|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 28g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 18g||89%|
|Total Carbohydrate 50g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Total Sugars 44g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Who would ever guess something so fun to eat only has two ingredients? This recipe is an easy homemade version of the iconic Magic Shell ice cream topping. The syrupy chocolate sauce—which is simply semisweet chocolate chips or a finely chopped chocolate bar melted with coconut oil—is poured over ice cream and hardens within seconds into a delicious, crackly shell that can be broken with a spoon. Like magic!
The recipe is practically foolproof. There is no need to temper the chocolate or stand over the stove stirring constantly. Once you make the sauce and find out how easy it is, you'll be making it every time you have ice cream. It’s an easy dessert for parties, for both kids and adults, and everyone loves it. It is guaranteed to be a hit any time of the year.
Besides pouring warm magic shell over scooped ice cream, it can also be used to dunk any cone or bar to create a crisp coating. This recipe also makes an excellent coating for cold fruit or bonbons as well.
"Magic shell was one of my absolute favorite ice cream toppings growing up and this recipe reminded me of all those bowls of ice cream I doused in the topping when I was little. This magic shell came together in minutes and couldn’t have been easier. Making it in the microwave was an added bonus." —Kayla Hoang
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Ice cream, for serving
Gather the ingredients.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and the coconut oil.
Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until completely melted. Alternately, the ingredients can be set over a double-boiler and gently heated while stirring regularly until smooth.
Cool to room temperature and transfer to a pourable container before drizzling over ice cream.
Scoop ice cream into a serving bowl and pour magic shell on top. Allow to set before cracking, which will take about 30 seconds. It is ready when the shell turns from glossy to matte.
- Mint Chocolate Magic Shell: Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of mint extract to the chocolate and coconut oil after they have melted together. Pour over a bowl of mint chip ice cream and serve with a sprig of fresh mint.
- White Chocolate Magic Shell: This ratio also works with white chocolate chips. Follow the same directions and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract after melting the white chocolate chips and coconut oil. This tastes great over a bowl of strawberry ice cream.
- Peanut Butter Magic Shell: To make peanut butter magic shell, simply melt 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter with 1/4 cup of coconut oil. It tastes great poured over a bowl of chocolate ice cream.
- Butterscotch Magic Shell: Follow the basic instructions but use butterscotch chips instead. This tastes great poured over a bowl of butter pecan ice cream.
How to Store
Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one year. If it solidifies, reheat briefly until liquid.