I‘m starting a new series on my blog called, cooking with kids. I have a lot of families that read my blog, therefore a lot of kids. Some of my readers are actually kids, believe it or not. Moms come up to me and tell me their children look at my blog, and then come up to them with dinner and dessert requests. I love that! Zoe and I decided that it would be fun to have a kid’s series of posts for this blog, recipes that Zoe loves to make with her friends and by herself. We want to inspire kids to get in the kitchen and cook more. All the recipes are things that any child over a certain age (with adult supervision) can handle. We hope you enjoy this new series.
Here’s a super simple, 2 ingredient (yes only 2 ingredients are required) classic summer dessert idea. Remember the chocolate magic shell that you would buy and squeeze over your ice cream, and it would instantly harden? Remember how fascinating that was? Well, I have figured out how to make a homemade version that is a bit healthier than the squeeze bottle variety. All you need is dark chocolate, coconut oil, oh, and some ice cream to slather it over.
dark chocolate magic shell:
serves 6-8 scoops
- 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
- 7oz bittersweet chocolate chips
- your favorite ice cream
- optional – toppings and cones
Below are some of the ingredients that you will need to make a killer ice cream treat. You’ve got your ice cream of course, some cones, sprinkles and the two main ingredients for this recipe; virgin coconut oil and bittersweet chocolate chips.
Now that you have all the ingredients, go grab your kids and lets get started.
Take the ice cream cone and tip it to its side over the pan. Take a large spoon or small ladle and dip it in the chocolate. Pour the chocolate over the ice cream and keep turning the ice cream cone until you have covered the whole scoop of ice cream.
That is the magical part!
Dip the cone into the sprinkles before the chocolate fully hardens.
Take your spoon and pour the chocolate sauce over the ice cream.
If you have extra sauce, (and you will if your just serving up the family) just put the leftover sauce into a microwaveable small container with a lid, and refrigerate till needed. All you have to do is microwave it briefly till it melts, (stirring between intervals) and then you can recreate the magic again!
My kids start school on the 22nd, so I’m going to take a small blogging vacation, so I can be present with the family and enjoy our last week of summer.