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Homemade Magic Shell Recipe

This easy magic shell recipe hardens into a deliciously rich and smooth chocolate shell when drizzled over ice cream. You probably already have  the ingredients to make it in your pantry right now!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 145kcal
Author Mommypotamus


  • double boiler (or stainless steel bowl and a pot large enough to set it in)
  • fork
  • ice cream scoop
  • airtight storage container



  • Create a double boiler by placing a stainless steel bowl or small pot inside a pan of simmering water. Put the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the bowl (or small pot) and stir with a fork until the coconut oil is mixed in.
  • Continue stirring every 20-30 seconds until the chocolate and coconut oil are fully melted. Remove the pan from heat and lift the bowl/small pot out of the pan and set it aside to cool a little.
  • Scoop ice cream into bowls. When the ice cream is ready, drizzle the magic shell over the ice cream. If you have any left over, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one year.


Magic Shell Recipe (Version 2)

  1. Place  the coconut oil in a pan and melt over low heat.
  2. Remove the oil from heat and add the cocoa powder and maple syrup.
  3. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Pour over ice cream and serve.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg