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Pouring Magic Shell on ice cream
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5 from 2 votes

Magic Shell

Magic Shell is truly magic. It contains only two ingredients and magically hardens when poured over ice cream.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 1 cup (6-ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup (2-ounces) refined coconut oil (See Tip 1)


  • Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe container. (See Tip 2)
  • Microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 second increment until chocolate chips are totally melted. (See Tip 3)
  • Yield: 1 ¼ cups (See Tip 3)


  1. Coconut oil can be purchased as unrefined or refined. Unrefined coconut oil has a strong coconut flavor whereas refined coconut oil has a neutral taste. You can definitely use unrefined coconut oil. However, the coconut taste will dominate the flavor.
  2. I like to use a 2-cup measuring cup when making magic shell. The measuring cup is not only microwave safe but also has good dimensions for dipping ice cream cones.
  3. Go the extra step of slowly melting the chocolate chips and coconut oil. This is key to ensuring the the chocolate doesn't burn and arriving at the proper consistency.
  4. Leftover magic shell can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. I like to use a mason jar for this.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg