The Sauce: Chocolate Magic Shell Sauce – Two ingredients, chocolate and coconut oil, heat into a chocolate coating for a frozen dessert that hardens in seconds.
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Do you believe in magic?
For a few extra cents you can buy a soft serve, swirly ice cream cone dipped in chocolate. It takes mere seconds to harden. It’s magic! Take your first bite cracking open the chocolate for cold creamy dessert with a hard chocolate shell.
While the boardwalk on the Jersey Shore rebuilds, again, and summer carnivals lay dormant for the winter you don’t even need a trip to Dairy Queen. Enjoy this ice cream favorite right at home. It makes a fast and easy dessert sauce with just 2 ingredients you can keep in your cupboard. When you’ve out done yourself on the appetizer and main courses, surprise your guests with a simple dessert that conjures up sweet memories.
You might also enjoy Peach Semifreddo, Raspberry Delight, Hot Fudge Sauce, Chocolate Syrup, Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Raspberry Torte, Strawberries Seurat, German Chocolate Pie Shooters, Berries Van Gogh, Peppermint Patties, Chocolate Truffles and Peanut Butter Balls.
Recipe: Chocolate Magic Shell Sauce
Prep Time: 1 Minute | Cook Time: 2 Minutes | Yield: 4 Servings | Level: Easy
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 1/3 cup refined coconut oil
Special Equipment – small bowl
1 Place small pieces or chunks of chocolate in a dish with refined coconut oil. Heat in 10-15 second intervals, stirring to combine until most of the chocolate is melted. Stir to allow the residual heat to melt the remaining pieces.
2 Spoon over ice cream let stand for 30-60 seconds until it hardens.
Use a good quality chocolate. If using a block of chocolate, chopping it into pieces helps it to melt evenly.
Chocolate chips can also be used but the flavor and color of the chocolate will depend on the quality.
Refined coconut oil is flavorless so the sauce turns out very chocolatey. You can also use unrefined coconut oil if you would like a chocolate/coconut flavored sauce.
Chocolate Magic Shell Sauce keeps in the fridge for several weeks. It hardens when chilled. Place it into the microwave to loosen the chocolate from the bowl or container then cut in chunks and reheat.
You can add some fun colors and textures on the top of the sauce. Try chopped nuts like peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews or macadamias. You could use toasted coconut, sprinkles, granola, etc. Make sure you have the sprinkles ready so that once you spoon on the magic sauce you can add them quickly before the sauce hardens.
Serve over vanilla, chocolate or specialty ice cream flavors like my favorite, Coconut Joy. Try Chocolate Mint Chip, German Chocolate, Caramel Praline Crunch, Butter Pecan, Neapolitan, Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl, Rocky Road, Strawberry Cheesecake, Banana Split, Raspberry, Chocolate Cookie Dough, Vanilla Fudge Twirl, Chocolate Chip, Cookies and Cream…
Spoon over a scoop of homemade Peach or Raspberry Semifreddo.
Try mixing a smidgen of cinnamon, ancho chili powder or five spice powder into the chocolate for some exotic combinations.
Freeze a peeled banana. Dip in chocolate sauce and then chopped nuts.
- Exchange dark for milk chocolate.
Inspiration – Helen Horton
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Chocolate Magic Shell Sacue
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: September 27, 2013