Homemade Chocolate Almond Magic Shell

Homemade Magic Shell

Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves! If you need a fun, quick treat to celebrate the day (and by day, I mean any day, not just today’s holiday…), check out this recipe for homemade magic shell chocolate ice cream topping.⁠

Homemade Magic Shell

Chocolate Almond Magic Shell

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 204kcal
This magical ice cream topping will be your new go-to for jazzing up sundaes.
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  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil over medium-low heat on the stovetop, stirring often, or in a microwavable bowl in the well, microwave, heating at 30-second intervals.⁠
  • Stir in the almond extract. Allow to cool slightly before putting on your ice cream. You can store the extra sauce in a microwave-safe container. When it's time to use again, reheat the whole container, again in 30-second increments. You can do this three or four times before it loses its luster.⁠


  • Want to get even fancier? Check out my post with Milwaukee Mom for homemade truffles!⁠ Many thanks to Hudsonville Ice Cream for the opportunity to play with desserts. #coalmines


  • Look for dairy-free chocolate chips and you’re good to go!


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg

I like the sauce over ice cream or strawberries, but I’m sure you could get creative with other fruit or even baked goods. That little hint of almond makes anything taste amazing!! Let me know what deliciousness you come up with by tagging us on Instagram.