate. Any form of chocolate works for this recipe-bars chunks, or chips. Chips are the easiest because you won’t have to do any chopping and for me that means less dishes to wash!
Mix it up with a little flavor in this chocolate magic shell. Add any one of these to the chocolate and coconut oil before heating.
- 1/2 tsp of mint oil or extract
- 1/2 tsp orange extract
- Spice it up a little with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon or a couple of pinches of cayenne pepper.
- My favorite addition is 1/4 tsp espresso powder.
- To white chocolate, add a couple of drops of natural food coloring (Color Kitchen Foods has plant-based colors) and your favorite flavoring for a fun colorful topping.