Homemade Chocolate Shell Topping for Ice Cream

When I spied this recipe on the website of fellow Mom Central grant winner Jessica Nunemaker, I thought WOW!!! Homemade Magic Shell!! I wonder if it really works?!  See, I LOVE Magic Shell.  What I don’t love is how my kids eat ours and never leave me any.  Oh sure, they’ll stow the empty bottle back in the cabinet, so I THINK there’s magic shell to be had.  I get all excited, oooh BOY, I’m gonna have a sundae!!!  I scoop my ice cream and grab the bottle and squeeze.  But no magic, no shell – just a fake-out spit of spray that leaves me stewing.  Well, friends, NO MORE!  This recipe really works and it couldn’t be simpler.  Melt a half cup of chocolate chips with two tablespoons unsalted butter.  If you are patient (kudos to you) use the stove top; if you are truly hungry (like me) just put the chips & butter in a microwave safe bowl and nuke for a minute.  Stir until smooth and pour over ice cream.  No crazy additives or unpronounceable preservatives, just butter and chocolate and happiness.  Oh my.

Yields 4 servings.

SODIUM CONTENT: scant trace per serving


1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
2 T. unsalted butter


Melt chocolate chips and butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over ice cream and top as desired. ENJOY!

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