Take your ice cream to the next level with a drizzle of this 2 ingredient chocolate magic shell. It is the perfect topping for your next sundae!
The second your spoon cracks through this homemade chocolate magic shell and sinks into your ice cream, you will know you are in for a treat. It only takes two ingredients and a few minutes to make. Recipes really don’t get any easier than this one.
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A recent comment on the recipe for peanut butter magic shell asked how to make a chocolate version. That is when I realized I have never shared this super simple recipe with you.
That is an oversite that needed immediate correction. So Little Dude and I got some ice cream and went to work making a video and snapping a few pictures.
It was a real sacrifice to have to make ourselves such a tasty afternoon snack. Luckily we love you and it was worth it! 😉
Tip and Tricks
We like to make the magic shell right in a pint sized glass jar. That way you can store the extra in the same jar.
It reduces dirty dishes and makes life easy! Just twist the lid on and store the magic shell at room temperature for up to a couple of weeks.
When you are ready for more, just warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave. As soon as it is a pourable consistency, you can use it.
You can use any kind of baking chips you like with this recipe. Butterscotch chips would make a yummy sundae.
For a less sweet magic shell, use dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. However, Little Dude prefers milk chocolate.
How Does Magic Shell Work?
Coconut oil has a relatively high freezing point, meaning it becomes a solid at a warmer temperature than most cooking oils.
That is why a jar of coconut oil may be a solid sometimes and liquid others, just depending on the temperature of your kitchen.
So when you mix melted coconut oil with the chocolate chips, it will likely remain soft at room temperature. (That is unless your room is chilly!)
But when you drizzle the magic shell over cold ice cream, the coconut oil quickly freezes and becomes a solid.
That is what gives you that satisfying crack when you break through it. Plus it keeps it all from running down the sides of your ice cream!
More Great Ice Cream Toppings:
For a colorful twist, try making funfetti magic shell. It features white chocolate and s
If you like your ice cream toppings more on the gooey side, homemade hot fudge sauce is a perfect way to go. It is a simple recipe that uses ingredients you are likely to have on hand.
Blackberry sauce is another tasty way to top some vanilla ice cream. You can substitute pretty much any berry, so it’s another versatile recipe.
Apple cider caramel sauce is another favorite, especially in the fall. The apple flavor really cuts through the caramel for a special experience.
Easy Chocolate Magic Shell
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- Put chocolate chips and coconut oil in a glass jar or bowl.
- Microwave in 20-30 second bursts, stirring between each trip to the microwave. As soon as it can be stirred smooth, stop warming it up.
- Let cool for a couple of minutes before drizzling over ice cream.
- Store any extra magic shell in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a couple of weeks. Rewarm if needed before using.