Fresh Take on Father’s Day: Chocolate Shell Sundae

Sometimes it’s been said that dads can have a hard exterior shell when the need to but with enough sweet talking, you can melt them to their core. Well, the same can be said about todays final and sweetest recipe for the dad in your life. Chocolate shell is that mysterious juxtaposition between amazingly creamy chocolate goodness, and fun to crack outer layer that separates you from your ice cream treat. Luckily for you, I’ve cracked the code on how to make the perfect exterior to your Father’s Day finale.

Thanks to my friends at Whole Foods for sponsoring this post and providing a much simpler and a bit more healthy twist on that squeeze bottle classic. You’ll find the recipe below but as you can see above, I took a few liberties to show dad I care even more. A fun way to change up the normal grilling day out menu is to set up an ice cream bar at the end. Fill a table with some favorite fruits, candies and ice cream flavors to let the family and friends group design their own dessert. Top with whipped cream and voila! You have a make-your-own marvel that will please for sure.

Ps. I’m giving away a whole “Fathers Day Picnic Made Simple” basket on my Instagramย worth over $100!

Homemade Chocolate Shell

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chips or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate and coconut oil and place over simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until smooth and melted, 4 to 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, stir in vanilla and spoon over servings of ice cream. Store in an airtight jar or bottle (a squeeze bottle works well) at room temperature for up to 1 week, or refrigerate for several months. If the sauce hardens (it will definitely harden in the refrigerator and may also in your cabinet), place the jar or bottle in a bowl of hot water until it liquefies again, 10 to 20 minutes.

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