Homemade Magic Shell Recipe


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Homemade Magic Shell makes the perfect topping for ice cream or frozen yogurt. Get this simple, two-ingredient homemade magic shell recipe for a family-favorite treat!

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Homemade Magic Shell on top of homemade ice cream is the perfect summertime combination. Do you think?

Perfectly rich and creamy, crunch and delicious, homemade magic shell is one of my favorite things to keep on hand when I know Little Buddy is having friends over for an afternoon to play.

Oh, goodness.

Who am I kidding?

There is a jar of this stuff ready at just about any time throughout the summer in my kitchen regardless if friends are coming over or not! It is just too perfect not to drizzle on top of a bowl of ice cream or an ice cream cone for that extra special little treat.

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The best part of this homemade magic shell ice cream topping is that it is only two ingredients, super quick to make, and delicious to eat!

Get my homemade magic shell recipe and watch your children’s faces as the magic happens!

Homemade Magic Shell Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Homemade Magic Shell makes the perfect topping for ice cream or frozen yogurt. Get this simple, two ingredient homemade magic shell recipe for a family-favorite treat!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup (170 g) chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) coconut oil


  • Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir together and then microwave in 30-second increments until the chocolate chips have completely softened. Remove from microwave and stir together until smooth.
  • Spoon or pour over ice cream or frozen yogurt.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Cheesy says:

    I have to ask… Just what are those chopped candies on top in the pic.. I am intrigued lol

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I have made it a couple times now and love the flavor. But, it’s so much harder than real magic shell when frozen. I’ve been using the solid form of coconut oil, and I’m wondering if i should hunt the store for a liquid form? Or add vegetable oil to the mix? It freezes like crack a tooth hard.

  3. Inger-Lisa says:

    For those who don’t like the taste of coconut oil, there’s also refined which is flavorless.

    Also, I had this idea some time ago. All I can say is, “I knew it!” 🙂

  4. Debora says:

    Just found you, would love to subscribe!

  5. Nichole S says:

    I made this last night. LOVED IT! Has anyone tried this with mint chips or peppermint extract?

  6. Teresa says:

    How do I store this, fridge??? This is SO delicious!!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Teresa,
      I keep mine stored in an airtight container on the kitchen counter. You can certainly store in an airtight container in the refrigerator as well. Just reheat in warm water or in the microwave for a few seconds when ready to use again. So glad you love it!!

  7. Bretany says:

    This looks amazing and I’m so excited to try this, but one question can you taste the coconut oil? My husband HATES the taste of coconut.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Bretany,
      If he is super sensitive to the flavor of coconut, he may be able to detect a slight hint of the flavor. You could substitute with equal amounts of vegetable oil.

    2. Chloe Boer says:

      You can buy non flavoured coconut oil, I hate coconut oil too but I use non flavoured and it came out perfect!

  8. Brittany K. says:

    5 stars
    I’ll be doing this with half chocolate and half pb chips. Then I’ll take it to my mom’s next time she makes homemade ice cream! So excited.