Thursday, October 25, 2012

Homemade Magic Shell

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)


Mix between each microwaving until you have a good melted chocolate consistency with no lumps (photo is after first 20 seconds).




It should be a nice melty consistency!












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!!!

8 comments:

  1. Oh great! I was just saying on our thread how I wanted to LOSE weight.....

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  2. Do you mean substitute peanut butter for the choc chips? I'm assuming the coconut oil is the magic ingredient to make it harden? thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Oops! I guess that wasn't clear. No you substitute the peanut butter for the coconut oil. The oil in the PB makes the shell harden when it touches cold. Basically like a Reese's PB cup shell.

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  3. Ooooh,thank you, thank you clutteredmama! There goes my diet!

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    1. Ha ha!!! Maybe I should add "ruiner of diets" to my "about me" section!
      I actually invented this when I was doing The Best Life Diet, and in moderation, is probaby fine. Just like not every night and not half a pound of chocolate! ha ha! :)

      And I may or may not have some weight I need to lose too...

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  4. Ok. You're a genius. I LOVE Magic Shell and everyone always makes me feel bad about the cholesterol and strange ingredients in it. I already love you, but now I think I'm going to have to marry you!

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    1. Well, we'd have to pass some laws for that! ;) But believe me, the feeling is mutual!

      Enjoy your homemade Magic Shell & feel free to call me a genius ANY time! :)

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