Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

Disclaimer: I am not a big ice-creamer. I like it, but I don’t love it. Ice cream has never sung me a siren song. Instead it hums a tuneless little ditty under it’s frosty breath.
Easy to ignore.
That is until I add a delightfully yummy chocolate shell:

Then I’ll go back for seconds. Or thirds…

Two ingredients and no* dishes to wash. It really is magic.

Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping
Recipe type: Dessert
Liquid at room temperature. Solid on ice cream. Easy to make and no mess. Make it and feel like a kitchen witch. Magic.
  • 1¼ cups chocolate, cut from a block or use chips - I use half dark, half milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  1. Place all ingredients into a pint sized mason jar.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted.
  3. Stir/whisk with a fork until smooth and well blended.
  4. Pour over ice cream. Allow a minute or so to harden.
  5. Cap leftover Magic Shell. Lick your fork. Dishes are done.
Store at room temperature. If sauce hardens, just microwave for a few seconds until pourable.

*Heidi does not actually advocate licking your dishes clean, but she won’t judge you if you do.


  1. Of all the blog posts I’ve stumbled upon for GUTGAA, this one is my favorite! Wow I need to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Glad I found this – my husband recently bought Magic Shell & I remembered seeing a recipe somewhere long ago, will definitely give this a try!

    • I hope you enjoy it!



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