Monday, December 10, 2012
Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping
One item we have taken to making every year to either sell at our stop-and-shop or to give away as gifts is Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping. It is super easy to make so the kids can get involved. It involves two ingredients.....
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips. (I use milk free chips from Trader Joes that sells for $2 per 16 oz bag.)
1/2 cup coconut oil. (This year I purchased a 16 oz jar that sold for $6 at Trader Joes.)
You take these two items and melt them down.. in the microwave or on the stove. And then you put them in pretty jars. This year I went to Ace Hardware to purchase the ole' standby.. Ball Canning Jars. (They sell them year round there and cost around $1 per jar in packs of 12.)
I figured out the economics and it is approximately $3 per 8 oz jar to make. You can add a pretty ribbon, a fancier jar if you wish. Attach a little tag that tells how to store and use. "Store in fridge, melt in microwave, pour on ice cream and watch it harden."
You really MUST use coconut oil. It is everywhere now days. Otherwise you will have a gooey sauce that may be tasty if you use a good oil but it won't harden.
This is a wonderful little present you can give to others, or enjoy yourselves and is so easy to get almost any child involved in making.