You know Magic Shell, that wonderful chocolate syrup that hardens when it comes in contact with ice cream? You can make your own at home! And despite what you may have thought, there’s no paraffin involved at all. The secret is refined coconut oil, which is liquid at room temperature, but hardens in the refrigerator. The complete instructions are at Serious Eats.
They also have suggestions for ways to use your homemade Magic Shell, to make homemade versions of Klondike Bars, King Cones, and more. It would also be good for dipping frozen bananas and other fruits. -via Metafilter
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