Most Australians would be familiar with the chocolate sauce called ‘Ice Magic’, available in supermarkets. Thinking about it brings back a lot of fun childhood memories for me. It’s a sauce that quickly hardens into a crispy shell when poured onto a cold surface such as ice cream. A similar product would be Magic Shell.
It’s a super fun treat for kids parties! I’ve included a homemade recipe here, which is delicious and healthier than the store bought versions. This recipe uses coconut oil, an oil touted for its nutritional qualities (everything in moderation of course).
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 200g block of dark chocolate, broken into cubes
- Pinch salt, optional
- Pour the coconut oil into the thermomix jug. Heat at 50 degrees for 1 minute, speed 1. Add the chocolate pieces and stir at 50 degrees for 4-5 mins speed 1, or until all melted. Add a pinch of salt if desired.
- Pour the coconut oil into a small saucepan. Heat on very low for 1 minute, stirring occassionally. Add the chocolate pieces and stir for 4-5 mins until all melted. Add a pinch of salt if desired.
- Dark chocolate can be replaced with milk or white chocolate. Try adding flavouring such as mint, banana, caramel etc.
- Chocolate shell sauce should be stored in a jar or squeeze bottle, in the cupboard. In cold weather, the sauce may harden. To bring back the sauce to a liquid consistency, reheat in microwave.
This sauce would make an awesome homemade gift, especially in an ice cream decorating kit like I have put together below. I’ve packaged some Kit Kat wafers, Smarties and toasted almonds in plastic bottles from the Red Carousel shop. To complete the kit, I’ve added some Candy Cups, Wooden Ice cream Spoons, a gift tag and twine – all available from our online shop.
Yum, I know what we’re having for dessert tonight!