Friday, July 1, 2011

July Is National Ice Cream Month!

When I was a kid, my parents used to pack all of kids up in our big green and white van and drive us to a real dairy to buy our milk. The thing I remember most about the dairy farm was, yes all the cows and the stinky smell, but every time we went, our parents would let us each buy a vanilla ice cream cone dipped in chocolate. This was quite a treat for our family. Having 10 kids in our family we didn't get the luxury of eating out or getting extra treats very often so this was a big deal to us kids! The other day I took my kids out for chocolate dipped ice cream cones. It took me right back to the memories I just shared with you. After that, I knew I needed to come up with a recipe to make that delicious self hardening chocolate bit of heaven, resting on a delicious bed of ice cream. Here is what I came up with. It is SO EASY! If you like Magic Shell you will love this!!!

Magic Shell Chocolate Topping

1/2 cup chocolate chips
4 TBLS UNSALTED butter (Other wise it is too salty)
1/2 tsp. Coconut extract

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter completely in the microwave.
Add the coconut extract and the chocolate chips. Mix until well combined and runny. You want the chocolate to be pretty runny.

If your chocolate is not melted enough, return the bowl to the microwave for an additional 10 second (or more). Do it slowly! If you heat it too fast, your chocolate will clump and be no good.

If your chocolate is too thick, add a little more butter. If it is too thin add a few additional chocolate chips.

Spoon over immediately over cold ice cream, waiting a couple of minutes for it to harden, and enjoy. Serves 4.