Homemade Coconut Magic Shell

Homemade magic shell

Ohhhhh, it’s the beginning of the year and you expected a healthy recipe?????
Come on you guys, I thought you knew me better than that.

Just pretend it’s March, you will be off your diet by then.

Picture this……..

A sleepover with 6 teenage boys.

All wanting ice cream with all the fancy toppings.

Whipped cream, sprinkles, cherries, caramel sauce, Magic Shell.
All 6 bowls of vanilla and chocolate ice cream are scooped.
“Who wants Magic Shell”, I yell.
“I do”, all 6 boys yell.

I pull the magic shell from the pantry and the bottle feels quite light. ( que, slight brow sweat)
I squeeze it over the first bowl of ice cream and it just barely covers the top.
Moving on to the second bowl, I realize not an ounce more will come out of the bottle.

All these boys want magic shell and now I’m out.
My Pj’s are on and I am looking like a hot mess, a trip to the store is completely out of the question.
What to do, what to do???????

Make my own.
Y’all, it’s super quick and easy to make your own if you are in a pinch. (Nothing beats the real deal though)Just get yourself some good quality semi-sweet chocolate and Crisco Coconut Oil. (coconut extract optional)

homemade magic shell

FYI: For coconut lover and coconut haters……
Pick up the refined coconut oil if you do not want any coconut flavor and omit the coconut extract.
If you like coconut flavor, grab the unrefined variety and use the coconut extract.

homemade magic shell

I love using a tad bit coconut extract to pump up the coconut flavor.

homemade magic shell

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil gently in the microwave, add the extract and stir until smooth.

Homemade magic shell

That’s it you guys!

Easy peasy…I told you.

homemade magic shell

You may be asking why to use coconut oil. Well, coconut oil hardens when it is exposed to cold.  Ice cream is pretty cold and this is where the magic happens.

homemade magic shell

You see that picture above? That is some serious snappy and crispy goodness!!!!!

homemade magic shell

So you guys, when you are in a pickle and totally out of Magic Shell, make your own!

Don’t feel like if you buy a big tub of coconut oil you will never use it all.
Coconut oil can be used for a bazillion things. Aside from the uses in the kitchen. Coconut oil is great for moisturizing hair and skin. It’s a great makeup remover. Just google “coconut oil uses” and you will be blown away on what you find!
I actually use coconut oil in my smoothies, in my coffee and I even give a small scoop to my dog everyday!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Homemade Coconut Magic Shell
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2 cups
Homemade Magic Shell
  • 10 oz. bag Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (60% Cacao)
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons Crisco Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1½ tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon Coconut Extract (optional)
  1. In a large bowl or large measuring up, add the chocolate chips, coconut oil, corn syrup and coconut extract.
  2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove and stir.
  3. Return to microwave oven. Microwave on high for another 30 seconds, remove and stir.
  4. Microwave another 15-20 seconds. remove and stir until smooth.
  5. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Pour desired amount over ice cream and allow to harden for 30 seconds before digging in!
Can be stored covered at room temperature for several months. Just stir prior to using.
If your house is COLD and it starts to harden, just pop in the microwave for a few seconds to liquify and stir.

This post is sponsored by Crisco. I have received compensation for my work and time. All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. 1

    Not to mention this homemade stuff is WAY healthier than the brand name stuff. 2 T. of Magic Shell has 16 grams of fat!!! What in the world? #1ingredient–hydrogenated oil. So gross to me. I won’t buy it even though the boys want me to, but I will for sure make this!

  2. 3

    I am definitely trying this! So much better!