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Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe

Better than store bought this liquid chocolate turns into a hard shell when you pour it over ice cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword icecream, icecreamtopping, knockoff
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 172 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil measured when solid


  1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave about 1 minute (depending on your microwave). Allow sitting a few minutes to allow the heat of the oil to melt the chocolate chips and then stir until smooth. It will be runny.
  2. Pour into a bottle. We used a recycled pickle relish bottle. A glass bottle works well too, especially since it will be heated in the microwave.
  3. Store in the refrigerator. To serve, heat bottle in the microwave (open cafor 30 seconds until liquid. Slightly shake and continue heating at 15-second intervals if not liquid after the first 30 seconds. Pour over your favorite ice cream and in a few seconds, you will see the magic!

Recipe Video

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Nutrition Facts
Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 13mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.