Thursday, May 1, 2008

Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

I found this recipe off a post on my friend's blog. Here is the online source of the recipe

The following is copied right off of that website.

Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

  • 150 g finely chopped eating chocolate
  • 100 g of refined coconut oil*
  • pinch of salt
* I feel that using a touch of unrefined virgin coconut oil helps aid in the elusive “fake” flavor that store bought Magic Shell imparts. If you really want to go the nostalgia route, try out 80 g refined coconut oil + 20 g unrefined virgin coconut oil.

Combine the ingredients in a pyrex or glass bowl and melt in the microwave till almost, but not completely liquid. Stir to finish the melting outside of the microwave.

Pour melted mixture into a squeeze bottle or recycled pancake or maple syrup container. The mixture does not need to be refrigerated for storage. It will be liquid at room temperature in the warm summer months, and will be hard during the winter.

To reheat the Magic Shell to drizzle on your favorite frozen dessert, heat in the microwave (~ 40 seconds twice at 80% power), or sit the closed container in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes.

Different flavor ideas for homemade Magic Shell

I’m a sucker for variety, and this is a great recipe to play with. Simply toggling a flavor with different varieties of chocolate will yield nice variety.

  • Peppermint Patty: drops of mint flavoring with dark chocolate
  • Creme de Menthe: drops of mint flavoring with white chocolate and green coloring
  • Candy Bar: 70:30 mixture of refined:virgin coconut oil, drops of almond flavoring and milk chocolate
  • Silky Orange: drops of orange oil in dark chocolate
  • Creamsicle: drops of orange oil in white chocolate with orange coloring
  • Spring Lemon: drops of lemon oil in white chocolate with yellow coloring
  • Lime Me Up: drops of lime oil in white chocolate, and a sprinkle of salt on the shell as it hardens
  • Midnight Chocolate: dark chocolate with smoked salt

See how tantalizing this project gets? One thing is certain, stock up on ice cream now before you resort to eating this off of frozen spoons.