Homemade Chocolate Shell Sauce takes minutes to make but tastes better than anything store bought.
One of my fondest childhood memories involves digging into a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate shell sauce – otherwise known as magic shell.
I loved to crack the topping with my spoon to reveal the creamy vanilla ice cream underneath.
Although we try to eat healthy in our house, we all love a sweet treat. During the summer, ice cream is the top of our cravings list.
One night I decided to experiment with making a homemade chocolate shell sauce.
Why did I wait so long? This recipe is easy and the results are better than anything you can buy in the store.
If you are turned off by this recipe because you don’t like coconut oil, it may be that you’ve never bought the right kind of coconut oil.
Try buying refined coconut oil. It has a neutral flavor, so you skip the coconut taste. This is the brand I use.
If you don’t have a double boiler, use a heatproof bowl over a pot of boiling water. I don’t advise microwaving the chocolate.
Homemade Chocolate Shell Sauce
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate.
- Once chocolate is melted, stir in coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- Pour over ice cream. Allow to cool and set before serving (a few minutes).
Truthfully, if I was making this chocolate shell to eat by myself (and boy would I love to!), I would probably add some cinnamon or some cayenne pepper. I think both flavors pair so well with a dark, rich chocolate.
This recipe does make a generous portion. We had plenty leftover. I stored it in the fridge, then just reheated in the double boiler.
What flavor ice cream will you choose to top with your homemade chocolate shell sauce?