I can’t eat much ice cream these days. Sure I’ll have a cup of this or that but those weird, multi-colored popsicles I can’t do and most of the tasty treets in my grocer’s freezer are pretty much garbage. But how can I meld my love of tasty treets with good old healthy ice-cream unadulterated with day-glo colorants and propellants? By making my own Drumsticks!
What does it take? Nothing except being cool and having fun! For example, here are the basic ingredients:
Ice cream cones
Ice cream in your favorite flavors
2 bottles Smucker’s Magic Shell / Hershey’s Shell / Ice Magic or make your own! (recipe follows) – covers 6-9 cones
Homemade Magic Shell? Bestill my heart!
Homemade Magic Shell
2 cup (300 g) chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate
1 cup (200 g) of refined coconut oil
pinch of salt
Combine the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and nuke until almost, but not completely liquid. Stir to finish the melting.
For easiest use, pour melted mixture into a squeeze bottle. The mixture does not need to be refrigerated for storage. It will be liquid at room temperature in the warm summer months, and will be hard during the winter.
To reheat the Magic Shell, heat in the microwave (~ 40 seconds twice at 80% power), or sit the closed container in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes.
The rest of the instructions are fairly simple – put ice cream in cone, etc. – but don’t forget to add the little dollop of secret magic shell at the tip of the cone. This ensures that the ice cream doesn’t drip all over you.