Homemade Chocolate “Shell” – It’s Magic

Chocolate "Shell"

Chocolate “Shell”

I used to love getting a chocolate dipped ice cream cone when I was a kid. The ice cream shop near my house had them. I watched as the soft serve was swirled onto the cone, then dipped into a vat of melted chocolate goodness. Like magic, the chocolate hardened, and made this lovely crisp shell. Then they came out with the squeeze bottles of the stuff. Just a drizzle onto your ice cream and the chocolate hardened like, well, magic. There are a lot of recipes out there, and I tried a few. All tasted fine, but some just worked better than others. I played around and found the mix that worked best for me. It is very easy to make- just three ingredients.

 

Homemade Chocolate Shell

1 c. chocolate chips- I used dark chocolate chips

3/4 c. coconut oil- I used the unrefined

1/2 c. powdered sugar

Heat all together until melted. I melted mine in a microwave for 1 minute, but you could also melt over a double boiler. Stir until smooth. Store at room temp. To use, drizzle over ice cream, wait about 10-20 seconds- and it will harden.