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!
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.
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.
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 ool then stir in the peanut butter.
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!
More great ice cream toppings:
Can I use other nut butters?
Of course! If you don’t like peanut butter or can’t eat it, feel free to substitute your favorite nut butter. Almond butter or sun butter would be delicious, but whatever you have would work!
Can I use natural peanut butter?
Sure, but it is going to separate so be sure to give it a good stir before you use it. and remember, this magic shell isn’t sweet on its own so you may want to add some sugar or honey.
Have you ever made a homemade magic shell? What flavors would you like to try?
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- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- optional: pinch of salt
- If needed, melt coconut oil.
- Stir in peanut butter. Add a pinch of salt or other mix-ins as desired.
- 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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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.