Homemade Magic Shell Recipe

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!

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Homemade Magic Shell Recipe

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 Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade magic shell
Servings: 10
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons 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.


Robyn xo

23 comments on “Homemade Magic Shell Recipe”

  1. Love homemade magic shell!

  2. OK so confession: I never really liked magic shell – eek! I know! BUT that was until I figured out that we could make it at home and then I fell in love! This looks soooooo delicious 😉

  3. Wow, what a blast from the past. I haven’t thought about Magic Shell since I was 12! I just dated myself, I know.

  4. There’s nothing better to top ice cream with in the summer than this stuff! Amazing how easy it is, huh?

  5. I love the crunch that this adds to ice cream! Even better homemade 🙂


  7. I just LOVE Magic Shell and have to make some fast!

  8. three words: peanut. butter. chips.

    that is all. 🙂

    oh. and thank you muchly.

  9. What, that’s it?? That easy? So doing this!!

  10. Just made it! Kids were impressed. 😉

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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!!

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

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  16. 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!” 🙂

  17. 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.

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

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