Homemade Magic Shell

Sharing our favorite homemade magic shell recipe today! Takes your bowl of ice cream to the next level. Just minutes away from delicious magic shell.

homemade magic shell recipe

Homemade Magic Shell

I have been making this simple homemade magic shell for the boys for so long that it never occurred to me to share the recipe, lol! It’s so easy I just figured everyone knew about it. Well, if you don’t sit back and watch how simple it is to prepare your own 2 ingredient magic shell right at home!

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homemade magic shell recipe

Start with 1 Cup chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet.

How To Make Magic Shell

  1. Place chocolate in heat proof bowl and microwave until melted, about 60-75 seconds depending on your microwave. Stir until creamy then drizzle in vegetable oil until well combined, shiny and smooth. Drizzle over ice cream, wait about 60 seconds for sauce to harden and enjoy your homemade magic shell. Place leftover sauce in airtight container and keep room temperature for 2 days. Microwave for 30 seconds before using again.

homemade magic shell recipe

Pour those chips into a nice heat proof bowl and microwave until melty.

homemade magic shell recipe

They’ll look all shiny, like this 🙂

homemade magic shell recipe

With a dry, clean spoon stir those chips until melted and smooth.

homemade magic shell recipe

Pour in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and stir stir stir.

homemade magic shell recipe

You’ll get a shiny, smooth sauce that will soon become magic shell over your ice cream!

homemade magic shell recipe

Break out a cute ice cream bowl with a nice scoop of ice cream inside.

homemade magic shell recipe

Time to drizzle that sauce!

homemade magic shell recipe

Get crazy, add as much or as little as you like.

homemade magic shell recipe

Wait about 60 seconds and your sauce turns into hardened chocolate, woohoo!

 

Homemade Magic Shell

This simple 2 ingredient magic shell makes your ice cream a dream! Takes just minutes to prepare and makes next level ice cream!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 143kcal
Cost: $8
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Place chocolate in heat proof bowl and microwave until melted, about 60-75 seconds depending on your microwave. Stir until creamy then drizzle in vegetable oil until well combined, shiny and smooth. Drizzle over ice cream, wait about 60 seconds for sauce to harden and enjoy your homemade magic shell. Place leftover sauce in airtight container and keep room temperature for 2 days. Microwave for 30 seconds before using again.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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  2. Anna

    I made this tonight with Chocolate peanut butter chips and it is SO SO GOOD!!!! Will never buy it at the store ever again!!!

  3. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    I’ve seen homemade magic shell made with Coconut oil but never Vegetable oil. Had I known I could use that I could have been making this for years! Love the post!

  4. Liz

    um…crazy question…what kind of ice cream is that?! It looks divine! (or maybe its just the fact that Im pregnant and everything looks good?!) Either way, those flecks of vanilla in there are making my mouth water!

  5. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    I like that this uses veggie oil. I have done it with coconut oil before, and you get a very coconut flavor. Not that, that is bad, but when you want chocolate you want chocolate!

  6. Janet

    I so love being able to print out your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing. My grandchildren will love the Magic Chocolate on their ice cream.

  7. DrDug

    My grandma has made this for years from breaking off chunks of a 10 pounds Ghirardelli chocolate bar. Except she always used mineral oil. Guess she wants to keep things running smoothly. 🙂

  8. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

    Oh Oh Oh! I feel like the kid who finally knows the answer to the big question! This is so cool! Can’t wait to try this..and with peanut butter chips too! Thanks for the fun recipe. 🙂

  9. Kim B.

    THAT is genius!! I’ve had to resort to throwing vanilla ice cream in the blender with Ovaltine to “chocolatize” it since my boys won’t eat plain vanilla ice cream. Since I ALWAYS have the big ole’ Costco bag of choc chips on hand this will be a HIT with them 🙂

  10. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

    So funny! I just bought coconut oil just to try this recipe, and didn’t realize I could just use veggie oil. Score!! 🙂

  11. Melissa

    OMG i just made this JUST now with your recipe with vanilla ice cream. SO SO EASY nand omg omg omg SOOOO DELICIOUS!!! thank you thank you!!!!!!

  12. Ashley

    I use this recipe at Christmastime to make chocolate-peanut brittle. Once you have stirred your oil in, add 1-2 cups peanuts and stir, then spread onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. Refrigerate until firm, then break apart. Yummmm. Love your blog!

  13. Shana Fuller

    Love this, my kids will be excited! By the way, where did you get the coral table cloth that the dish is on?? Love it!

  14. renee

    try using coconut oil for a “healthier” spin. I also take about a 1/3 cup of chips and 2 T. of peanut butter. super yummy

  15. Minnie(@thelady8home)

    That looks so fabulous and sounds not that difficult to make either. Thank you so much for sharing. 😀

  16. Frugal Faye

    Hey Jenny! I tried your cookie from the previous post and it was soooo yummy, I told all my friends about your blog. The photography on here is so fun…love the coral and all the background textures in this one.

  17. aimee

    Vegetable oil huh? Seems cheaper than my coconut oil version, but I wonder if the taste is as good?

  18. MegT

    Does this keep well “if” there are leftovers? My husband is going to flip! This is his fav topping.

  19. Annamaria

    This looks so easy. Would it work with olive oil too? That’s the only thing I keep in the house.

  20. Madeleine

    Thanks for posting this recipe! I’ve been wanting to make magic shell for a while, and all the recipes had coconut oil (which I can’t find in the grocery stores), and I thought that was all that worked! I will definitely be making this soon!

  21. Annie @ Annie's Noms

    Oh how I love this stuff!!! It can get expensive keep buying it though! Thank you so much for sharing, I didn’t realise it was so easy! 😀

  22. Caley

    Wow, this is so cool! I guess I probably could have done a google search to find out how to do this, but I appreciate your lovely pictures anyway. 🙂 I want to try this with white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, the specialty maple chips that are hard to find…. Thanks! 🙂

  23. Nic@diningwithastud

    YUM 😀 We call it Ice Magic in Australia and I may or may not have had a hardcore addiction to it lol. This could be dangerous 😉

  24. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    You’re the second blogger in a couple days who I read who’s made Magic Shell and all I want to do is eat…Magic Shell 🙂 I have tons of coconut oil in the cupboard. Need to get busy!

  25. Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine

    I love this! I have been waiting for it! SO easy – and I always have those ingredients on hand! Your boys are lucky to have such a cool mom!

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