DIY Shell Topping 3 Ways
Magic shell doesn't have to be reserved for ice cream, you know. It will set up into its signature crispy shell on anything frozen—from marshmallows to banana slices. And, unlike the store-bought variety, our version is free from preservatives and tastes downright delicious. The method is simple: melt dark chocolate, white chocolate, or peanut butter with coconut oil, then dip in the treats of your choosing. We suggest making a giant sundae with the goodies, complete with vanilla ice cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate and caramel sauce. We bet pound cake would be tasty with magic shell, too.
6 Genius Ways to Use Chocolate Chips (Without Making Cookies)
The original chocolate morsels were literally chips off the old block: Chocolate used to be sold as a bar with its very own chopping device. It wasn't until the 1930s that manufacturers began making convenient precut morsels, perfect for melting, baking, or scarfing by the handful. Have half a bag sitting in your pantry right now? Pull them out and give these easy, surprising (no cookies in sight!) recipes a shot. Just remember: You can use bittersweet and semisweet interchangeably in recipes, but milk chocolate morsels will give you a sweeter, creamier result.
Gingersnap Baked Alaska Pie
This impressive twist on a traditional Baked Alaska is sure to satisfy all your holiday guests—the cookie lovers, the pie fanatics, and the ice cream die-hards, too. We’re suckers for coffee ice cream (and it pairs wonderfully with the warm spices in the gingersnaps), but feel free to use any flavor you please. In the summer, try a graham cracker crust and chocolate ice cream for a tasty take on s’mores. The key to success here is creating a stiff meringue, so be sure to pay attention to the indicators in the recipe. To test whether you’ve achieved stiff peaks, remove the whisk attachment from the mixer and hold it upright. The meringue should hold its peak and not droop down the sides.
The Cheesecake Factory Is Offering Half-Priced Slices on National Cheesecake Day
Yes, even the new Funfetti-inspired flavor!