I surprised my family this past weekend with some magic! Yep, I never thought you could make this hard shell at home, but you can. This homemade Milk Chocolate Magic Shell is truly amazing! Quick and easy to make — it only takes two ingredients and you won’t believe your eyes as it instantly hardens over favorite ice cream!
Yep, I have loved any kind of hardened chocolate covering my cool ice cream ever since I was a kid. Loved the “dipped” cones from our local ice cream parlor when I was growing up — it was such a special treat to find the bottled Magic Shell on my grocers shelves as I got older. For a while it seemed it was not around. But now I can solve that problem, by becoming a magician I can make it myself! And when I told my son about my newest discovery, we was skeptical until I scooped him up some ice cream and poured the Milk Chocolate Magic Shell on top and right before his eyes –poof–it was hard. He is a believer now!
And an even bigger surprise, and just like magic — I began to work-out again. Since injuring my back last year, I have not really done much in the form of exercising, except for my stretching and strengthening routine. I took full advantage of our beautiful weekend weather – here it was around 72 degrees. I went for two long walks in the early mornings. Did not even need a sweatshirt! The sun gently shined on the rim of my cap as the birds sang happily. Getting out in the fresh air really made me feel good. I also used some light weights to strengthen my arms and did over 100 sit-ups each day. You see at the beginning of this year, it was my promise to take better care of myself, find more time to do the things I love, and really enjoy life. So, now that February is almost over, I am so happy to have begun this journey!
Homemade Milk Chocolate Magic Shell
(recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven)
2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips
4 tablespoons coconut oil
Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and stir to combine. Place in microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir and continue heating at 30 second intervals and stirring until chocolate is melted. Be sure not to burn, as milk chocolate tends to do this quite quickly.
Cool slightly before pouring over your favorite ice cream, or store in a glass container with a lid (note, you do not need to refrigerate). To use again, remove lid and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until reaches a smooth consistency. Spoon over your ice cream and enjoy!
No need to pull a bunny out of your hat, just get your two ingredients ready to make this fun and fantastic homemade Milk Chocolate Magic Shell. Enjoy!