Cool off with a creamy treat that will leave you wanting more. These chocolate dipped popsicles are the perfect cold treat and so easy for anyone to make. Create your own chocolate shell that you can dip your favorite ice cream or popsicles into and then add a fun topping like sprinkles, coconut, nuts, or little candies. This can be a fun summer treat to make with your kids or your girlfriends.
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark chocolate, or white chocolate also work)
2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
toppings: sprinkles, flaked coconut, chopped nuts, candy pieces, etc.
*use store-bought popsicles, make your own, or simply soften ice cream and place into a popsicle mold the night before to create a chocolate covered ice cream pop! Ice cream will need to be placed into a freezer that freezes very firm in order for them to work as popsicles. A large deep freeze is recommended.
Melt chocolate and coconut oil together, either in a microwave or using a double boiler on the stove. If using a microwave, use medium power, and stir every 10-15 seconds. Once chocolate mixture is completely melted, place into a jar barely bigger than a popsicle, or in small, shallow dish a little bigger than a popsicle.
Spread a piece of parchment on the counter for placing after dipping popsicles, and have toppings chopped and ready to go.
Remove a popsicle from the freezer, and dip into the chocolate mixture. Spin the jar on it's side to ensure the chocolate coats the popsicle if using this method; or simply dip each side into chocolate if using a shallow container.
Remove and quickly tap off excess chocolate, then cover in toppings before chocolate hardens. Work quickly here! As soon as the chocolate looks matte, it means it's hardened and can be placed on parchment with no fear of sticking. Repeat with remaining popsicles. Drizzle popsicles with a little extra chocolate if desired.
Eat and enjoy!
Note: this idea isn't new...and is a homemade version inspired by the store-bought magic shell