DIY Chocolate Magic Shell

Remember that chocolate sauce from your childhood that froze into a shell on your ice cream? If you have chocolate and coconut oil, you can re-create that sweet sorcery at home. Mind = blown!
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crunchy chocolate topping

Recipe by Janet Taylor McCracken

Start to Finish: 15 minutes

Servings: Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 12 oz. white, milk, or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup coconut oil 

  • Ice cream


In a small saucepan, add the chocolate and coconut oil. (Use 1/4 cup coconut oil for white and milk chocolate or 1/3 cup coconut oil for bittersweet chocolate.) Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until melted and smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Drizzle over ice cream. (Or dip ice cream cones in the mixture.) Let stand until the chocolate hardens, 30 to 60 seconds.