Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ice Cream Bon Bons - Simple Saturday

Hi, My name is Cathy and I'm a Chocoholic.
As if Ice Cream needed any help, this weekend I dipped Ice Cream balls into the classic home-made Chocolate Shell just to make them kinda ...fancy. Making this crisp, light chocolate covering is so darn easy, how could I resist? Remember the bottled Magic Shell, the chocolate syrup that turns into a candy coating with a snap when it hits anything cold (like ice cream)? That's the way this recipe works, but without any wax or paraffin or secret ingredients, in fact it takes just 2 things: Chocolate and Coconut Oil.
A friend of mine told me about this combo and she used 2 parts chocolate to 1 part coconut oil and it worked great.

1) First thing to do: Scoop your favorite ice cream into small bon-bon size balls and place them on a parchment covered baking pan, then back into the freezer to hold while you melt the chocolate and coconut oil.

2) In a double boiler (or saucepan over another saucepan of simmering water) melt 2 cups of Chopped pieces of good quality chocolate with 1 cup of Coconut oil. Stir together well and remove from heat to cool down. (Don't worry, it remains in a light liquid form at room temperature.)

3) Once it has cooled down a bit: drizzle over ice cream, or dip ice cream balls into the syrup to make Bon Bons.

As you dip the ice cream balls into the coating, replace them on the parchment paper and watch the "magic" as they immediately turn into thin chocolate covered fancy bon-bons. Return the pan to the freezer and keep until ready to serve to your admiring guests. Optionally, you can double-dip for a firmer and more evenly coated presentation.
Ice Cream Bon Bons with a light crisp chocolate shell. Out of the freezer and into my mouth!

Putting the Chocolate Shell liquid into a squeeze bottle creates an easy way to keep it, and to drizzle it on a bowl of ice cream later. Let me know if you try this. Do you know any other home-made recipes for store bought goodies?


Simply Life said...

oh those look amazing!

gigabiting said...

Magic shell- haven't thought of that in ages. Does your version freeze on contact like M.S.? I am wondering if you could dip cones in it.
Yours do look awful pretty!

Sally said...

Greetings from Ireland! These look delicious, and pretty easy too, so a definite keeper!

The Urban Baker said...

who can resist a bon bon? not me! great idea. these will go on the top of the to do list the next time I have a house full of kids ( which will probably be later today).

Erika Kerekes said...

I can't wait to try this - my kids will go nuts! Thanks Cathy!

showfoodchef said...

Simply Life: Thx for stopping by, glad you liked it.

Gigabiting: I know, right? I would think it would work dipping, too. Let me know if ya try it.

Crazy Daisy: Oh, I always wanted to see Ireland. Thank you for stopping by here!

The Urban Baker: I love that you'd give it a try. You always have fantastic ideas on your blog.

Erika: LOVE that you stopped by here and left word. I hope your boys like this!

Anonymous said...

Great idea, but is the flavor really coconuty?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What delicious little bonbons! A great idea!



sab le plaisir de gourmandise said...

simply marvelous

Couscous & Consciousness said...

These look gorgeous. I have some raspberry gelato in my freezer that is just crying out for a chocolate coating - thanks for the inspiration.