Tuesday, July 1

Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Syrup

It only takes two ingredients and a microwave to make homemade magic shell for your next ice cream sundae

Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Syrup for Ice Cream

There's nothing quite like a scoop of ice cream topped with instantly-hardening magic shell chocolate sauce to bring back memories of childhood. As a kid, we would get the occasional dipped soft serve cone from Dairy Queen or a store-bought bottle of Magic Shell to add to our homemade sundaes and it was so fun to watch the sauce turn into a hard chocolate shell on top of the ice cream. This article from Food52 shows how to make the magic shell at home, although I tweaked with the proportions a little bit to make a thicker, more chocolatey sauce. All you need is some good quality chocolate, coconut oil, and a microwave (I almost always have both ingredients in my pantry). It's obviously the perfect pairing to a scoop of ice cream, but you could also try dipping frozen bananas, strawberries, cheesecake bites, etc. like a reverse chocolate fondue. It's a fun thing to make for kids, but trust me that friends and family of all ages will be delighted to make their own magic shell sundaes at home.

Related Recipes:
- Blackberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
- Salted Caramel Banana Royale
- Pecan-Oatmeal-Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Syrup:
  • Place 4 oz. semisweet chocolate and 1/4 c. coconut oil in a microwavable container.
  • Microwave for about 1 minute, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Let the sauce cool a bit if needed, then spoon over ice cream.

Makes about eight sundaes