Chocolate Tacos Are A Thing And They’re Incredible

Let’s be honest; there will never be enough desserts in this world to satisfy our sweet tooth – but this recipe certainly comes close. No matter what time of year it is or whether you’re halfway through your dinner, there’s always time to add chocolate and ice cream into your life. Thankfully, this chocolate tacos recipe is truly something special, and it’s also super easy to make.

What You’ll Need

Although these chocolate tacos may look like the most delicious things in the world – well, that’s because they are – you don’t need to worry about buying out the local grocery store to make these at home. That’s because you only need a few ingredients. To make this chocolate taco recipe, you’ll need 6 yellow corn taco shells, ¼ cup of refined coconut oil, 2 ½ cups of semisweet chocolate chips, 2 pints of chocolate chip ice cream, ¾ cup of chilled hot fudge, ½ cup of chopped cocktail peanuts, ½ cup of lightly toasted coconut flakes, and 2 tablespoons of rainbow sprinkles.

How To Make Them

Once you have all of the ingredients in tow, combine one cup of chocolate chips and one tablespoon of coconut oil and melt in the microwave. Then, cover your taco shells in this chocolatey mixture and freeze them for around 10 minutes, or until the chocolate is hard. Once you’ve got these chocolate tacos to hand, fill with ice cream and fudge before placing it in the freezer again for around two hours. After this, you can then combine the rest of the chocolate chips and coconut oil to spoon over the tacos before topping with sprinkles, peanuts, and coconut flakes. They will then need to go in the freezer for another hour.

Sure, there’s a lot of freezing involved, but trust us when we say that this chocolate tacos recipe is what dessert dreams are made of. We wouldn’t lie, after all.

Brooklyn-Based Yafa Coffee Is an Ode to One of the Oldest Coffee Cultures in the World

There are some people who wear their hearts on their sleeves. And then there is Hakim Sulaimani who wears the motto — De-gentrify your coffee, on his shirt. This quotation is almost a mission statement for the 28-year-old soft-spoken Yemeni ex-pat in Brooklyn. Some 7000 miles away from his native country, Sulaimani is working tirelessly to build an entirely new coffee-based economy for Yemen in his Sunset Park coffee shop.

The Café

Sulaimani is the founder and owner of Yafa Cafe, a lively coffee shop in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Sulaimani comes from a family based in Yafa, a district located in Southern Yemen. The Yafa Cafe is filled with deep notes of freshly roasted coffee mixed with the sweet scent of cardamom. The front left wall is decorated with a series of photographs, each depicting a different side of his ancestral family home in Yafa. Another wall is accentuated with woven baskets originating from the same region. The entire café is a heartfelt ode to Yemen with each piece of décor, each item on the menu, and especially with each cup of coffee.

The Motto

For Sulaimani, the mission of his life is clear. He wants to do the same thing for Yemeni coffee that Starbucks has successfully done for Indonesian coffee. When he was seven years old, Sulaimani started to take pride in Yemeni Coffee, after he got to know that Yemen was one of the birthplaces of coffee in the world. That fact stuck with him even during his college time in NYC, where he used to spend lots of time in various coffee shops, only to choose Yemeni coffee as a viable career option. His vision quickly morphed from an online coffee beans business to a full-fledged café, and he opened Yafa Café in 2019. Today, the modern menu of the café includes customer-favorite Yemeni items like za’atar avocado toast, cardamom-brown sugar latte, and some highly popular breakfast burritos.