Back when I made my Nutella and banana pops, Ali of Obscure and Demure posted on my facebook page that if they made Nutella Magic Shell, I’d be a billionaire. Well, I have three kids to put through college, so CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! (picture me saying that it my best Barney Stinson voice).
For this experiment, I went with a basic vanilla ice pop. I wanted something very neutral so I’d have a better chance at tasting whether the Nutella shell was any good.
I used the same proportions here that I did for the chocolate and peanut butter magic shells I’ve tried before — a simple 1:1 ratio. I put both in a sandwich bag and microwaved for 20 seconds, then squished it all together until it was well-mixed.
Once the pops were frozen, I made a tiny snip in the corner of the bag and went to town. And it worked! The coating stayed liquid for a few seconds (long enough to allow for some spreading of the shell mixture), but then hardened up nicely. Even better, once it had hardened, it had a nice little snap to it.
Taste wise, the Nutella flavor does get a little diluted with the addition of the coconut oil. This is a mixture I’d suggest using for dipping, rather than drizzling — I made the back of one of the pops a pretty much solid shell of Nutella, and it had far more impact than the parts with just a drizzle. But this definitely worked great. I can’t wait to try it on other flavors of pops.
As for me, I’ll be over here waiting for my billions to roll in.