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How to Make a Dip Coating for Ice Cream

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Ice cream with a dip coating is one of the snacks you would hardly pass by without thinking of grabbing one. It also goes by the name “magic shell” due to the magical hardening on the top of an ice cream surface. The beauty of dip-coated ice cream is that you can make it in different flavors, including but definitely not limited to, chocolate, caramel, and chocolate fudge. 

The texture adds to the creamy ice cream, giving an added bonus to the experience. You will long to have the crunch over the creamy texture from time to time. 

Dip coating for ice cream is easy to make; you require only a few ingredients. And you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment either, you can also make it solely in the microwave. In this article, Embassy Chocolate will teach you how to make your own dip coating for ice cream!


How to make chocolate dip coating for ice cream

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While you can easily grab the magic shell from a store, you may want to make it yourself from home for various reasons. Doing it yourself always gives you room to modify the procedure for more creative results.  What is more, you can make it for long-term use, up to six months. What more could hold you from learning this great recipe! 



You only need two ingredients: 



  1. Mix the chocolate with coconut oil in a ratio of 4:1. Place the mixture in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. 
  2. Get the mixture out of the microwave and give it a good stir. 
  3. Place the bowl back into the microwave to heat for additional 30 seconds. Stir it again until the mixture is smooth. 
  4. In case the mixture is not perfectly smooth, heat it in the microwave for another 15 seconds until the mixture is free-flowing smooth.
  5. Once smooth, allow the mixture to cool for about five minutes.
  6. Your mixture is ready. You may now spoon it on an ice cream scoop. It will harden into the magic shell.
  7. To store the remaining ice cream dip, place it in a glass jar. There is no need to refrigerate the ice cream dipping. The ingredients used are shelf-stable. When you want to use the dip again, microwave it before spooning it onto the surface of your ice cream. The stored dip can last up to six months. 


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The key ingredient in the mixture is coconut oil. The lower melting point of coconut enables it to solidify fast once it is in contact with the ice cream surface. 

You may add more ingredients to enhance the flavor of your dip. However, you should ensure that the ratio of the ingredients of the dip remains good enough to maintain texture and time for effectiveness. 

Read more: What Is the Best Chocolate to Cream Ratio for Making a Ganache?

With the simple recipe, you have your quality dip. For quality chocolate, take a look at our array of couverture chocolate products, and don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

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