Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell

Jazz up your ice cream or fresh fruit with this 2-ingredient chocolate magic shell! It pours on smooth and hardens in seconds!

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell – Jazz up your ice cream or fresh fruit with this 2-ingredient chocolate magic shell – it pours smooth & hardens in seconds! | thecomfortofcooking.com

It just doesn’t get better than this, y’all.

For this fun little treat, all you need is coconut oil and a cup of chocolate chips! And hungry, willing taste testers to pour the sauce over vanilla ice cream and watch the magic happen…

As a new member of HEB’s Primo Picks, I was super excited to receive a package brimming with Texas-made goodies. Among them were luscious barbecue sauces and bath bombs, crisp cookies and coconut water, and this fabulous Central Market Coconut Oil. I had never used coconut oil before, but I’m totally hooked on it now! It can be used for sautéing, stir frying, baking, or as a dairy-free replacement to butter or vegetable oil in just about any recipe! It has great beauty benefits, too.

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell – Jazz up your ice cream or fresh fruit with this 2-ingredient chocolate magic shell – it pours smooth & hardens in seconds! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Fun fact: Seconds after I took the coconut oil photo, I dropped my camera, the spoon flipped up in the air, and the oil smothered my precious camera and lens. Broke my best lens and made my camera smell like a beach. Fun, huh? Hidy ho, to the repair shop I go…

But, back to the good stuff – This homemade chocolate shell is just the coolest. Just like with a Dairy Queen dipped cone (an all-time favorite treat of ours), the sauce goes on smooth and hardens in seconds. To give it a little “push”, put it in the fridge or freezer to firm it up even faster. What results is sheer magic – a hard, chocolatey shell surrounding your scrumptious dessert!

It even gives dipped fruit (strawberries, bananas, raspberries, orange slices) that extra sweet somethin’.

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell – Jazz up your ice cream or fresh fruit with this 2-ingredient chocolate magic shell – it pours smooth & hardens in seconds! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Just zap your two ingredients in the microwave, give ‘em a stir, and wait (kinda agonizing, I know) for the sauce to come to room temperature. Once its ready, your favorite frozen treats are ready to be coated in magic chocolate goodness!

You can change up the chocolate in this recipe, too. White, milk chocolate or semisweet are all A-okay and will turn out a delicious sauce. Put yours in a jar to keep it for up to a month!

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell

Yield: 1 cup


  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semisweet, milk chocolate, white, etc.
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil


  1. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, stir together chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Let sit until chocolate reaches room temperature.
  2. Serve with ice cream, or cover and store at room temperature (not in a refrigerator) for up to 1 month.
  3. Enjoy!

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  1. My kids would go crazy for this!!

  2. I have to try this, I can’t believe it’s that easy. Love your photos!

  3. Coconut oil is the best and this is an excellent way to put it to good use!

  4. Your poor lens! I hope it’s fixed in a jif. I love this chocolate shell! It’s healthy with that coconut oil, right? Right.

  5. Oh no, how horrible about your camera!
    My hubby will love this – need to invest in some coconut oil.
    :-) Mandy xo

  6. I just bought a new jar of coconut oil, perfect timing! This sounds so fun and yummy!

  7. This shell looks picture perfect! I’m so ready to smash it and eat it up!

  8. I seriously need to make this like today!!

  9. Wow, that looks so incredible. I am such a fan of chocolate magic shells!!! Aren’t they the best?

  10. Oh my goodness! I would flip out if my camera got coated in coconut oil like that! Yikes! I hope they were able to repair everything!

    On the bright side, this looks great! i love how smooth the chocolate shell came out!

  11. oh no so sorry to hear about your camera :-( flying spoons the dangers in our world of food blogging…to the recipe love the 2 ingredients you used. gosh 2. easy peasy..going to make this soon for the kiddos :-)

  12. Wow! My kids would think I’m the greatest if I made this for them! They would flip!

  13. Is it completely weird that I’ve never had magic shell … ever? I totally want it now!

  14. Oh my gosh, I had no idea that this would be so easy to do! Definitely going to make this today.
    Ps. Sorry about your camera :(

  15. Love homemade chocolate magic shell! It’s even better when topped with lots of sprinkles!

  16. So sorry to hear about your camera! Just out of curiosity, can you taste the coconut oil or does the chocolate flavor overpower it?

  17. My kids will be thrilled! Bookmarked.

  18. You can hardly taste the coconut flavor, but if you’re concerned you can replace it with butter or vegetable oil. :)

  19. Today is my son’s 7th birthday and I am going to serve this after school. He’ll be SUPER excited!!! So sorry to hear about your camera and lens… I take step-by-step pictures all the time and this is one of my fear I always have… LOL.

  20. I LOVE this. I just made a magic shell for my ice cream last week and fell hard for the idea. Gorgeous pictures, too.

  21. Fantastic idea, especially with kids and summer coming up. On the other hand, with or without kids, and regardless of the season, I could eat this any ole’ day or night! Great post and great pics!

