Magic shell - How to make magic shell ice-cream topping

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Magic shell, a simple chocolate drizzle with coconut oil, that magically hardens when topped on your favorite ice-cream. The magic happens because of the coconut oil, which when touches the cold ice-cream/shakes hardens immediately. I totally love this toppings, as it contains very simple ingredients, nothing fancy. There are many recipes involving chocolate/cocoa powder, corn syrup/honey, i have used the one with cocoa powder and honey. You can even use simple chocolate and coconut oil to make this magic drizzle. 
As i was clicking the final picture of hard shell, i went into the kitchen to fetch something, and that gap my lil one started digging into the ice-cream bowl. I didnt have patience after that to click another bowl. Will post a new picture tomorrow of the magic shell coated stick or scooped ice-cream.(Pictures Updated)

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of vanilla extract (optional)
a pinch of sea salt. (optional)
  • In a sauce pan, take together, coconut oil, cocoa, honey and whisk well to combine. Keep this on a low heat and keep whisking.
  • Take it off  the stove after 3-5 minutes, when it is mildly hot. It should be hot to combine well. Take it off the heat.
  • I heated the mixture in Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Take it out, stir in the vanilla and sea salt, if adding. Whisk well to combine.
  • Let it cool, drizzle it on top of your favorite ice-cream. Wait for 30 seconds for the magic to happen, the chocolate drizzle, dries and hardens well.
  • I couldn't capture it that well, the moment i drizzled and turned my back, my lil one came and started to dig into the ice-cream, will do another capture again and post a decent picture tomorrow.

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  1. I love this shell , but tell me which coconut oil should we use..I hate it and that is why am hesitant..dont we have another option..if no then do we get the flavor of it ?..if you dont get that typical flavor then I will definitely make it.

    1. Vaishali, you will not taste the coconut oil in the topping. it is just pure chocolate indulgence. infact second time i made with just dark chocolate and coconut oil, it was too good!

  2. Wow Priya! This is awesome!! Kids will love this idea! Will make this when I make Popsicle next time. Your pics are super good!!!

  3. That sounds like something that you can dip your whole ice cream in it! Looks really tempting, Priya...

  4. I have been wanting to make this for so long, just didn't get around checking for pure coconut oil..your pictures make me want to try it soon.

  5. On my to do list... have to find good coconut oil.

  6. the chocolate shell on vanilla icecream was an alltime favorite, like vaishali, even i am hesitant of using coconut oil in cooking, but i recently got a small box from UK for chocolate tempering and think it has a neutral flavor, it is in cream form, let me experiment with that, this is great recipe

  7. The magic shell looks super delicious to try. I have some pure coconut oil , will try it soon.

  8. Whenever I buy ice cream from the trucks here one of my faves is the chocolate dipped vanilla cone which is same concept as magic shell. must try your version

  9. Amazing clicks Priya. Magic shell looks very tempting!!


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