When I was in college, every now and then the people who ran our tiny little cafeteria would surprise us by putting a couple bottles of Magic Shell next to the sporadically working soft serve ice cream machine. Nothing works a few hundred undergrads into a feeding frenzy like a bottle of Magic Shell.(Seriously, we're talking about chairs being knocked over, people falling down, tearing of hair, rending of garments...)
Frankly, I LOVE Magic Shell. Magic Shell is DELICIOUS.
But Magic Shell is also expensive, costing more than $2 for a bottle of sauce. Also, there are a lot of mystery ingredients in Magic Shell and I'm trying to avoid consuming mystery ingredients. Boo on both accounts.
One day I was having a bowl of Diesel's famous homemade ice cream (yeah, he makes ice cream too, I totally scored by marrying him) and thought "this needs Magic Shell." Alas there was none to be found. So I started tinkering with ingredients until I found just the right combination. And then I thought my life was complete--until I realized I needed to figure out how to make peanut butter Magic Shell... THEN my life was complete.
So today I am going to share this little nugget of wisdom with you. And it is SO easy.
Get a small glass bowl. I like to use my little Pyrex prep dishes.
Add a handful of chocolate chips. Then add about 1/2 Tb of coconut oil and microwave for 20 seconds at a time. (Because it is hot here, I keep my coconut oil in the fridge during the summer/fall, so it is really hard and I have to just shave bits off. Hence my rough guesstimate of the amount of coconut oil in the Magic Shell)
Then scoop/pour onto the ice cream and voila! In a matter of minutes you will have a nice hardened chocolate shell!
For peanut butter Magic Shell, substitute peanut butter for the coconut oil. Peanut butter Magic Shell is actually my favorite.
Now enjoy your complete life!!!