Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Magic Shell" Ice Cream Topping

    A friend of mine recently mentioned that her husband has been making a homemade, healthier version of Magic Shell ice cream topping. As they say on the Smucker's website, "This topping magically freezes in seconds on your ice cream to create a candy-coated topping that can be broken and mixed right in with the ice cream." The other day I found a recipe online and made a batch to share with some friends. It was a hit all around, and has no mystery ingredients. It's also super easy to make, can be made low sugar (depending on what kind of chocolate you use, and is vegan. I changed the recipe slightly, and share it here for your eating pleasure (and at the insistence of my facebook friends!)

Magic Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

1/2 C Coconut Oil*
12 oz. Chocolate Chips (about 1 1/2 C)**
1/2 t Vanilla

Melt Coconut Oil and Chocolate in a pan over low heat. Add Vanilla, and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature before drizzling over your ice cream and enjoying the magic!

Store in a jar at room temperature. If it gets too hard, microwave or warm the jar in some hot water to bring it back to a liquid state.

*If you don't like the taste of coconut, it's okay to use refined coconut oil.
**You can use whatever chocolate you like best, dark or milk. I used about 70% cocao, as I prefer a bittersweet chocolate to balance the sweetness of the ice cream. 

    I think this would also make a great alternate coating for one of our favorite frozen banana treats, PopperBanas


  1. THANKIN' YOU! Do you stir in the vanilla after or
    during the melting process, or does it matter? Sure
    looks yummy ; )

  2. Oh, sorry! I add it in after it's melted, but I don't think it would matter. I changed the recipe to be more clear.

  3. Zenaida Buck12:55 PM

    Yummy! Our menu is so much better because of you!

  4. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Yikes! Please don't consume refined coconut oil. All the nourishing goodness of coconut oil is in the raw, virgin kind. I do love this recipe, thanks for posting! It's fun with kids and adults :)


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