# OFF TOPIC… but not completely… ICE CREAM TOPPINGS!
Apparently, there’s this stuff called “Magic Shell” which you heat up and squirt on ice cream, and like magic, it hardens in to a crunchy, chocolaty solid. Yeah… real magic right there. Pure… But the internet was invented to spoil this magic, because here’s how you make a concoction that does pretty much the same thing.
160g sweetened chocolate (chips, bar, etc, go cRaZy!)
100g liquefied coconut oil.
Directions: Combine, warm, and mix until a homogeneous, chocolate consistency is achieved. Pour over ice cream while still warm.
Here’s where we drop the science… The semi-sane part of the internet says to warm this mixture in a microwave. The hippies and conspiracy theorists say it ruins the raw coconut oil and gives you all of the diseases of modern man and some nonsense about tinfoil hats.
Best way to do this is to put your container in a shallow bowl of hot water (or probably a bowl of water in the microwave) and heat it like that. A “double boiler”
But here’s the REAL TRUTH about heating coconut oil in the microwave.. IT JUST DOESN’T WORK! Why? Because it’s mostly non-polar molecules. Microwaves don’t couple and don’t wiggle the oil molecules. They just pass right through, just like your plastic and glass containers. This is the same reason you can’t melt pure paraffin in your microwave. Water = polar molecule. Water gets hot in the microwave. The chocolate isn’t even very good at melting, but it’s better than the coconut oil, and if you mix them together and very carefully microwave them for maybe 30 seconds or less, it just might work. Again, double boiler is in theory the best. I just microwaved it, and it worked barely good enough at a single dose of 30 seconds.
3 months ago