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DIY Chocolate Shell Coating

Coat your favorite ice cream cone in a crackly layer of chocolate with this simple recipe.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: about 1/2 cup
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6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces

6 tablespoons vegetable shortening or virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

Kosher salt


  1. Melt the chocolate, shortening, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until smooth, about 4 minutes. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into a small bowl. Pour over ice cream and let harden, or use as a coating for snacks like fruit or pretzels.