Wednesday, April 6, 2011


This fast and fun recipe is a delicious chocolate sauce and when you put it on something cold, it turns hard like commercial "Magic Shell" (except a lot more budget friendly). Don't restrict it to ice cream though, how about frozen bananas?

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup butter
¼ cup canola oil
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat the chocolate, butter and oil until the chocolate melts. I do this in the microwave, starting at 30 seconds on high, then stir, then 15 more seconds and stir and a final 15 seconds and stir. At first, it will seem like the ingredients don't want to blend, but whisk it for 10-15 seconds and it will go together beautifully. Once it is smooth, whisk in the vanilla extract.

Cool to room temperature, (you can use it right away, but while it is still hot it will take a few seconds for it to harden on ice cream).

NOTE: If you use your microwave to melt the chocolate, watch it carefully, since your microwave might cook faster or slower than mine and chocolate scorches easily.

NOTE: With the addition of butter & oil, I thought this might have a greasy taste, but it does NOT. While warm (which is my favorite) this has a velvety texture, almost like the best hot fudge sundae taste.


Mini Baker said...

omg. thank you so much for posting this. my mom is OBSESSED with magic shell!

Mr. Bill said...

Thanks!! Love your chocolate contributions!!

charlotte mgcc said...

thank you thank you thank you!!!!
I love the hard shell chocolate, and love that I can now make my own.

betty r said...

I have been buying this stuff but sure like the idea of homemade much better:)

teresa said...

oh cool! we've bought the stuff in the bottle before, but i love that you can make it yourself.

Peggy Clyde. said...

You have such great recipes. Thanks for another great chocolate one.

Sonya said...

Oh cool! I love this idea..bookmarking for sure :)

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, I have been looking for-evah for a good chocolate fudge sauce like this. THANK YOU!!