Saturday, August 23, 2014

#IceCreamWeek Pina Colada Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Magic Shell

Welcome to Day 6, the final day of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you all threw out the scales this week. Better not to look!

Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake BossAnolonMicroplaneWÜSTHOFPage Street Publishing andQuarry SpoonKim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!

Here’s what is up for grabs (and it's the LAST DAY TO ENTER!), One Winner Takes All:

Ice Cream Week has been a TON of fun! I love that I discovered how EASY sweet cream ice cream is to make (seriously... cream and sugar, that's IT) and I love how delicious it comes out!

Big huge enormous thanks to Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen for organizing this event and staying up late and fixing errors and all the extra stuff that goes into an event like this. As always, this event has been super fun, taught me tons of stuff about Ice Cream, and gained all us bloggers all a few likes in the process ;) wins all around! PLEASE check out the rest of the bloggers involved, and give some extra love to Susan and Kim :)

Now. Onto the recipe. This recipe is deceptive. It's NAMED after a cocktail, but, unlike two other recipes I posted this week, it's not actually alcoholic. AND it's delicious. Score.

Again, sweet cream base, with some awesome flavors, topped with a HOMEMADE candy shell. Sounds complicated, but it totally isn't. Candy shells are super duper easy. As are sweet cream bases. Basically, you're going to use this recipe to impress all your friends and only you and I will know how incredibly simple it is. Ready? Let's go!

WAIT. First! Be sure to visit all of today's Ice Cream Week Participants:

Pina Colada Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Magic Shell
For the ice cream

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 2 slices of pineapple, 1/2" thick, pureed or cut into tiny cubes, any juice from cutting reserved
  • optional: handful of toasted coconut

For the Magic Shell

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbs coconut oil

-For the ice cream: stir all ingredients together in a large bowl and chill until cold (2 hours or overnight, depending on the temperature it starts at).

-Process in an ice cream maker until the consistency of a thick milkshake. Pour into freezable container and place in freezer until firm, preferably overnight.

-For the magic shell: in the microwave or double boiler, melt dark chocolate (microwave in 30 second increments and stir well). Add coconut oil, and stir until combined and shiny. Store in airtight jar at room temperature. Drizzle over ice cream when ready to eat.

We would like to thank you all our readers for joining in the indulgence this week. Ice cream is always best eaten with friends. Kim and Susan would like to thank all the participants and sponsors for joining in the fun. It's take a village to make this much ice cream! See you all next year for Ice Cream Week 2015. Be sure to stay tuned for news about Cookie Week in November and Christmas Week in December. Susan and Kim are always up for fun and food. Chow!

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  1. Ashley,
    This looks like a delicious combination. Thanks for learnin' me the new skill of making my own magic shell! I love breaking through to the creamy ice cream below.

  2. Yay for magic shell! I love the crunch you get from it when you bite in to some creamy ice cream.

  3. This looks dangerous, and I love that. I love the ice cream and the shell. Perfect combination. Thanks so much for joining us and having to pull out the stretchy pants. That's taking one for the team.

    Hope you'll join us again.

  4. That magic shell is so cool and so easy!! Love it!!