Homemade Magic Shell (Ice Cream topping)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A homemade version of the hard shell ice cream topping


  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter together.
  2. Cool.
  3. When ready to serve pour over ice cream.
Most Helpful

This did not work for me. It did not get hard. It was very thick. Thicker than a hot fudge. I tried a different and healthier recipe using coconut oil and it worked wonderfully and tasted awesome!

allmyharts April 25, 2013

My family loves Magic Shell but I don't get it often, but as easy as this is I will from now on. I used a combo of milk chocolate and semi sweet, and it turned out perfect. Served over homemade french vanilla ice cream. Tastes even better than the real thing, I also made it in the microwave for ease.

Bonnie G #2 February 13, 2013

I made this for my husband on the fly b/c he is a magic shell-lover and we didn't have any on hand for his ice cream. He likes it even better than the original! Thanks for sharing--it's so easy and very tasty. To make it, I put semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl with the chopped butter and zapped it in the microwave on full power for 40 seconds, stirred, and zapped for another 20 seconds and stirred again. That was enough to get it completely melted and smooth.

Vraklis September 01, 2009