This week the family experimented with cleaned up versions of Magic Shell recipes, so I am sure my mom-of-the-week prize is coming soon, because the little people were very happy with me and the results. This one was a definite winner for hitting the mark (looked, tasted and acted just like Magic Shell), being easy to make and pretty darn cheap. I like that it made plenty for the four of us to have a lot on our homemade ice cream with a little leftover, but not so much that it will sit around for sixth months like the bottle of Magic Shell usually does.
So here’s what we are replacing: Hershey’s Shell. The ingredients are: sugar, palm oil, coconut oil, cocoa, soy lecithin, artificial flavors, salt. I took a photo of the ingredients, but I should really make sure I get a focused photo when I’m doing my grocery store detective work. So you’ll just have to trust me that these are the ingredients!
And here is what we are replacing it with: coconut oil, cocoa, honey, vanilla and sea salt gently warmed together in a saucepan and then drizzled over said cold item for the “magic” hardening to happen. This recipe comes from The Coconut Mama, a great blog dedicated to real food, natural living and coconut love.
The kids enjoyed their Magic Shell poured over the top of their ice cream – the classic style, if you will. The grown-ups enjoyed mixing it in to create a chocolate swirl in our ice cream. It was DEE-licious!
If you are looking for a non-dairy clean ice cream recipe… be sure to check out my post on Clean Treats, linked here. We used banana for the fruit in the recipe which paired beautifully with the magic shell.
We are cleaning up kids processed food, one recipe at a time!