You guys remember Magic Shell, right? It was super cool before there were 18,000 different kinds of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors and chocolate sauce was about as fancy as you could get with your dessert.
I always referred to it as a “chocolate dipped cone” because that is the only form I ever ate it in (thank you, McDonalds). I still remember being in my 20s and having a friend mention this mysterious Magic Shell to me… to which I said, “what is that?” And then she gawked and laughed at me. Now that I’m older and wiser, I not only know what it is, but I loooooove me some Magic Shell on vanilla ice cream. It’s such a lovely late night treat… or afternoon treat… or mid-morning treat.
Anyway, I recently came across a “homemade magic shell” pin and was intrigued. And then I was thrilled when I realized it not only required only two ingredients, but it was completely all natural and super easy. Are you ready for this?
Homemade Magic Shell:
- 8 ounces chocolate (I use chocolate chips, but you can also use chocolate bars, chopped)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
It had never occurred to me that coconut oil would be the perfect ingredient for this treat because it liquifies when warm and hardens when cold.
I suggest using quality chocolate; I like the Guittard extra dark chocolate chips because they are dairy free and delightful.
Combine your chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl and melt slowly in the microwave (about 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between) and then let cool for about 5-10 minutes before pouring over your ice cream. Alternately, you could melt your chocolate with a double broiler – but that’s really only for the fancy folk, am I right?
My kids were totally taken with this super cool treat that mom made them and for about 5 minutes, I was the best.mom.ever. Then I made them go to bed and I was the worst again. Ah, well.
Give it a go!