Last updated on July 8th, 2019
How To Make Homemade Magic Shell – 3 Flavors!
Step up your ice cream game with a homemade magic shell! If you’re looking for a refreshing treat this summer, whip up one of these 2 minute magic shell recipes and watch your kids go bananas (note: this frozen banana recipe is a pretty big win too ? )! Choose from classic chocolate, salted peanut butter or my personal favorite- caramel!
Confession: up until a few weeks ago, I actually had no idea what a magic shell was. Insanity, right? And when I did learn about it, it was a MIND BLOWN situation. I mean, how could I not know!?
The truth is, like everyone else, I effing love ice cream. All ice cream. And since going dairy free (read about my tips for dairy free here) that hasn’t changed. One bit.
Normally I now buy coconut or cashew ice cream (this caramel is my all time fav) but I never even thought to make my own topping.
How I Fell In Love With These Syrups
Once I figured out how simple it is (and thanks to enjoy life chocolate chips it’s easy to keep it dairy free!) I became obsessed. Everything had to have a magic shell hehe
Which means for about two weeks after, all smoothie bowls also had a magic shell with coconut oil on them. Seriously, obsessed.
And while I do love chocolate (and especially this Coconut Oil), I thought: why only limit to chocolate? Why not have more awesome flavors?
And then my taste buds exploded.
Haha okay just kidding. But seriously, making a homemade magic shell recipe just got more awesome.
So, I also whipped up a salted peanut butter- because really, who doesn’t love peanut butter? And for the record, peanut butter and chocolate magic shells taste blissfully awesome together. And I came up with a caramel.
The funny thing is, regular, sugar filled caramel isn’t my favorite flavor. But the homemade, vegan version of it I love.
And ice cream has never been the same since.
These homemade magic shell recipes are so freaking easy and so utterly delicious. They’re dairy free, gluten free and vegan. Made with food you already have in your cupboard and no basic sugar added. They’re perfect.
I made them into small batches (about 1/8cup of each) but I have small servings. If you’re handing these out to a few kids, double up. The plus side is that you can store them in jars and either keep them on the counter for future use or throw them in the fridge and reheat when you need them.
Add the homemade magic shell to ice cream, smoothies, nice cream or smoothie bowls. Anything super cold works. And trust me, they make everything better ?
Ingredients In The Homemade Magic Shell
Salted Peanut Butter
- 1 tbs Coconut Oil
- 2 tbs Natural peanut butter
- Pinch of Sea salt (less than 1/8th tsp)
How To Make The Magic Shells
For all the flavors: in a small pot, melt the coconut oil over low heat. Turn the heat off and stir in the remaining ingredients until combined.
For the chocolate, keep the pot on the burner to melt the chocolate chips. Do not leave the burner on though as the chocolate will burn.
Use immediately by pouring the magic shell overtop of the ice cream. Watch it harden, top with your favorite crunchy things (almonds, peanuts etc) and enjoy!
Makes about 1/8th cup of each.
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Homemade Magic Shell – 3 Flavors!
- Classic Chocolate
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 3 tbs chocolate chips
- Salted PB
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 2 tbs natural peanut butter
- Pinch of sea salt
- Healthy Caramel
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 2 tbs natural creamy almond butter
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- For all the flavors: in a small pot, melt the coconut oil over low heat. Turn the heat off and stir in the remaining ingredients until combined.
- For the chocolate, keep the pot on the burner to melt the chocolate chips. Do not leave the burner on though as the chocolate will burn.
- Use immediately by pouring the magic shell overtop of the ice cream. Watch it harden, top with your favorite crunchy things (almonds, peanuts etc) and enjoy!
- Makes about 1/8th cup of each.
Make summertime even better with these homemade magic shell flavors! Choose your favorites from classic chocolate, salted peanut butter or healthy caramel. All the options are made in under two ingredients, super tasty, gluten free and vegan. Your ice cream will never be the same.