Chocolate “Magic Shell” Ice Cream Topping

A super easy chocolate sauce that hardens on cold ice cream.


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


In a microwave-safe dish (like a glass measuring cup, or a half-pint or pint-sized mason jar), microwave the chocolate and coconut oil in 20-second bursts, stirring very well in between, until sauce is smooth (about 2 minutes).


  • Works well with any kind of chocolate chip– white chocolate is awesome, and if you’re looking for vegan or dairy-free white chocolate, we love No Whey White Polar Dream Bars. Enjoy Life makes allergy-friendly chocolate chips, too.
  • Try peanut butter or sun butter instead of or in addition to the chocolate chips.
  • Leftover sauce can be stored in the fridge for a week or two. Microwave in 20-second bursts to reheat, stirring between each burst.
  • Be patient! Chocolate will burn or seize up very quickly, especially in the microwave where hot spots can build up in the mixture. The chocolate should melt in 2-3 minutes, depending on your microwave and the temperature of the starting ingredients. Don’t rush it!

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