Ice cream is a basic necessity during the summer months. And with any good ice cream, you’ll need this sugar cone magic shell.
When I was a kid, we used to go over into Burlington, New Jersey for different things – mainly trips to my aunt’s house. And often times, especially during the summer, we’d stop at Dairy Queen on the way home. To this day, I associate that drive with Dairy Queen, right there on the main drag into and out of Burlington. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Dairy Queen but man, I am basically always craving a dip top cone.
These days, it’s known better as magic shell. It’s a hard, shell-like topping on the ice cream flavor of your choice that is sweet, slightly crispy, melty and wonderful. As a kid, I’d always order the chocolate dip top – a vanilla cone with chocolate magic shell. But now, you can try a million different magic shell variations! I considered what flavor to make when I set out to make my magic shell and briefly considered chocolate pretzel. But I took my favorite childhood treat and made it into a more current, fun dessert by adding crushed up sugar cones into my magic shell. It’s getting the best of all worlds in one dessert.
For any magic shell, you’ll need coconut oil. Coconut oil is what gives it that hard shell. But from there, you can have fun! Chop up some pretzels, add in some peppermints, swirl in a little peanut butter. Do what makes you happy and what reminds you of being a carefree kid!
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 sugar ice cream cones, crushed
- Place the coconut oil and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.
- If not yet completely melted, place back in the microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted.
- Stir in the crushed cones. It is now ready to use.