|Place of origin||Germany|
|Main ingredients||Chocolate, coconut oil|
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Ischoklad ("Ice chocolate"; Eiskonfekt in German, which is also translated as Ice Confectionery) is a candy originating in Germany which is now popular in both Germany and Sweden. It is a seasonal candy in Denmark and Sweden during Christmas. It is usually made using only chocolate (one-half to two-thirds) and coconut oil (one-third to one-half).
The reference to ice in the name relates to the fact that it melts very easily in the mouth and is perceived to have a cooling effect as the heat energy is absorbed. This effect is due to the melting point of coconut oil lying between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius, around 10 degrees lower than chocolate. In some recipes, menthol is added, and in industrial production, urea is often added, which both increase the cooling sensation. Ischoklad is a popular Swedish Christmas treat. In Germany, the largest producer of Eiskonfekt is Eichetti.
- Thomas Vilgis: Eiskonfekt - Physics meets Physiology. in: Physik in unserer Zeit, 3/2009 (40), p. 162
- Recipe (in Swedish)
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