Hi guys , I'm Laura Vita .
You know this episode of Laura in the kitchen , I'm gonna show you how to make homemade tacos .
They are so good .
Such a treat .
And by no means , am I telling you that you need to make these all the time ?
Because let's face it .
One of the best parts of summer is a local ice cream truck that comes through your neighborhood .
And then you've got me the 31 year old at the very front of the line to get my taco taco and there is no shame in that game .
And I hope that you're just like me and take advantage of that because it's one of the best .
It's one of the most simple pleasures in life .
And I want to make them from scratch because they are relatively easy .
And I wanted to share this because for some of you who live outside the United States , I'm not sure if you're able to get these and I want you to experience that same pleasure .
So let me run you through the list of ingredients to make the , the , the shell .
So all you need is flour and salt , sugar eggs and sugar , melted butter , milk and some vanilla extract .
If you have watched my original how to make homemade waffle cones and this is the same recipe and it works perfectly .
That's why I like to use it .
And you need to make the waffle shell .
Then you do the , the chocolate and then the , the ice cream and then the chocolate and then the nut , it's just so yum , yum .
All right .
So , what I have here is a waffle cone maker .
Uh You don't need one of these .
You could do this in a small skillet .
I like it because it makes my life a lot easier if you have the same one I do , which is the chef's choice .
Make sure that you put it on control number four .
It always helps .
So , in a large bowl , what I'm going to do is I'm going to add the sugar and the eggs .
I'm gonna whisk them pretty well .
I want this to be a little bit nice and light and pale in color .
So a couple of minutes and I'm gonna show you what I have over here .
What I have here is 29 inch pans , right ?
And all I've done is I've put them side by side and I laid a couple of wooden spoons and this is for me to drop my waffle on there to sort of help form its shape .
You don't need anything complicated .
You don't need a special tool .
So this really helps .
And uh I'm just gonna continue to whisk these for a couple of minutes and then we'll move on .
That's exactly what you want it to look like .
And now you add everything else .
You've got your milk , you've got your melted butter and you've got your flour and salt and a good splash of vanilla extract .
Mine is my homemade vanilla extract and it's getting right to the bottom , which I'm just gonna top it off with some more vodka .
But look , it's got all the seeds at the bottom .
So , you know , you're gonna get good stuff , right ?
Mix , mix , mix .
Now , you're wondering why do you have your cell phone next to you ?
That's because when you go ahead and put these in your waffle maker , you need to make sure that you've got the time right now .
I've used this waffle maker for a few years .
So I kind of know exactly the time that it takes for these to cook these take exactly one minute and 40 seconds and all you need is a little bit .
Now , remember this is for this particular waffle cone maker .
If you don't have one , just use a small skillet and do it like a crepe if you will .
Um And it works out just as well , but I really like this method .
This is smooth and gorgeous .
My waffle maker is ready and I know that for this , I need a little bit less than a quarter cup , a batter , pour that in , cover this up a minute and 40 seconds later .
And we will have , I'm gonna put my timer on and then we will have a beautiful , perfect , amazing waffle shell in quite .
So I'm about to put my last one in and I waited to show you because there's something here that is really important that you do .
And if you mess this up , then your shells are gonna be really soft and they won't hold it shape and it's gonna be a disaster .
So , first of all , as I mentioned earlier , it takes up for this particular waffle cone maker .
It takes about three tablespoons of batter to make each one .
I actually have enough for the next one as well .
But here's what's important .
You put it in , you must click it .
Did you hear that ?
It must be clicked ?
What that does ?
Is it flats them as thin as possible ?
And when you go ahead and cook them and then you put them here to cool on your little rig here , um It helps keep their shape and it keeps it nice and crunchy if you don't hear the click and they won't be really flat and they won't harden , they won't be crunchy just like you were making waffle cones , right ?
You need them to be crunchy to hold their shape .
This is no different .
So let that go .
