This recipe for homemade magic shell is an easy ice cream topping that’s SO much better than store bought! Magic shell takes just minutes to make and will please all the kids (and adults!) in your life.
You’ll be amazed at how easy homemade magic shell is to make – all you need is 2 ingredients and 5 minutes!
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There’s nothing better than a bowl of ice cream on a hot day, especially when it’s topped with homemade magic shell! This magic shell ice cream topping is so very simple to make, and it’s doesn’t have any artificial ingredients or preservatives like you might find in a store bought version.
How to make homemade magic shell
You’ll need just two ingredients for your magic shell: chocolate and coconut oil. I use semisweet chocolate chips because it’s more of a traditional choice, but you could also use milk chocolate or white chocolate chips if you prefer. The two ingredients are melted together, then simply pour and watch the magic happen!
This homemade magic shell recipe is WAY more delicious than anything you can buy at the store, and it’s simple enough for kids to make! My kids love to help make this ice cream topping, especially when there are sprinkles involved at the end.
Magic shell can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature. I always re-heat my magic shell for a few seconds in the microwave to liquefy it before I pour it over ice cream, as it tends to solidify during storage.
Adults and kids alike will love this fun and easy ice cream topping. It’s a must-make for summer time!
More fabulous ice cream recipes
- Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
- Banana Split Ice Cream Cake
- Homemade Raspberry Sauce
- Blueberry Shortcake
- Red White & Blueberry Sundae
Homemade Magic Shell
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Heat at 30 second intervals until melted.
- Stir until smooth, then pour over ice cream and enjoy!
Just made this and wanted to thank you!! So easy and so dang yummy. I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla after the chips and coconut were melted but I am not sure it needed it. It’s definitely good but will try it without the vanilla next time. Thank you also for such a straightforward and easy to remember recipe. Love it and so does the hubby!
What if I make to much and have to store it? Can it be stored and if so at room temperature?
Yes you can store either in the fridge or room temp and just heat before serving!
How fun is this?! I wish my son was older so I can make this for him! new blogger friend!
I came across this recipe and thought it sounded great! Everything was fine until I added the cocoa powder and vanilla. Now, I have a tiny batch of fudge.
I’m sorry to hear this didn’t work out for you! If you microwave it in small increments it should loosen up to a pourable consistency.
Hi, Sara! Can’t wait to try this. So do you think peanut butter and/or butterscotch would work, too? I was thinking of the baking chips, but given your advice on milk chocolate, I’m wondering if these would work given they have a softer consistency.
I think any chip will work as long as it melts smooth. Some of the chips, especially the generic brands, tend to hold their shape even when heated which would make for a chunky sauce here. So I would try placing a small amount in the microwave or a double boiler and trying to melt them – if they melt and you can stir them smooth, you’re good to go!
My kids would go crazy for this ice cream! They love anything with sprinkles!
This ice cream looks so festive! I have not heard of that camp before… looks like a good summer option.
Great idea and easy. The camp looks like something my nephews would really enjoy.
Cool! Homemade magic shell is a lot of fun!