This Sugar-Free Magic Shell is everything like the sugar filled store bought kind, but with none of the sugar! Made with just 3 ingredients!
This recipe was originally posted in May of 2012, but really needed some updated photos! See below! It's been a popular recipe since I posted it and many years later still going strong.
Sometimes special recipes like this that win over everyone need to come back to the forefront and so that is why I'm sharing it again today. So all of you who may not have ever seen this or tried it and hear how I became a rock star mom and amazed my kids AND you can be one too!
Would you like to be seen as the coolest mom in the neighborhood or at least in your family ?!!
I can tell you very simply how I became just that! I made MAGIC SHELL at home and the kids were in shock at how quickly it worked!
My kids have loved this junk the first time they tried it at Grandma's house......sigh.........
Even though they only eat it occasionally I knew there had to be a way to make it at home without all that sugar!
Discovering the beauty of coconut oil has been the best thing ever and one of the main ingredients that gets this to work perfectly.
This may not be the lowest in fat or calorie, but it sure beats buying it and all the other sugar that comes along in the little expensive bottle doesn't it?
STIR and STIR and STIR until it is well adsorbed. That's it!
You DO NOT have to keep this refrigerated. But if you decide to place it in the fridge you will need to heat it up before being able to pour it over anything.
The coconut oil hardens in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds if you feel better storing it in the fridge then once heated pour over ice cream and enjoy!
Here's a quick video showing how easy and fast this really is!
Pour it right onto your favorite ice cream and instantly hear the amazing oohs and aaahhs coming from your family!
Try this over my vanilla bean ice cream or my peanut butter cheesecake ice cream!
****Please note: The recipe below is using stevia to taste, in the video I am using Swerve sweetener, 3 tablespoons was just right for the kids!
Chocolate Hardening Sauce [a.ka. Magic Shell] No Sugar Added
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- ½ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1-4 teaspoons Liquid Stevia Chocolate
- or 3 tablespoon Swerve Confectioners sugar free sweetener
- Mix together and taste and adjust sweetener as needed. It does not need to be refrigerated.
This works just like magic shell, and is so easy to make! Thanks for making my ice cream better! 🙂
Can I substiture the Cacao Powder I have on hand rather than regular Cocoa powder with the same measurement?
That should work.
I tried it twice - once with stevia and once with Swerve - and both times it came out gritty and bitter. Won't be making another batch as I hate wasting that much Cocoa and expensive sweetener. I'm going to mark this one a fail, at least for me.
Did you use Confectioners use? Granular would cause that grittiness and as far as being bitter, you need more sweetness for your palate or it was the brand of stevia you used.
I don't know if it's the brand of Stevie used but this is both bitter and I bet sweet at the same time. If I had it to do over again, if probably melt some bakers chocolate and use maple syrup or honey along with a little cocoa powder. I wish it had worked better for me!
completely agree - I wasted a ton of ingredients trying to adjust the recipe and get rid of the bitter taste but never could get it to come out right. Finally got it sweet enough to not recoil when it hits my tongue, but the chocolate flavor is gone too. Nice idea though!
Love this! I am not a fan of the taste of stevia though, not sure why. Do you know if anything else will work because I'd love to make this for my kids!?
I'm sure you could use whatever sweetener you like just taste and adjust as needed. May need more coconut oil if you're using a liquid sweetener like honey to keep it hardened. Let me know how you adapt it, thanks!
I tried it out with honey and it came out perfect! 🙂
Thank you for sharing, how much did you end up using?
I used 2 Tablespoons of the honey and dark chocolate cocoa powder. We have made it a couple times now!
thanks for sharing!
I made this and it did harden, but it was so bitter - I must have done something wrong. I even added extra stevia, but I think I will have to try again. Has anyone else had this problem?
I used honey instead of stevia but mine was also very bitter, so I just added some powdered sugar and now it is sweet - and sooo good!
Yes, I too find the result v-e-r-y bitter, however, if it is put on frozen, mashed banana or ice-cream, it's not bad. The contrast is good, in fact. Just don't have it on top of nothing!
Yes! Between the natural bitterness of the unsweetened cocoa and the sugar substitute ~ eh! The only good thing about it is that we will NOT 'gorge' on this, as we might on the real stuff!
Would this sauce work for chocolate dipped strawberries?
Joshua @ SlimPalate
I always wondered if this would work, thanks for the post! Can't wait to try this.
I have to admit, I love that chocolate shell stuff! So I can't wait to try this!! Thanks so much for sharing (:
Could I add coconut milk to make it less bitter? If so, how much?
This looks so yummy! I've never made a hard sauce, just regular raw chocolate sauce.
My hubby and I had almost this exact sauce over our ice cream yesterday--LOVE it. 🙂
Jessica | Oh Cake
Ha - I love Magic Shell as a kid but my Mom refused to buy it. 🙂 Nice to see a sugar-free version.
The Better Baker
Yep - awesome stuff. My grandkids love it - we like peanut butter too. Thanks again for all the wonderful recipes you share!