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Homemade Unicorn Magic Shell

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Make your ice cream even more fun with a drizzle of this 3 ingredient unicorn magic shell. It adds a pop of color and nice crunch to your sundae. The best part is, it is super simple to make.

Sundae cup filled with vanilla ice cream topped with a hard shell of white chocolate and colorful sprinkles, ready to eat.

The second your spoon cracks through this colorful homemade unicorn magic shell and sinks into your ice cream, you will know you are in for a treat. Use whatever color sprinkles you want to bring some funfetti party flare to your sundae.

When warm weather arrives, ice cream becomes a go to dessert option around here. There is no better way to cool down than a nice bowl of frozen creamy goodness.

Spoon cracking through unicorn magic shell that has hardened over ice cream.

And one of the best ways to dress up a bowl of ice cream is to add fun toppings. If the topping happens to include sprinkles, all the better!

We have been on a bit of a kick making homemade magic shell recipes. Peanut butter magic shell has been a favorite for a quite a while, and of course homemade chocolate magic shell is a classic.

This fun recipe could be called funfetti magic shell or even birthday cake magic shell, but we decided to go with unicorn because that name brings its own bit of magic. You can use whatever color sprinkles match the occasion to make this extra festive treat.

Tip and Tricks

We like to make the magic shell in a glass container that has a lid. That way you can store the extra in the same container you made it in.

It reduces dirty dishes and makes life easy! Just pop the lid on and store the magic shell at room temperature for up to a couple of weeks.

Ingredients including a white chocolate bar, melted coconut oil, and colorful sprinkles.

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 will want to use sprinkles where the color is inside the sprinkle, not applied to the outside. That will keep the color on the jimmies and not mixed into the white chocolate.

You can use a white chocolate bar like we did. You can also use white baking chips or candy melts, but that will give you more of a vanilla flavor.

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 white chocolate, 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 Fun Sprinkle Filled Treats:

How do you make gooey butter cake even more fun? Add sprinkles, of course! Funfetti gooey butter bars are sure to become a new favorite.

Side view of two glass sundae cups filled with vanilla ice cream topped with white chocolate and sprinkle magic shell.

Funfetti cake mix cookies only take 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make. They are soft and taste like birthday cake.

Or make funfetti sugar cookie bars and top them with fluffy buttercream for another fun treat. They are a perfect birthday dessert for people who prefer cookies over cake.

Sundae cup filled with vanilla ice cream topped with a hard shell of white chocolate and colorful sprinkles, ready to eat.

Unicorn Magic Shell

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
Make your ice cream even more fun with a drizzle of this 3 ingredient unicorn magic shell. It adds a pop of color and nice crunch to your sundae. The best part is, it is super simple to make.
5 from 10 ratings
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 oz. white chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Put white chocolate and coconut oil in small glass container. Cook in 15 second bursts until you can stir it smooth.
    2 Tablespoons coconut oil, 4 oz. white chocolate
  • Stir in sprinkles. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
    2 Tablespoons sprinkles
  • Drizzle over ice cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 13mgSugar: 10g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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