Summertime Treat: DIY Chocolate Shell Recipe

Summertime Treat: DIY Chocolate Shell Recipe | thegoodstuff

Growing up we would always stop at the local soft serve ice cream store and, if we were lucky, get to order the chocolate dipped cone. You can recreate the magic of a chocolate shell topping at home with our DIY magic shell recipe. All you need is two ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. You can even let the kids get in on the fun by dipping and sprinkling their individual masterpieces!

DIY Chocolate Shell Recipe



  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil



Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and add the coconut oil. Put the bowl in the microwave and melt in 1-minute increments. You can store in a container and heat up prior to serving. If it thickens, add a little more coconut oil and stir to thin out. Create an ice cream bar and let your kids dip their ice cream cones in your homemade chocolate shell.

Looking for more fun food bar ideas? Check out our 5 food bar ideas and guide to creating your very own ice cream bar!

More chocolate shell recipes

The fun doesn’t end there. We found four creative, tasty ways to use your homemade chocolate shell.

1. Ice Cream Sundae Cookie Cups


Source: Lovely Little Kitchen

Turn a roll of refrigerated cookie dough into cookies for mini ice cream sundaes topped with your chocolate shell recipe.

2. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Ice Pops


Source: Chocolate & Carrots

Want a cold treat but don’t have ice cream? Take an ice pop from the fridge and dip in your hard chocolate shell. The kids will love it!

3. Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Banana Pops


Source: Happiness is Homemade

Use dark chocolate chips and create a healthier frozen treat with frozen bananas and nuts.

4. Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Homemade Chocolate Shell


Source: Sugar and Charm

Try dipping your baked doughnuts in your homemade chocolate shell and skip the frosting. Sprinkle and eat. Repeat.

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