How to Make Magic Shell

Magic shell is such a simple, genius concept. It’s essentially chocolate melted with coconut oil and when it’s drizzled over something cold – like ice cream and milkshakes – it firms up into a hard, shell-like consistency – hence the name “magic shell.”

I’ve been using it to top frozen desserts for a while now and wanted to share my favorite technique. Find it below, along with a few ideas for how to use it!

How to Make Magic Shell

2-Ingredient Vegan Magic Shell! The perfect topper for ice cream, milkshakes, and more!Author Minimalist Baker Print SAVE SAVED

5 from 4 votes Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 7 minutes Servings 12 (1-Tbsp servings)Course DessertCuisine VeganFreezer Friendly NoDoes it keep? 3-4 Days (reheat after refrigerating)

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US Customary – Metric3/4 cup vegan dark chocolate (finely chopped // I love Trader Joe’s 72% cacao Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Bars)1 Tbsp coconut oil


Add chopped chocolate and coconut oil to a small mixing bowl and microwave in 30-second increments until fully melted and creamy, stirring occasionally to aid in the melting process. If you don’t have or don’t use a microwave, melt over a double boiler on the stove top.Now you have magic shell! To use, spoon over cold desserts, such as ice cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Milkshakes, or frappuccinos!


*This recipe is not my original concept, but rather inspired by store-bought magic shell.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 12 servings)

Serving: 1 one-Tbsp servings Calories: 50 Carbohydrates: 4.5 g Protein: 0.6 g Fat: 3.4 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 6 mg Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 3.9 g

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