Instant Chocolate Hard Shell


A delicious chocolate candy shell topping for ice cream made in less than 5 minutes using just two ingredients. After trying recipe after recipe that turned out either rock hard or thick and gummy, I read the ingredient list on a bottle of the store-bought stuff and came up with this! Drizzle on top of your favorite ice cream.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
6 mins
2 cups


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • cup coconut oil


  1. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, mixing well each time, until mixture is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. It takes about 1 minute of stirring until they fully mix together. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.


You can use any oil that has no flavor or has a flavor compatible with chocolate and your ice cream — canola or soybean work ok here, but the coconut oil sends the flavor over the top and makes it a tad crunchier.

Add more oil for a thinner, crispier shell; add less for a thicker shell.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 38mg 1%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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