this some sort of joke? chocolate baby formula
April 26, 2010, 8:16 pm
Filed under: dessert, food issues, recipe | Tags: , , ,

Check out this latest food invention–and it’s not a joke apparently–chocolate flavored baby formula? It must be joke, right?

Reputable food politics person describes the scene here.

Well not a great segue but speaking of chocolate–here’s my latest go to recipe for chocolate sauce for ice cream. It’s really good! I tried the Smitten Kitchen/ David Lebovitz/ Silver Palate version but found it was a tad complicated–corn syrup, etc. This one is quick easy and just plain good!

Ready for the recipe?
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup whipping cream (I have also used regular 1 or 2% milk
1 tsp vanilla

Yep it’s that easy.
In a small saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate chips and whipping cream, stirring constantly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in vanilla.
Serve over dessert or ice cream.
Makes about 1 1/4 cups. You can store the rest in the fridge and reheat it next time.

The other kind of chocolate sauce I sometimes make is a homemade version of Magic Shell–you know like a chocolate dip for a soft serve ice cream? It’s good! The stuff you buy at the store has a lot of crazy hard to pronounce ingredients. This one is better.

1 cup coconut oil
about 1-2 cups semi-sweet, bittersweet, or dark chocolate chips or chunks

1. Melt the coconut oil over very low heat in a small saucepan.
2. A little at a time, whisk in the chocolate chips, until the mixture resembles very thin, chocolate syrup (those of you who’ve had Magic Shell know exactly what this looks like). We needed about 1 1/2 cups.

As for the appropriate ICE CREAM, we choose Turkey Hill Philadelphia style. It’s in the black container. It’s got only those essential natural ingredients nothing weird. And it tastes good! We’re boycotting Breyer’s ever since doode’s mom told us how they started the insidious downsize container at same price thing that all the other companies immediately picked up on. Shame on you!!


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