If you’re looking for an amazing Chocolate Shell that instantly freezes to your ice cream, after you dip it, then you’ve come to the right place. This Homemade Milk Chocolate recipe doesn’t just make an awesome candy shell it makes great chocolate that can be molded into any shape. So you’re getting a two in one recipe here because the same recipe makes both. Chocolate Shell for Ice Cream and Candy you can eat.
Candy Chocolate Shell
When I make this Chocolate Shell for my family, I often add crushed or ground nuts, like honey roasted peanuts. Candy Sprinkles are a good alternative as well. The Chocolate Candy Shell freezes in just a few seconds, after you apply it to the ice cream, so be sure to add the nuts or sprinkles immediately after you poor it on or it won’t stick.
This Chocolate Shell recipe is really just the Homemade Milk Chocolate recipe I posted before, only in it’s liquid form. It can easily be applied to a bowl of ice cream or used as a dip for ice cream cones. Just be sure to firmly press the ice cream in the cone before you dip it or you just might lose it in the chocolate. And if you have any left over, it can be refrigerated and melted back down for future use.
Chocolate Shell Ingredients:
3/4 cup Coconut Oil
1 cup Powdered Sugar
6 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
4 tbsp Powdered Milk
Follow the instructions in the video tutorials to make this Chocolate Shell recipe.
I recently shared a little discussion, about Frankfurters, in my “Brag & Bitch about Cooking food group.” One of my favorite members asked if anyone knew what kind of sausage or hot dog was in a Chicago Dog. As it turns out, they are Vienna’s or what are more commonly known as Frankfurters. So I thought it would be fun to put together a tutorial about making Frankfurter Vienna Sausage Hot Dogs at home or, at least, the way I like to make them anyway.
First you’ve got to decide how you want your Frankfurters cooked. Do want them grilled or baked in the oven? How about steamed or boiled in water? Or, my personal favorite, skewed and roasted over an open pit fire. Any and all of these are regularly excepted. And, as much as I hate to admit it, some folks like to nuke them in the Microwave(eh-hem, my wife). Now, what kind of bun are you going to use? In this video tutorial, I show you a real cool way, to make a hot dog bun, that I recently adopted my self. It’s the Dog Haus method and I like it because they’ve combined the idea of a grilled sandwich by buttering up and grilling soft and tender Dinner Rolls for buns. Have I got you curious yet? Now all you have to do is figure out what you want to top your dog with.
Toppings for Frankfurters
There isn’t, exactly, a rule book on Toppings for Frankfurters or any Vienna Hot dog, for that matter. There are, however, some Classics that you just don’t mess with, like a traditional Chili and Cheese Dog or, as I mentioned before, a Chicago Dog. But one thing is certain, once the dog is made, toppings are free rein. Onions, Peppers, tomatoes, avocado, Pickles and whatever Condiments you like to add, in addition to the recipe, are all examples of the possibilities. And believe me, they are endless. But one thing is clear, everyone and I do mean every one likes them different. How do you like your Frankfurters?
I always describe Dragon Fruit as, “The Cookies and Cream” fruit, though, it has the texture of a Kiwi, it looks just like ice cream when you split them open. They grow like flowers on Cacti plants in Mexico and are known as Pitaya or Pitahaya. They are also cultivated in Southeast Asia, the United States, Israel, Australia, Cyprus and the Canary Islands.
Where to find Dragon Fruit
I found Dragon Fruit at my local Oriental Market. I bought the last two they had and I paid $1.98 a pound. I think, between the two, they weighed about 1 1/2 pounds is all. So they really didn’t cost me that much. But people have told me that these can be ridiculously priced in standard grocery markets. I’ve heard upwards of even $8 dollars a piece; which is crazy but if you can find them at lower price, I highly recommend you try one. I like to squeeze lime juice over the top of mine. So if you find them, pic up a lime or two for a little extra seasoning because the Dragon fruit tastes like a mild Kiwi.
Other Recipes like Dragon Fruit
I’ve got a ton of Asian food recipes if you search the categories panel under Chinese or Japanese Food. I’ve also got a few fruits and vegetable videos listed here that you might be interested in, like my, How to cut a Pineapple, Japanese Cold Cucumber and my How to cook an Artichoke. Other than that, thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy this Dragon Fruit Video.