Make Your Own Ice Cream Topping At Home And Dress Up Your Desserts

Make Your Own Ice Cream Topping At Home And Dress Up Your Desserts

That chocolate syrup that hardens as soon as it comes in contact with the cold ice cream in a bowl is tasty, but it’s made with a world of stabilisers and other chemicals with long names. Plus, it can get pricey for the amount you get. Surprisingly, it’s super easy to make at home, with ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. All you need is chocolate and coconut oil.

The best part of this trick is that you can use whatever chocolate you like. If you prefer the rich creaminess of milk chocolate, you can use that, but if you like the bitter, full body of high-percentage cacao, you can use that too. The recipe calls for 200g of roughly chopped chocolate and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Combine the two and heat slowly in a double-boiler or microwave in short bursts, stirring in between, and you’re all set. You’ll need to microwave it before use (since it doesn’t have the stabilisers to keep it liquid in the fridge), but that’s a pretty small price to pay for a delicious dessert treat.

It’s easy to make, and keeps in the fridge in an airtight container. What do you think? Worth a shot at home, or will you spring for the store-bought stuff? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Awesome! I’m always looking for ways to avoid buying overly processed stuff and make things from scratch at home with less ingredients instead. Plus I always thought that ice magic stuff tasted a bit weird, this way I can use chocolate I really like, yum!!

  • Be aware that this does carry through the coconut flavour of the oil. So, if you don’t like coconut, or if you were going for the true ‘Ice Magic’ favour, don’t use coconut oil. You can use any type of mild-flavoured oil instead (e.g. canola or vegetable oil).

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