Desserts

“Choco Taco”

September 23, 2015

Nostalgia has struck me yet again! Remember chasing the ice cream trucks down after school? I know I had my fair share of afternoon treats and the “Choco Taco” was probably my favorite of them all.  So for #SemiHomeMadeWeek I decided to whip up my version of this famous treat using half home made and half store bought ingredients.  This is really easy to make and beyond killer! Hope you enjoy…

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Add two whole eggs…

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…and 1/2 a cup sugar to a medium mixing.

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Give it a good whisk.

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Mix in 3-4 tbsp whole milk…

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…1 tbsp vanilla extract…

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…1/4 cup melted butter…

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…1/3 cup all purpose flour…

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…and pinch of salt.

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Continue to whisk for until there are no lumps.

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Preheat your waffle iron and coat it with a bit of canola oil—so the batter doesn’t stick.

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Once the waffle iron is hot, pour a small scoop of the batter into the center of the mold (about 4 in. in diameter). Close the machine and cook until the batter is a deep golden brown.  

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While hot, mold the waffle cone into taco form.  

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 Repeat process.

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Allow them to cool and become firm before handling.

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Once cool coat the inside of each shell with a good serving of melted dark chocolate.

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This will keep the shells from becoming soggy when you fill them with ice cream.

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Allow the shells to set up in the freezer for about 10-15 mins.

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Once the chocolate is set, pipe a generous portion of your choice of ice cream.  I enjoy a rich and creamy vanilla.

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Use a pastry spatula to gently smooth the excess ice cream evenly across the top of the waffle shells.

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Put these back into the freezer and allow it to set up for about 2 hours.

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When the ice cream is set, remove from freezer and dip the tops of the waffle tacos with the remainder of the melted dark chocolate.

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Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and return to freezer to for about 20 mins.

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Once the chocolate has set, all that’s left to do is ENJOY! 

"Choco Taco"

Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3-4 tbsp whole milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup melted dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1 qt of store-bought ice cream

Instructions

  1. Add two whole eggs and 1/2 a cup sugar to a medium mixing. Give it a good whisk.
  2. Mix in 3-4 tbsp whole milk, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/3 cup all purpose flour, and pinch of salt.
  3. Continue to whisk for until there are no lumps. Preheat your waffle iron and coat it with a bit of canola oil—so the batter doesn't stick. Once the waffle iron is hot, pour a small scoop of the batter into the center of the mold (about 4 in. in diameter). Close the machine and cook until the batter is a deep golden brown. While hot, mold the waffle cone into taco form. Repeat process for desired amount of choco waffles (recipe is for 3 servings).
  4. Allow them to cool and become firm before handling. Once cool coat the inside of each shell with a good serving of melted dark chocolate. This will keep the shells from becoming soggy when you fill them with ice cream.
  5. Allow the shells to set up in the freezer for about 10-15 mins.
  6. Once the chocolate is set, pipe a generous portion of your choice of ice cream. I enjoy a rich and creamy vanilla. Use a pastry spatula to gently smooth the excess ice cream evenly across the top of the waffle shells. Put these back into the freezer and allow it to set up for about 2 hours.
  7. When the ice cream is set, remove from freezer and dip the tops of the waffle tacos with the remainder of the melted dark chocolate.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and return to freezer to for about 20 mins.
  9. Once the chocolate has set, all that's left to do is ENJOY!
http://www.byrontalbott.com/choco-taco/

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| Top Left: Boos Cutting Board | Top Middle: Taco Rack | Top Right: Waffle Maker |

| Bottom Left: Class Bowl Set | Bottom Middle: Mini Carafe | Bottom Right: All-Clad Pan

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  • Abi Nagendram October 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I tried this recipe and it turned out so great 🙂 Byron, you’ve basically taught me how to cook over the past few years via your YouTube videos and stopped me spending a fortune by eating out all the time. Thank you!!