Mocha shell ice cream topping


Did you realize how ridiculously easy it is to make "Magic Shell" - the hardened chocolate topping of our youth (depending on your age, of course)? It's literally just two ingredients - chocolate and coconut oil. The "magic" was watching the topping change from an ooey gooey sauce to a hard chocolate shell and then cracking it to get a chunk of chocolate with each bite of ice cream.

By now we all know that Coffee Syrup and chocolate are heavenly together, so I've added some for even more magical, chocolatey, delicious goodness!


  • 4 oz chocolate, chopped (or approx 3/4 cup choc chips)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp Coffee Syrup

Melt chips, coconut oil and Coffee Syrup in metal or glass bowl placed over a pot of simmering water. Do not let the water touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir until melted.  (Alternatively, microwave ingredients - in a glass bowl - in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.)

Let cool a bit. Pour over ice cream and let it sit for a minute to harden. Crack and enjoy!