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*
Total Fat 177g 272%
Saturated Fat 134g 670%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Potassium 964mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 89g 30%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 62g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 10.6%
Iron 59.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.