Ice cream topping of homemade “Magic Shell” is so quick and easy to make with only two ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!
“Magic Shell” for ice cream was a rare junk food that my mother bought for us when we were growing up, maybe once or twice, as an extra treat on our ice cream.
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Now that it’s going to be almost 100º (38ºC) again today, I’m thinking ice cream (what happened to last week’s “soup weather?”) I came across the recipe for homemade self hardening chocolate sauce on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and decided I wanted to try it, and this is probably my last chance with such a hot day. Well, it works perfectly!
Another two ingredient recipe for a hot day: affogato al caffé.
I tried to find the original recipe to give credit where credit is due, and this is the best I could find: it looks like it’s from Thomas Keller chocolate shell ice cream topping.
Here’s another lovely ice cream topping made with fruit! Peach sauce served over waffles is also great on ice cream.
Can I Make this in Advance?
My advice is to make only what you will use right away, as the leftover became hard and when reheated, it wasn’t the same as when first made.
Homemade Hardening Chocolate Ice Cream Topping
original source unknown makes 8 servings
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
- bittersweet chocolate pieces
- virgin coconut oil
Heat the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of hot (not boiling) water until melted.
Add the coconut oil and stir until dissolved, about one minute.
Spoon the ice cream topping over ice cream in serving bowls.
This homemade magic shell chocolate topping will harden after a few seconds once poured on the ice cream.
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- 1 cup or 7 oz bittersweet chocolate pieces (or your choice of good quality chocolate
- 2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
- Heat the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of hot (not boiling) water until melted.
- Add the coconut oil and stir until dissolved, about one minute.
- Spoon over ice cream in serving bowls. Chocolate will harden after a few seconds.
Keep at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is only estimated.
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