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Magic Shell

Two-Ingredient Magic Shell

Two ingredients and one minute are all you need to turn a boring scoop of ice cream into a dessert everyone craves. This homemade magic shell is simple, fun and absolutely delicious!

Course Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate sauce, ice cream
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet in Santa Fe


  • 1 cup chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life dairy-free brand
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  1. In a glass measuring cup, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil.

    Magic shell pre-microwave
  2. Place in the microwave for :30-seconds.

    Magic shell :30 seconds
  3. Give it one more :30-second spin the microwave and remove it.

    Magic shell 1 minute
  4. Using a small spatula, stir well and whatever lumps remain will melt into a gooey chocolate sauce.

    Magic shell smooth and silky
  5. Set aside for 10-15 minutes and allow to cool completely.

  6. Once the chocolate sauce is cool, spoon or drizzle liberally over a few scoops of ice cream in a bowl. Within seconds, the chocolate sauce will harden. Dive in and repeat often.

    Magic shell close up
  7. Reserve in any leftover magic shell chocolate sauce in a dark, cool pantry. If it hardens, pop it into the microwave for a :30-second spin, stir it and let it cool for 10 minutes. Spoon liberally over ice cream and enjoy.

    Chocolate in the pantry