Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

Ever since I had that Mint Moose Tracks ice cream last weekend, I keep thinking about it. I know, that’s kind of sad. I don’t know what it is about the combination of chocolate, mint, and ice cream that is so delicious. Given the fact that I’m trying to drop a few pounds, I should steer clear of cold, creamydesserts, but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

I’m sure many of you have heard of Magic Shell, right? For anyone who hasn’t, it’s basically chocolate sauce that hardens when you pour it over cold ice cream. It gives the ice cream a little shell. It’s pretty amazing stuff. Plus, once it’s hardened, you can hit it with a spoon and it cracks into wonderful pieces of chocolate goodness.

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

While I wish I could say I came up with the homemade version, I didn’t. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers making it and just had to give it a try. When I saw the Nutella version, I couldn’t resist. I was happy to discover that it’s insanely simple and only requires two ingredients.

Let me show you.

Homemade Nutella Magic Shell

Here’s what you’ll need:
1/3 cup Nutella
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Let’s get cooking:

Combine the Nutella and coconut oil in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until combined. If needed, microwave at 10 second intervals, stirring in between. The resulting sauce will be very smooth. Allow to cool slightly.

Then, simply pour over cold ice cream.

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

Yep, it’s truly that simple. I really don’t like to mess around with overly complicated recipes.

I personally love this with mint chocolate chip, but your options are endless.

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

You can store this magic shell in an airtight container at room temperature. Should it harden based on the temperature in your house, just microwave the sauce for a few seconds until smooth.

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

And doesn’t it look totally adorable in these stoneware ice cream cones? I got them from Pottery Barn and they may just be the coolest (no pun intended) pieces of serveware I own. They even havethe little diamond pattern in the cone. Perfection. (PS. They are totally on sale right now!)

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

I mean, they don’t even need anything in them and they look great! Wouldn’t it be fun to have a little ice cream bar and fill them with toppings? So cute.

I also got this vintage-inspired Ice Cream Soda sign. (Also from Pottery Barn and also on sale!) I think it will look perfect on my side porch.

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

Okay, enough talk about ice cream. I need to get back to work.

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

Have you made magic shell at home? If not, have I convinced you to try it?

Nutella Magic Shell

Nutella Magic Shell | Inspired by Charm

By Michael Wurm, Jr. Published: August 29, 2013

    Author: Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Combine the Nutella and coconut oil in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until combined. If needed, microwave at 10 second intervals, stirring in between. The resulting sauce will be very smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
    2. Then, simply pour over cold ice cream.
    3. You can store this magic shell in an airtight container at room temperature. Should it harden based on the temperature in your house, just microwave the sauce for a few seconds until smooth.

      Comments

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          I can’t blame him – it’s fabulous!

          xo Michael

      • girlfromwva at

        Yummy!!! can’t wait to try it!

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Enjoy it!

          xo Michael

      • Lisa at

        Love this idea so much I just ordered the ice cream cones from PB! Thanks Michael!

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Oh yay! I thought about ordering another set too. I have a horrible habit of breaking things. Haha.

          xo Michael

      • Claire @ A Little Claireification at

        Ok, so you are really not helping my waistline this week!! What a great idea and those PB Ice Cream Cones are adorable. I would SO break one of those. lol
        Pinning!
        xo

      • Kelsey at

        Okay this sounds amazing! I love Nutella… I also love the cones and must get my hands on some!!

      • Amy Lynn Michael at

        I think I love you.

      • Birgit Angermann at

        Hi Michael, I am always amazed and happy to see how Nutella becomes more and more part of the american cuisine!! I grew up here in Germany and Nutella was “our peanutbutter”.Although, originally it was only used as spread on our breakfast rolls, it finally made it’s entrance into the german baking/dessert world. I used to live in the US for 20 years, I am back here now for the last 5 years.Since then my daughter that lives in the US with her family, got me interested/addicted to pinterest. The pin about your love for white dishes made me discover your blog, and this is how I saw yet another recipe that includes Nutella.It seem only like yesterday that I introduced my best friend Shelly and then several other ladies to Nutella. Back then everybody was amazed that we spread Chocolate on our bread!!! But it sure didn’t take long to become as well liked as it is here in Germany.
        So that’s about it, but I am glad I discovered your blog and look forward to more inspiration. Wishing you a lovely day Birgit

      • Boni at

        Brilliant! You have just made my weekend! I have made the regular chocolate magic shell but I cannot wait to try this. My kids will love it. Yum. Thanks for sharing!

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          You’re so welcome! Enjoy!

          xo Michael

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          I didn’t notice one. I never really do when using coconut oil.

          xo Michael

      • Eden at

        Michael this is awesome! My husband would LOVE this recipe! He’s ALWAYS raving about the hardshell ice cream cones from Dairy Queen, hahah! I’ll have to try this!! XO

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Eden! Thanks so much for dropping by! Yes – he will totally love it!

          xo Michael

      • Lacey at

        I just made this for me and my boyfriend. It was so amazing. You can still kind of taste the coconut with my coconut oil and I love that. So good even on our plain vanilla bean ice cream

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Glad you and your BF enjoyed the recipe!

          xo Michael

      • Toodie at

        Uh oh, this is DEFINITELY going to be done SOOOON!! Must. Have. Nutella. Hard. Shell.

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Hahaha. It’s quite delicious! Enjoy.

          xo Michael

      • Jaclyn at

        This is genius! I so need to try this it, looks better than any other magic shell out there!

      • valerie at

        I have a question, does it have to be coconut oil? and any suggestions on where i can buy it?? I know a young man who will go GAGA over this and want to make him some :)

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          I don’t have a recipe that doesn’t include coconut oil, so I’m not sure how to make it differently. You could try googling it? I found the coconut oil at Wal-Mart. I live in a pretty small town so I assume it should be readily available. Also, if you live near a Trader Joes or Whole Foods they sell it as well. Good luck!

          xo Michael

      • Whitney@DietitianInTheKitchen at

        Made this last week and made it a second time yesterday – so delicious and simple. Love the fact that you can have homemade magic shell without all the trans fat that’s in the store-bought kind :)

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