Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Homemade Hard Shell Chocolate Coating for Ice Cream

How happy I was to discover the recipe for Homemade Hard Shell Chocolate Coating for Ice Cream on Pinterest.  As Easter fast approaches, I thought it would be nice to have something different for dessert.  My party cake was already served for my son's arrival home, so I wanted to look for a dessert to conclude the Easter meal that was some thing other than the traditional coffee cake, torte, pie, etc.

That is when I thought about the lovely warm weather we have been having and how the cold winter has kept me away from consuming ice cream (my most favorite dessert). (Of course, so does the calories, but I won't mention that.)    Ice cream would make a wonderful end to the Easter meal and eating it won't cause us to freeze anymore than we already did during our frigid winter temperatures.

However, ice cream by itself didn't seem to be quite enough.  I could serve an ice cream sundae.  Oh but no, it is not impressive enough.  Not enough fuss for the holiday.  There is no option to "decorate" an ice cream sundae.  Why not serve up some Homemade Hard Shell Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Balls.  After the chocolate coating has hardened around the ball of ice cream, one can decorate the coated ball with colorful frosting just enough to give it pizazz. Yep, such an experiment, of course, needs a trial run, doesn't it? 

Here is the finished ball served in a martini glass to dress it up a bit.   This will be immensely favored by many.   If you are interested in this scrumptious chocolate coating, please visit:  Homemade Hard Shell Chocolate Coating for Ice Cream for the recipe.