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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Homemade Magic Shell

Remember Magic Shell, the chocolate sauce that hardens over ice cream? It was such a delicious part of childhood. Well, my friend Ashley from Hither & Thither just learned how to whip it up at home with only two ingredients...
Homemade Magic Shell
From Ashley of Hither & Thither


I've learned a terribly wonderful thing. You can make Magic Shell at home. Anytime you want. In a matter of seconds. The secret is coconut oil—which you can find fairly easily these days, and you can use really, really good chocolate chips.

You'll need:
Coconut oil
Chocolate chips

The ratio should be about 2:3 coconut oil to chocolate. Combine the two ingredients in a microwave-safe glass, and, to make a single serving, I'd recommend starting at 30 seconds in the microwave and then stirring. As soon as you have a silky, melted chocolate you’re ready to go. (Just be careful when you pull it out to check, because the oil will be hotter than the chocolate.)

Terribly, sinfully convenient. Am I right?
Thank you so much, Ashley! Looking forward to making this every night this summer:)

P.S. More best recipes, including chocolate ice cream, salted caramel brownies and chocolate pudding.

(Photos by Ashley from Hither & Thither)

49 comments:

Erin said...

My dad, of all people, introduced me to Magic Shell. He was of the school of 'drizzle, take a bit, drizzle more.'

call me debbie said...

I bed I can eat a bunch of them, like this! And then when the bowl will be empty I will eat some more to feel better :D

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Barbara Smith said...

This was one of my favorite culinary discoveries-- and so good for you too! I love to make little candies with chocolate/coconut oil. Silicon ice cube trays make for perfect little truffles--- throw some fruit in and it's even more magical ;)

Mindy said...

OMG I am going to make this for my husband and blow his mind. He always wants to buy it at the store but can never bring himself to spend the money, plus the ingredients are a little scary. I love this simple recipe! Thank you!

Michelle Panting said...

This looks amazing. That ice cream looks delicious and homemade too. Really wishing I had an icecream maker these days.

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Maiz Connolly said...

Will this work in a double boiler instead? That first picture is making me want to run out and buy a microwave!!!

tamara said...

I'm not usually a fan of the Basic Food series, but this is a sweet trick (and vegan friendly). Woo!

Heather said...

two words: doing this.

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Lizzy Lizano said...

Amaze! And whats evening more amazing is I conveniently have all the ingredients in the kitchen already :) Sweet. Thanks!

jm said...

Wow! this looks great.

Ai said...

LOVE magic shell! I've never really liked chocolate syrup, but always loved magic shell! So amazing!!

Jana Miller said...

We do this too but we add peanut butter.
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Deanna Berg said...

My Dad's special treat was ice cream topped with rice crispies that was then topped with magic shell. I haven't thought about that in a really long time and now I want it. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can find rice crispies here in Oslo.

megan golden said...

ugh these photos are making me drool and it's hardly past breakfast time! thanks for sharing :)

megan

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Callie Glorioso-Mays said...

@Maiz Connolly

it would definitely work in a double broiler! :D I've also substituted butter for the coconut oil...it doesn't harden as well, but if you're in a pinch and have a chocolate craving, it turns out okay! :) I whipped it up one day when a friend was visiting and she couldn't stop raving about it.

callie @ this glorious maze

Lisa Pappalardo said...

Oh yum! That's awesome because it is better than all the crap they put in magic shell!

xo Lisa
Making Life's Lemons

Jessica Camerata said...
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Jessica Camerata said...

I've made this before and its so easy and delicious. WAY better than the store bought junk!

xo Jessica

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Kelli @ Life at 818 said...

awesome! thanks for sharing!

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Lindsay Himmer said...

I have never used coconut oil before, does it make the chocolate taste coconutty?

Shana said...

Barbara I love that idea!

Ladies in Navy said...

beautiful photos and YUM!
kw ladies in navy

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Add almond butter or peanut butter in the mix and die from the deliciousness.

Kate Mothes said...

Oh boy oh boy boy! I want to make this soon!! Not to mention that image of ice cream in the jar just made me crave coffee ice cream or chocolate ice cream or some kind of amazing dark ice cream like nothing else. Lovely. :)

Living Notes from NYC said...

That is absolutely AWESOME! Thank you!

eastcoastbird said...

ooh I LOVE Talenti gelato ( the one in the photograph). The banana chocolate chip is to die for!!!

Hanna Lee said...

Goodness, this looks yummy!

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Ashley@MarriedLane said...

This works great with canola or vegetable oil, too (thought it's not as healthy!). I've been doing it for years! :)

Joanna Molly Ballentine Stilley said...

wow... seriously? this has been in our kitchens for years and we never knew! Wonder what else we have hidden in there!

Chloe Moon said...

I have never even heard of magic shell!! I must make this!!! =)

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Anitra Sweet said...

If you use "expeller pressed" coconut oil there isn't any coconut flavor in that.

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dc said...

Brilliant!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

This is brilliant, and a much healthier version too!

LeeLee said...

This sounds and looks divine. I can't wait to try it.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Oh no ...

Fondly,
Glenda

Emilia Diederichs said...

This post is the best! My sister and I were magic shell fiends when we were little! It was always so exciting whenever our Mom would buy it for us. I had no idea you could make your own! I can't wait to try out this recipe xo http://sidandlinda.blogspot.com

Stephanus Sonata said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

This is dangerously simple! And can be made in individual portions. I am definitely in trouble, here!

Helen Phan said...

ohwow, looks delicious!

Rebecca Hambly said...

Sooooo good! You answered my vegan prayers! I have been eating this with vanilla ice cream every night. Cannot. Stop. Will try with peanut butter next!

Rebecca Hambly said...

Sooooo good! You answered my vegan prayers! I have been eating this with vanilla ice cream every night. Cannot. Stop. Will try with peanut butter next!

Rebecca Hambly said...

Sooooo good! You answered my vegan prayers! I have been eating this with vanilla ice cream every night. Cannot. Stop. Will try with peanut butter next!

Rebecca Hambly said...

Sooooo good! You answered my vegan prayers! I have been eating this with vanilla ice cream every night. Cannot. Stop. Will try with peanut butter next!

Rebecca Hambly said...

Woops! Sorry. Too much chocolate!

This is Belgium said...

I am trying to start a diet!

Maiz Connolly said...

You are now officially our summer hero. No microwave, so I put the oil and chips in a glass measuring cup, and put it in a saucepan with a couple of inches of water over a medium flame on the stove. PERFECTION!

Silvermane68 said...

Awesome idea that I'm trying tomorrow! Just a side note though, using the microwave is overkill. Coconut oil has a melting point of about 76 degrees and chocolate about 85 degrees. Maiz has the right idea with the measuring cup and the saucepan of water but it only needs to be on low heat to effectively melt and combine both components.

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