Homemade Magic Shell Recipe

An easy recipe for homemade chocolate magic shell - the two-ingredient ice cream topping that hardens as soon as it hits the cold ice cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1950 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil
US Customary - Metric


  1. Microwave the chocolate and coconut oil in a 2-cup measuring cup or small bowl at 50% power until completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Allow to cool to room temperature before using.
  2. The magic shell can be kept at room temperature, in a covered container, for up to 6 months. Stir (or shake gently) before using.

Recipe Notes

Note: Refined coconut oil is recommended, as it has a neutral flavor. You can use unrefined coconut oil if you wish, but it will impart some coconut flavor.

Nutritional values are based on the whole recipe

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Magic Shell Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1950 Calories from Fat 1593
% Daily Value*
Fat 177g272%
Saturated Fat 134g838%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 964mg28%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 10.7mg59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.