  22. Oh my gosh, I hope your camera and lens is all right after the repair. Jeez! Talk about a sacrifice for homemade magic shell. In other news, I’m a total coconut oil junkie even though I just jumped on board the coconut oil train a few months ago. I use it for everything but between you and me, the homemade magic shell has been our favorite concoction with it so far.

  23. Yikes! I hope your camera and lens gets fix soon! Did i say how much I admire your enthusiasm even after all this? :)

    And I love coconut oil on everything. Really.

  24. First of all, I’m so sorry to hear about your camera and lens :( I hope you are able to get things repaired without too hefty of a price tag.

    Secondly, thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to make some of this. I always have coconut oil in the house because I use it to make a great skin moisturizer. Now I have another, more delicious use for it ;)

  25. It’s perfect! By golly that’s the most perfect magic shell I ever did see! I have coconut oil on hand and love that the recipe only requires two ingredients. Life changer for sure!

  26. What a gorgeous bowl of ice cream! My family would love to have your homemade magic shell on their sundaes :) So sorry about your lens….sounds like something that would happen to me :/

  27. Magic shell is such a beautiful thing..and I love that the homemade version has only two ingredients!! Such a bonus when you look at the ingredient list on the storebought stuff.

  28. What a colourful and intriguing bowl of ice cream!

  29. That is too funny! …great minds and all that! ;-)

  30. Oh NO on the lens and camera. Poor thing. I love making magic shell but not as much as my husband likes eating it on homemade ice cream.

  31. I love finding new uses for coconut oil! I have an endless supply of it at all times :)

  32. Oh no! I hope your favorite lens is fixed soon…that is no good! All in the name of chocolate, though. :-) This is fabulous, Georgia and the photos are stunning!

  33. 5 stars
    Oh, my lands! Georgia, your styling and photography makes Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell look so colorful and inviting! (Sorry to hear your camera is in disrepair and you broke your lens! Ugh. Boohoo!) Homemade Magic Shell has been circulating within the low carb community (forums) for nearly two decades now. So happy to see the benefits of coconut oil going viral! We make this all the time and just had it tonight over our Coconut Bliss vanilla coconut milk ice cream for a great non-dairy treat! xo P.S. Don’t know why your post didn’t pop up in my Bloglovin’ reader yesterday. I’m miffed! :( Must check to see if there is a similarly named blog I followed in error!

  34. Ooh, I haven’t had magic shell in SO long! I remember when it came out and I was OBSESSED. Like, borderline needing-psychiatric-help because I’d drink the bottle obsessed. This looks SO good!!

  35. Eeeee I was just thinking I needed to make sure this recipe was just chocolate & coconut oil, because I’m gonna be needing some magic shell soon. Mind reader ;)

    And I LOOOOVE coconut oil-it is currently my favorite moisturizer for my face, too! lol

  36. Ingenius! So easy, too…just in time for summer ice cream binges. Thanks for sharing!

  37. 2 ingredients that I always have on hand?! Yeah, this is going to end up with me making this EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    It’s going to be epic.

  38. Haha my favourite topping in the world my friend, this looks fantastic :D


  39. Oh my this looks wonderful, good stuff!

  40. Such as beautiful photograph to start out this fun and timely (the heat!!) post. Love how you know the chocolate shell will have that nice little “cracking” noise when you dig into it with your spoon…the coolness of the ice cream….just the perfect dessert for summer.

  41. Do you know if butterscotch chips would work in place of the chocolate? I would LOVE to make this in butterscotch if it is possible.

  42. Probably! I’ve never tried it but I think it would work…

  43. Yes! I love making homemade magic shell – I think I have a jar of coconut oil calling my name… :)

  44. This us really making me want ice cream!! Especially with a magic shell :)

  45. 5 stars
    This was so ridiculously easy! We have a countertop ice cream maker, so when the weather is warm, we have home made ice cream daily. Adding this chocolate shell makes it that much more delicious, and that much more fun! Thank you!

  46. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe! I’ve made it a few times, and my only complaint is how hard it is when frozen. I have to be careful not to bite down until it melts a bit. Any suggestions? More coconut oil or add vegetable oil, too? I’ve been using a solid coconut oil that resembles shortening, not a liquid oil.

  47. I also used a solid coconut oil, but I wouldn’t suggest freezing the magic shell. The “magic” of it is that it hardens without needing to be frozen! More oil will only make it harder.

  48. This is so great, and sounds so easy. Since we do not have a microwave, I will just make it on the stove top. But… out of curiosity – do you think this would also work with cocoa powder (the unsweetened, ‘Dutch’ variety)? Or do you actually need the fat from the chocolate chips to make it work its magic? Thanks for letting me know your opinion!

  49. I wouldn’t recommend using cocoa powder in place of the chocolate chips. It wouldn’t have the same consistency, and since the cocoa powder is unsweetened, the taste would be off.

  50. 5 stars
    I just made this (half the quantity since I only had a tablespoon of coconut oil left). It turned out to be AMAZING. It literally hardened in seconds! Totally loved it! Thank you so much for this!

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