And now we're gonna work on the next step .
It's important that you let them cool completely before you move them to something else .
What I've done here is I have a nine by 13 inch baking pan here at the bottom .
I put a damp , uh , paper towel .
You see that and a layer of aluminum foil .
It kind of just helps these not slide around and I place them all together so that they're kind of tightly compacted .
And I even have a piece of aluminum foil that I rolled up into a rope .
Um , because you don't want them to fall over , falling over , they stay closed , they'll never open , forget it .
You're not gonna get a Choco taco .
So now what I have in this bowl is the mixture for my , um , just my chocolate hard shell , which is semi sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil .
And what you do is that you just brush the inside does not have to be perfect .
You'll never see this .
You'll never see the inside of this .
You just brush it in there like so , and you place them back into their little secure place here .
I'm just checking my phone to make sure I've got my timer correctly .
I'm going to do this to all of them and then I'm gonna pop this into the freezer for about 10 minutes or so .
And I'm gonna take the ice cream out so that it can come to , well , not room temperature , but just soften a little bit and I'll show you what everything looks like when it's ready for the next step .
All right .
So once these go into the freezer to set for that 15 minutes , right ?
You wanna make sure that you bring your ice cream out to thaw just a little tiny bit now .
Yes , I am wearing a glove on this hand clean glove , of course , brand new .
Um , and that's because uh , it , the bag of ice , the a bag of ice , the bag of ice cream that you need to because you see what I did was I put my ice cream vanilla ice cream in a large resealable bag , snipped the tip of it off and this is how I've been feeling my taco shells .
It's the easiest way I have found to do this , but my hand gets super cold and it makes me sort of , it slows me down a little bit and the ice cream starts melting a little faster than I like it to .
So I just put a glove on .
You don't have to , you could just use a kitchen towel and sort of wrap it around the bag of um ice cream if you want to .
This just makes it easy for me and it makes it so that I can get the job done fast .
All I'm going to do now mm is fill all these with my ice cream and you can see how nice this is .
I mean , it's really pretty simple .
Look at that .
You just wanna make sure that your ice cream sort of thaws a little bit because if it doesn't , then this is really difficult to do .
I've seen some crazy methods of cutting the ice cream and I'm not doing any of that .
So this is the easiest way for me .
I'm gonna finish filling all these up , put them back into the freezer for a good hour , hour or so .
These need to be really solid frozen and I will show you what they look like when they're there and then we move on to the last step .
All right .
So you keep them in the freezer for a bit to freeze until they're solid .
You make a little more chocolate , hard shell , chopped up salted peanuts and you just look at that .
I mean , and once you put them back in the freezer to set completely , I mean , they will really be a thing of absolute beauty .
They are so easy .
Absolutely worth worth the treat .
If you want a choco taco and you don't live anywhere near a , you can run out and get one .
These are really good and I have to say they're hard to beat .
This version is really hard to beat and you can see all I'm doing is kind of dipping them into the heart shell which will harden into absolute perfection .
So it's really easy to do .
You just have to work really fast because you don't want the ice cream to start melting and you place them on a baking sheet and you can put , you could put a couple on there as well and that's pretty much it .
I'm gonna give one of them a try because I don't feel like putting them back into the freezer and then having to wait any longer because that's not for you .
But look at that , I'm almost done .
Please make sure that you buy salted peanuts .
It really makes the biggest difference .
You just need it .
You just absolutely need salted peanuts when you're whenever you're working with something sweet because you need that .
You need that balance .
Last one .
Work fast , fast , fast , fast , fast .
So that your ice cream doesn't melt all over the plays when I put them in the freezer .
Mm I'll go to the first one that I made you see how it's already hardening up .
See that ?
Making money moves .
This is exciting stuff .
Mm hm .
Absolute happiness .
Look , the hard shell is heartening already .
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I'll have everything ready for you .
Make them tag me .
You'll love them .
Thanks for watching .