If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you know that I like to make a lot of what we eat. Sometimes, I just like to do it for the sake of trying and learning something new. Other times, it’s because there is the added benefit of knowing what goes into our food, and therefore our bodies. Taking on the task of homemade meals and goodies sometimes means that things don’t taste or look the same as the store bought version. This was something my children had to learn. After explaining to them that companies have big machines that process the food, it became a bit easier to sell them on my homemade versions. What they’ve learned in helping and watching me work in the kitchen is that although what we make may not look like the grocery store version, often times it tastes far better.
Homemade Magic Shell is just one of those things. Not wanting my own children to miss out on the fun of this magical ice cream treat I set about making a version of our own. After reading the lengthy (and honestly a bit scary) list of ingredients on the store bought, bottled version it’s hard to believe how very easy this is to make. Two ingredients. That’s all it takes, and your kids will think you are a rock star.
There are two versions, depending on what you have in your pantry. One uses coconut oil, the other just old plain butter.
- Coconut Version
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Butter version
- 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Place coconut oil/butter in a small bowl along with chocolate chips. Place in microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Be careful as the bowl will get quite hot. Repeat until both are entirely melted, creating a semi-thick sauce. Allow to cool to room temperature. Do not place in the refrigerator...it will harden! Spoon over ice cream and watch as the sauce magically turns into a hardened shell. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
from Deliciously Organic
Have a great weekend!