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How To Make Your own Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

Updated on July 16, 2014


  • 2cups chocolate chips
  • 1cups butter or coconut oil

Make Your Own Magic Shell Right At Home!

Making your very own magic shell ice cream topping is so easy. It only requires two simple ingredients. The traditional recipe calls for chocolate chips and butter. If you are feeling more adventurous you can try butterscotch, peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips. If you use white chocolate chips you could also add rainbow sprinkles. The possibilities are endless.

Another great thing about making your own ice cream topping at home is that you can make a single serving size or enough for a whole party. The recipe calls for one part oil for two parts chocolate chips. But of course the best part of making your own is that it saves you money.

So try this great recipe you will not be disappointed!

Use coconut oil

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Homemade Magic Shell

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 min
Ready in: 6 min
Yields: 6

Or use butter


Putting It All Together

  1. Pour your chocolate chips and butter into a bowl and microwave it for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Then take it out of the microwave and stir.
  3. You can use it right away. Just pour over your ice cream and enjoy!

Dip it in your favorite fruit!

Some Fun Variations To Try!

Try different chip varieties

Cherry chips

White chocolate chips

Butterscotch chips

Peaunut butter chips

Crush up your favorite candy to sprinkle into the mix

Crushed oreos

Crushed heath bar

Crushed butterfinger

Crushed candy cane

Sprinkle with a fun topping


rainbow sprinkles

rice crispies

Pour it on your ice cream cone!

Try white chocolate topping over peach mango sherbert

Slumber party fun!

A great idea for a birthday or slumber party. Dip ice cream cones filled with ice cream into magic shell ice cream topping. For something a little different try pouring cake batter into ice cream cones and bake. Then dip into your magic shell topping dip in sprinkles and refrigerate until ready to serve. The kids will love this colorful unique dessert.

A Tropical Twist!

For a tropical magic shell topping try white chocolate chips over a sherbet. Add a little extra fresh tropical fruit such as crushed pineapple or toasted coconut to top it off. This would be a fantastic dessert to serve at your next pool party or luau.

Save it for later

For peanut butter lovers only!

There is just something special about that good old chocolate peanut butter combination. If you love peanut butter and chocolate try this delicious combination. Chocolate ice cream covered in magic shell made from peanut butter chips and coconut oil. To top it off sprinkle with toasted crushed peanuts or crushed heath candy bar!

Save it for later

One of the best things about making your own magic shell ice cream topping is that you can make a small single serving sized batch or you can make enough for leftovers. Any left over topping can be stored in the refrigerator for later use. Just reheat when ready to use. So convenient!

About the author

My name is Karen Shiley. I live in the beautiful evergreen Washington state. I have an adventurous spirit and love to share what I learn with everyone. I like science, gardening, cooking, reading, daytrips and above all else my amazing family who supply me with endless amusment and happiness. I originally published this article on 2/1/13.


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