Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell


1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey (or your choice of sweetener)
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of sea salt


Gently melt everything together over very low heat (don't want it to boil!) or use a double boiler. Taste and adjust according to your preferences. Pour into a small glass mason jar or a plastic container (easy to squeeze).




Helen Pitlick's picture

This is great! I loved chocolate dipped ice cream as a kid, and now as a health-conscious semi-adult I am looking forward to trying your homemade version.

Alisa Escanlar's picture

Thanks for this recipe! This dip brings back a lot of memories from childhood...I'm definitely making this :)


You can revisit your sweet childhood memories of magic shells with no guilty feelings! This homemade Chocolate Magic Shell is more delicious than the distant memory of Magic Shells at your local ice cream shop! I wasn't a big fan of the Magic Shell as a kid because the flavor wasn't appealing and I felt like it was in the way of the real good stuff: the ice cream. Now, I am happy to say that this stuff rocks! The secret ingredient to making the "hard shell" is... coconut oil. For those of you who might not know, coconut oil's melting point is around 72 F and hardens very quickly when the temp. is less then 70 F. The coconut oil makes an ideal, healthy (and frugal!!) Magic Shell and you can avoid the nasty (my opinion) kinds in the stores!

You don't have to refrigerate this amazing stuff because the coconut oil naturally preserves the mixture. Ours lasted almost 2 weeks (on the shelf) before it was used up and tasted great! If you decide to put it in the fridge... expect it to turn into a hard lump and you will need to let it sit in hot water before using.


6 servings


Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 10:34pm


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