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Peanut Butter Magic Shell

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Take your ice cream to the next level with a drizzle of this 2 ingredient peanut butter magic shell. It is the perfect topping for your next sundae!

small bowl of chocolate peanut butter nice cream with peanut butter nice cream on top

      The second your spoon cracks through this peanut butter magic shell and sinks into your ice cream, you will know you are in for a treat. It only takes a couple of ingredients and a few minutes to make, and that’s if you dawdle! You could also use it for dipping ice cream cones or ice cream bon bons!

       Peanut butter and I have a very serious relationship. I just love the stuff.

     It’s so good spread over warm toast, it makes a great salad dressing (check out my bok choy salad recipe for more on that!) And of course it is good for sweets too!

      Tomorrow I will be sharing a chocolate peanut butter nice cream recipe that you are going to love. The second I dreamed it up I knew it was going to need some peanut butter magic shell to top it all off.

small glass bowl with peanut butter and melted coconut oil

      Luckily that was easy to whip up! This time of year my kitchen is always a little warm, so my coconut oil is already a liquid

     That meant all I had to do was stir it into the peanut butter and I was ready to rock! I kept the batch small, so we could use it up in a day or two.

   It’s super quick to make, so there’s no reason make a ton to store. Just make it as you need it.

     It can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for several days though. If you feel better about storing it in the refrigerator, just warm it up slightly before using it.

bowl of creamy 2 ingredient peanut butter magic shell

Optional additions for your peanut butter magic shell:

If you don’t like the coconut flavor of the coconut oil, just stir in a pinch of salt.

The magic shell isn’t very sweet on it’s own. If you want it a bit sweeter, stir in a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup. A couple of teaspoons of powdered sugar should do the trick as well.

If you want chocolate with your peanut butter, melt a few chocolate chips into the coconut oul then stir in the peanut butter.

bowl of creamy peanut butter magic shell in front of bowl of chocolate nice cream

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 full od a solid sometimes and liquid others, just depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

So when you mix melted coconut oil with the peanut butter it will likely remain pourable 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!

spoon drizzling peanut butter magic shell over bowl of chocolate nice cream.

More great ice cream toppings:

Have you ever made a homemade magic shell? What flavors would you like to try?

Yield: 6 Servings

Peanut Butter Magic Shell

spoon drizzling homemade peanut butter magic shell over chocolate ice cream

Take your ice cream to the next level with a drizzle of this 2 ingredient peanut butter magic shell. It is the perfect topping for your next sundae!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • optional: pinch of salt


  1. If needed, melt coconut oil.
  2. Stir in peanut butter.  Add a pinch of salt or other mix-ins as desired.
  3. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. Drizzle over ice cream. 


This recipe as written isn't very sweet, but it's a nice way to balance ice cream. If you would like it a little sweeter, stir in a teaspoon or two of honey or maple syrup.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Great homemade ice cream recipes to go with your magic shell

Now that you have your topping, you need a great ice cream to go with it. Here are some fabulous options whether you have an ice cream maker or not!

Take your ice cream to the next level with a drizzle of this 2 ingredient peanut butter magic shell. It is the perfect topping for your next sundae!

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Wednesday 4th of September 2019

How simple is this!?! We love Magic shell and this sounds wonderful.


Monday 9th of September 2019

It doesn't get much easier!


Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

I need this in my life! What a perfect combination of flavors!!


Monday 9th of September 2019



Sunday 1st of September 2019

Hi Carlee, this takes me back to my childhood and when I had a fascination for the sauces that created shells when poured on ice cream. Now I know the secret I'm going to have to give it a try!



Monday 9th of September 2019

You can make your own so easily! I am going to have to put on my thinking cap and see what other flavors I can think of.

Andrea Nine

Friday 30th of August 2019

Talk about fun!!! Oooh this would be the perfect way to wrap up summer. Homemade chocolate ice cream and this delightful magic shell! Have a super sweet long weekend!


Monday 9th of September 2019

And it sooooo easy to make! Thanks, Andrea!

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