Homemade Magic Shell is easier and better for you than you think

Southern Kitchen
Magic shell from scratch

About the recipe

Watching liquid chocolate syrup transform into a crisp shell evokes many childhood memories. But there’s no need to devote shelf space to a bottle from the store when you can easily make Magic Shell from scratch. Coconut oil solidifies when in contact with a cold surface like ice cream, making it the secret ingredient in this chocolate party.

Serves: 1 cup

Hands On Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3 tablespoons coconut oil


Place chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20- to 30-second increments until the chocolate has just melted, stirring each increment to fully incorporate the oil. Once the oil has been incorporated, drizzle over your favorite ice cream. Serve immediately. 

Magic shell can be stored at room temperature indefinitely. Re-melt in the microwave as needed before serving.