I think everyone is obsessed with Chrissy Teigen, right? I mean she seemingly can do it all and has it all. The most picturesque family, best clapbacks on social media, uber talented & uber funny, and the girl can cook! When her first cookbook, Cravings, came out a few years ago I became even more obsessed with her. Her recipes are delicious and beyond creative. It's also a lot of really good comfort food which has to be my favorite category. Her mac & cheese recipe is a personal favorite of mine. Her new cookbook Hungry for More might be even better than her first. There is so much from it that I am dying to make but for today I'm sharing one I keep going back to. So on #nationaldessertday and also #selfcaresunday I am sharing her homemade recipe for Magic Shell.
Do you remember Magic Shell? Yes the ice cream topping that would harden as soon as you drizzled it over your ice cream. This was a childhood favorite of mine. I remember eating so much of this growing up and was always fascinated that it would turn rock hard as soon as it hit my bowl of vanilla ice cream. Well I haven't had this stuff in years (probably since I was a kid) so I was so excited to see there was a recipe for this in Chrissy's cookbook. It immediately made me nostalgic and excited to try.
Since it is national dessert day I've got to back track a little. It's very clear that I have a huge sweet tooth by now but ice cream has to be at the top of my list. I am the person who drives past a culver's and turns around so quick if their flavor of the day sounds good, no matter what time of the day it is. Red Elephant, a chocolate shop in the Third Ward, has this amazing chocolate powder that pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream. And don't even get me started on phish food from Ben & Jerrys. I could eat that every day for the rest of my life.
Back to Chirssy x magic shell. This recipe is so simple. All you need is chocolate chips (she calls for semi-sweet but I prefer milk chocolate) and coconut oil. I finally decided to research what actually makes the chocolate harden so fast and it's the coconut oil. Who knew? So you microwave this mixture together until it's smooth and let it cool before adding to ice cream. Easy right?
Since it's also sunday I wanted to touch on self care. A lot of my self care revolves around food, which I believe I've said before but there are a few other things I like to do on a Sunday to relax. Thanks to this blog, I typically spend a lot of my time on Sunday, as well as the rest of the weekend, writing. Besides just creating content for An Anxious Millennial, I've also started to journal again. The journaling is different because it has no structure and is simply just a soundboard for how I'm feeling. I'm looking forward to sharing some entries in the near future as it digs into an even deeper layer of who I am. But until then, this is how I am ending my Sunday- eating a big bowl of ice cream topped with homemade magic shell & writing. Here's to the week ahead!