As I mentioned earlier, we’ve been adding a bit of coconut oil to our diet because it’s supposed to have lots of healthy benefits. Searches of different websites have repeated most of the same claims. I’ll take the claims with a grain of salt, but I’m willing to try an oil that has the potential of being healthier than most. So far we’ve noticed that it makes great lip balm for the licky small squeaky kid and it makes you poop like a 2 month old. I suppose both are good things.
I also discovered that you can make hard shell chocolate ice cream sauce with it. We just made ice cream. Match made in heaven.
Hard Shell Chocolate Sauce
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or large bar of dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- pinch of salt
Heat the chocolate and coconut oil together in a bowl over some simmering water until smooth and fully melted. Remove from heat and stir in the salt. Let cool slightly and spoon over ice cream. It will harden after a few seconds.
Store any leftovers (ha!) in the fridge. Reheat as needed.
** I would bet that this would be really good with a couple of drops of peppermint extract added to it.
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