You can whip up this nostalgic treat in a flash using two ingredients and your microwave oven. A rich, homemade Chocolate Magic Shell you’ll want to put on everything all year-long.
I love to reminisce. Love it. A song can come on the radio and immediately blast me back to my teen years….even to a very specific moment. A smell can remind me of a certain person, a best friend, a bad date, a room in my childhood home. Food is no different, there are foods that I only had as a child and then either forgot about or couldn’t find in the store. Or the ingredient list is so long and foreign I feel irresponsible feeding those things to my kids so I don’t buy them. OR I make them myself.
Remember Magic Shell? It was one of my favorite things growing up. I was so fascinated by how something so watery and liquid would freeze in seconds when poured over a bowl of ice cream. I always used more than necessary and, inevitably, would end up chiseling my way through the shell with a spoon to get to the ice cream. Like a mini gold mining expedition….but in a small bowl…on my lap. Ok, I guess it’s not even remotely the same thing but this was what I would think about while digging my way to dessert. I even kicked my favorite hot fudge sauce to the curb for a jar of this!
I see recipes on Pinterest for Magic Shell all the time but the few times I’ve tried them they’ve either been too firm and didn’t cover the ice cream or too liquid they slid off the surface before hardening. I tweaked the recipe to find the perfect ratio of ingredients and THIS, my friends, is exactly like the real thing. And it’s so easy, you can enlist your kids to help in the kitchen. And they will LOVE spooning the chocolate sauce over their ice cream and frozen treats!
I’m still fascinated like a little girl whenever I use this “magic” chocolate sauce….but now I know what ingredients are in it and won’t feel guilty if I over indulge a bit. Even when I drench a bowl of my homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with it!
Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell
- 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, mix together the oil and chocolate chips. Microwave 1 minute, stopping at 20 seconds increments to stir thoroughly and continuing until all the chocolate is melted.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.