What is magic exactly?
Is it the illusions people can create whereby a quick slight of hand fools the entire room?
Or is it the indescribably, unanswerable miracles that happen in the world?
Is it that feeling you get when you simply cannot come up with an answer for what your eyes are witnessing?
For me, magic is all those things and more! I've always been astounded by magicians and magic tricks and whenever someone shows me one I usually end up standing on my feet screaming at them to tell me how they did it!!
But there have been other times that I've experienced magic as a child and one of the memories that bring back happy vibes and good nostalgio include scooping out a bowl of vanilla ice cream and topping it with something that can be describe as nothing else but magic:
But what's a girl to do when she doesn't necessarily want to ingest ice cream that will leave her stomach in stabbing pains or a 'magic' chocolate shell with more words she can't pronounce in the ingredients list than is respectable?
Well, she goes straight ahead and makes her very own version!
Presenting Choc Coated Ice-cream; Steph-style!!
As you may have guessed I whizzed up a good ol' frozen banana (with some plain greek yoghurt- absolutely optional- I just wanted more ice cream!!) to make my version of vanilla ice cream...
But how did I make that rock hard, perfectly chocolate-y choc top topping?
I'm just kidding, I have the recipe for you- have no fear!
Choc Magic Shell (Awesome-ly healthy version!)
1 tablespoon coconut butter/ coconut oil (coconut oil gives a harder stting choc top- coconut butter is more fudgey
1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
1/2- 1 teaspoon agave syrup or any other syrup you desire (for added sweetness, I didn't add any because I love dark bitter tastes)
2 tablespoons almond milk
1. Whiz together 1 large frozen banana in a food processor until smooth and creamy (scraping down sides occasionally) and place in a bowl in the freezer until required
2.Place the coconut butter/ oil, agave syrup and almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until melted together.
3. Stir in the cacao powder until smooth, silky and combined
4. Leave to cool slightly, then remove banana ice cream from freezer and drizzle magic shell over top (feel free to scatter over some chopped nuts or granola etc.for added crunch!)- immediately return to freezer for 10-15 minutes to harden
5. Remove form freezer and ENJOY!!
Yes, your childhood magic has returned back to your lives and this time you can have it for breakfast!
coconut butter truffles- some topped with the leftover magic shell!! (leftovers are never a negative! :D)
What do you consider to be magic?
Favourite childhood memory that feels magical?
Were you as amazed by magic shell as I was??
I hope you try this recipe out and enjoy some awesome magic back into your life! Have a fabulous rest of your day, enjoy the company of those around you and SMIIILLLEEE! Also, eat something delicious- but you already knew that! ;) Bye for now friendly friends! :D