Homemade Hard Chocolate Sauce from growingupgabe.com @thegabels #recipe #dessert
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A few years ago I got rid of all the “vegetable” and canola oil in my pantry because I couldn't figure out what the oils were made out of.  Have you ever read the ingredient list on canola oil — it says “canola oil”! Gee, thanks!   I went looking for alternatives and now I keep olive oil, grapeseed oil and coconut oil in my pantry.   My preferred brand of coconut oil is Tropical Traditions.   I usually order coconut oil from them in a 5 gallon bucket.


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Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the  advantages of buying coconut oil online.

Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Coconut oil is unique in that it solidifies at 76 degrees.  In the winter, it's solid and in the summer, it's liquid.   This quality also means that coconut oil is perfect for making homemade Magic Shell!   As soon at the mixture hits the cold ice cream, it begins to harden.  I love it!


Homemade Magic Shell


  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil


  1. Combine chips and oil in a small pot.
  2. Melt over low heat.
  3. Allow to cool slightly before using on ice cream (or it will melt the ice cream).
  4. Store leftovers in a jar. You may need to re-heat it if your kitchen is below 76 degrees.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2345kcal Calories from fat 1570
% Daily Value
Total Fat 174g 268%
Saturated Fat 135g 675%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Carbohydrate 192g 64%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 175g
Protein 13g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Homemade Hard Chocolate Sauce from growingupgabe.com @thegabels #recipe #dessert
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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4 comments on “Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Sauce That Hardens

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  2. Amazing! This magic shell chocolate topping sounds delicious! I also am picky about my oils but have not tried coconut oil. I will definitely try it out now. Thanks!

  3. You know, I’ve seen magic shell recipes, but it never dawned on me that you can make it with coconut oil too! Very cool….definitely going to try.

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