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Cracked chocolate magic shell with vanilla ice cream to show the texture in a brown bowl

Chocolate Magic Shell topping for ice cream

Chocolate Magic shell is really easy to make at home with only 2 ingredients. Its vegan, gluten free and the perfect topping for ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes etc. Make this a thing for your kids next birthday!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 164kcal
Author Richa


  • 200 Grams Chocolate dark+milk
  • 2.5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil


  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces so it melts easily and evenly.
  • Add chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for 15 seconds. Mix and microwave for an additional 15 seconds if required. Continue this until the chocolate and coconut have melted. The mixture must be glossy and smooth.
  • Alternatively you can place it in a bowl and cook it over a water bath for 1-2 minutes or until smoothly melted.
  • Set the chocolate mixture aside. Scoop your favourite ice cream into a bowl. Pour the chocolate mix over it. You can also dip scooped ice cream straight into the chocolate.
  • Allow the shell to harden for a few seconds. Enjoy!


  1. Chocolate: I prefer to use a mix of 50:50 milk chocolate to dark chocolate but this is flexible
  2. Serving Size: The serving size is estimated as sauce required for two scoops of ice cream to form a hard chocolate shell
  3. Add Ons: Sprinkle some chopped nuts, fruits or sprinkles once you pour the chocolate sauce as additional fun toppings
  4. You can microwave the ingredients together to melt coconut oil and chocolate or you can also use a double boiler


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg