This Ice Magic recipe is a classic! It’s so easy to make with just two ingredients and it hardens instantly when poured over ice cream. Best of all, you can customize it with any flavor you like!
If your family loves to enjoy ice cream during the summer months, then this is the recipe for you. This chocolate ice cream topping is perfect for summer parties and cookouts when you are making homemade ice cream for your friends and family.
Ice Magic Recipe
Ice Magic or Magic Shell as it’s sometimes called was originally invented in Australia where it goes by the name Ice Magic. It’s a chocolate sauce that hardens when you pour it over cold ice cream.
If you love the dipped cones from Dairy Queen, then you will love this homemade version of Ice Magic. Just drizzle this homemade sauce on top of your ice cream and enjoy a sweet family-friendly treat.
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe is a classic! You only need two ingredients to make it, and the hard chocolate shell will harden instantly when poured over ice cream. Kids love the taste of this childhood favorite when it’s poured over a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Easy to make
- Always a hit at parties
- Perfect for picky eaters
If you love homemade ice cream recipes, then next time you may want to try this Peppermint Ice Cream recipe.
You only need two simple ingredients to help you make this ice cream topping recipe. You most likely already have these ingredients on hand in your pantry. However, if you don’t have these ingredients, in one quick trip to the grocery store you will be ready to enjoy this homemade chocolate magic shell recipe.
- milk chocolate chips
- coconut oil
As I mentioned, this recipe is very versatile. You can easily make substitutions or add additional ingredients to change up the flavor of your Ice Magic. Here’s an idea:
Chocolate: Try using dark chocolate chips or another type of chocolate like white chocolate.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need a handful of kitchen tools to help you make this easy ice cream topping recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this chocolate treat.
How to Make This Ice Magic Recipe
Making this magic shell ice cream topping is simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a tasty ice cream topping that your whole family will enjoy in no time at all.
Step 1: Add chocolate and coconut oil to a bowl
Add the chips and coconut oil to a bowl.
Step 2: Microwave until melted and smooth
Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir in between melting.
Step 3: Store in an airtight container
Store in an airtight container. Might need to microwave for a few seconds each use.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
If you want to change up the flavor of your Ice Magic, here are a few ideas:
Peanut Butter: Swirl in 1/4 cup of peanut butter.
Nuts: Add in chopped nuts for a crunchy topping.
Flavor: Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract for a classic flavor.
Butterscotch: You can also use butterscotch chips to make this chocolate coating.
One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s very versatile. Here are a few tips to help you make the best Ice Magic:
- You can use any type of chocolate that you like. I usually use milk chocolate, but feel free to use dark chocolate, white chocolate, or even dairy-free chocolate.
- While the chocolate is melting in the microwave be sure to stir it every 30 seconds to prevent burning.
- If your Ice Magic is too thick, add a little bit more coconut oil. If it’s too thin, add a few more chocolate chips.
- If you want a hard shell topping, pour the Ice Magic over ice cream and allow it to sit for a minute or two before eating.
Do you have questions about this homemade magic shell recipe? Here are the answers to the commonly asked questions about this dessert recipe.
This recipe can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Make sure that your storage place is dark, like a kitchen cupboard. I don’t recommend storing this in the fridge.
You can reheat this recipe by microwaving it for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it melts and is pourable again.
This recipe is typically served over your favorite ice cream. However, you can also enjoy it with fruit, cake, or even on its own. Top your ice cream with bananas, strawberries, cherries, or even caramel sauce for a delicious treat.
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Ice Magic Recipe
- measuring cup and spoon
- large microwave-safe bowl
- spoon or spatula
- airtight container or mason jar
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil
- Add chips and coconut oil to a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir in between melting.
- Store in an air tight container. Might need to microwave for a few seconds each use.
Need to run to the store for a few ingredients first? Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you can find it when you’re ready to cook!