Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vegan Ice Magic In Minutes

I used to love ice magic or magic shell as it appears to be called in the US but Toby has never had it. For those of you who aren't familiar it's a chocolate topping that hardens when put on ice cream to make a nice crunchy topping. I've been admiring a few recipes for vegan magic ice cream for a few weeks including Vegan Dad's recipe but quickly settled on this once because it is easier and I figured coconut oil was better for you. I had a hard time finding coconut oil but eventually found it at IGA (in Brunswick) so could give this incredibly simple recipe a go:

HomeMade Ice Magic or Magic Shell from the Accidental Vegetarian

1 cup coconut oil

about 1-2 cups semi-sweet, bittersweet, or dark chocolate chips or chunks

1. Melt the coconut oil over very low heat in a small saucepan.

2. A little at a time, whisk in the chocolate chips, until the mixture resembles very thin, chocolate syrup. We needed about 1 1/2 cups.

Pour over ice cream and allow it to set, took about 30 seconds:

The accidental vegetarian suggests keeping it at room temperature but I have been keeping it in the fridge for a few days and simply reheating it when I wanted more. I would suggest making half or even a quarter the amount since this makes a lot.

It tasted and felt just as I had remembered it. So making this again and again.


  1. Teehee, when I drizzled melted coconut oil on my frozen-ish smoothie the other day and it hardened, I called it magic shell too! Don't know why I didn't think to add chocolate and make it properly, though. Thanks for the recipe, K!

  2. Ooooh.

    I'm guessing copha (plus chocolate) would work too, or even buying some plain (food grade) cocoa butter to mix with the dark chocolate.

  3. Hannah, it's pretty good!

    Joanne, yeh copha but would probably work too, maybe not as healthy. Coco butter is a great idea though.