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vanilla ice cream with magic chocolate shell
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📋2 Ingredients Magic Shell

Magic shell is the perfect topping for ice cream. Chocolate syrup “magically” turns into a shell-like brittle candy when poured over ice cream. One of those childhood pleasures of breaking into those crackly coating of chocolate over your favorite frozen treats!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time1 min
Cool time20 mins
Course: condiments, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 1137kcal


  • 1 cup chocolate chips milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate will work
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil


  • Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Heat on HIGH power in 20-seconds intervals, stirring thoroughly every interval.
  • Microwave until chocolate is completely melted, glossy smooth, and pourable.
  • If you don’t have a microwave you can use a double boiler to melt chocolate chips.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then pour into a mason jar.
  • Pour over ice cream or dip a popsicle (or banana) into it. Allow a minute or two for the shell to harden completely.
  • Enjoy!



Bring ingredients to room temperature-
Ingredients should be at room temperature. If chocolate chips or coconut oil are stored in the fridge, bring it to room temperature by placing it on the counter for an hour or two. Sometimes moisture (due to refrigeration) in the chocolate chips will harden the chocolate instead of melting into glossy smooth syrup.
Choose the right oil-
Use refined coconut oil for neutral flavor. Unrefined or virgin coconut oil will have strong flavors.
Switch flavors -
To switch up the flavors use peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips.
How to store –
Store magic chocolate shells in air-tight glass jars like mason jars on the counter at room temperature. You can store it for up to a month at room temperature.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.


Calories: 1137kcal | Carbohydrates: 123g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 49g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 122mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 113g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 2mg