If you’ve listened to The Paleo Women Podcast or followed my Instagram account for any length of time, you’re probably well aware of my favorite midday snack creation I’ve coined the chocolate covered berries and cream bowl.
This beautiful concoction came into being after doing some experimentation with coconut oil and cacao powder. While attempting to make my own homemade chocolate dipping sauce for strawberries I had preserved in the freezer, I discovered the chocolate instantly hardened on the frozen berries – creating a product I now refer to as homemade magic shell.
While the combination of frozen berries and homemade magic shell is most definitely delightful on its own, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. There was a lack of that creamy, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth feeling that typically accompanies chocolate, and I was determined to find it.
So, being the coconut queen that I am, I decided to see what would happen when full-fat coconut milk was added to the equation.
And I have to say, the combination is better than I could have imagined. In other words, it’s time for you to make a chocolate covered berries and cream bowl, stat.
Tips & Tricks
To get the best results, I recommend using full-fat coconut milk that has been removed from the can, stirred well, and pre-chilled in the fridge. This will make the coconut milk thick and creamy, and it will harden quickly once poured over your frozen berries of choice.
For the homemade magic shell, while the original recipe has honey in it, you may find leaving the honey out works best since the berries add a bit of sweetness to the coconut milk. I personally just use coconut oil and cacao powder for the chocolate topping.
And lastly, feel free to experiment with the amount of berries, coconut milk and chocolate you use to make your own bowl of goodness. You may find you more coconut milk, or less chocolate topping. It’s all good, and it all works.
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
Homemade Magic Shell
- 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- dash of pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp raw honey (optional)
- Prepare your homemade magic shell by heating coconut oil, and string it together with raw cacao powder, vanilla bean extract, and honey
- Put frozen berries in a bowl, and pour full-fat coconut milk overtop. Allow the coconut milk to slightly harden (about a minute)
- Pour homemade magic shell overtop of berries and coconut milk mixture, and allow to harden (about a minute)
Have you enjoyed this chocolate covered berries and cream bowl yet? If not, come back and let me know how it went!