Homemade Magic Shell {Recipe}

Magic Shell.

Remember that stuff? You pour it over ice cream and it forms a hard, chocolatey coating that you get to crack through with your spoon. 

Now, I am not a chocolate person. 99 times out of 100, I am going to pick vanilla, but for some reason, Magic Shell was always a favorite. It was such a huge treat to get it when I was little, and I still feel like it’s a treat now. 

So when I discovered that you could make it at home — with only two ingredients {!!} — I was a happy girl.

Make homemade magic shell ice cream topping in about a minute, with only two ingredients!!

Ingredient #1: chocolate {I usually use chocolate chips, but if you want to get all fancy up in here, knock yourself out and use some other type of chocolate}. 

Ingredient #2: coconut oil. 

Have you jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon yet? This stuff is pretty much amazing. There are approximately 1 million different ways to use it {check out this great list from Almost Exactly}. I’ve personally used it as shaving cream, lotion, bath oil and as ointment on Connor’s eczema. 

But you can also use it to cook. And the cool thing about it is that it’s a solid at room temperature, but if you heat it up just the tiniest bit, it turns to liquid. Which is why, when you melt it with some chocolate and then pour it over ice cream, it creates the most beautiful, crunchy shell. 

Make homemade magic shell ice cream topping in about a minute, with only two ingredients!!


Homemade Magic Shell
Make homemade magic shell ice cream topping in about a minute, with only two ingredients!!
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  1. 1 cup chocolate chips {or other chocolate, chopped into small pieces}
  2. 1 1/2 T coconut oil
  1. 1. Place chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave-safe dish and heat for 30 seconds. Stir. If necessary, continue to heat in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval until smooth.
  2. 2. Pour over ice cream and allow to harden.
  1. DO NOT REFRIGERATE! If kept at room temperature, chocolate should remain liquid. If it hardens, microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring after each interval until smooth.
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  • Kaitlyn
    September 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I loved this stuff as a kid!! And who knew it was so easy to make? Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  • Jessi @ Practically Functional
    September 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Oh my gosh I didn’t realize you could magic shell yourself!!! This is awesome, I’m pinning this, and thank you so much for sharing it at my link party!

  • Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon
    September 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I have to try this. Shave or put it over ice cream – who would have thunk it. I have all the ingredients.

  • Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
    September 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Yep, this is absolutely going over my next bowl of ice cream. I haven’t put the magic shell on my ice cream in way too long. I will absolutely be trying this out. 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

  • Angela
    September 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Oh goodness, this looks yummy. I have coconut oil but have not used it for cooking yet. I love the magic shell so this is definitely on my to make list. 🙂

  • Michelle @ Our Three Peas
    September 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I love magic shell! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at WDW!!

  • Megs G
    October 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. I wonder if I can find a way to incorporate this into the sundae gift sets I am going to be making this Christmas.

  • Jessica
    December 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I am so making this! Just walked downstairs to check the freezer…no ice cream! Guess where I am going in the morning!!!

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