two ingredient magic chocolate shell

two ingredient chocolate crackle toppingFirst up – some blog news – I’m migrating to a new website so there may be some hiccups.

In addition to a new website, I’m also embarking on painting my entire house, planning a major hiking trip, and have a new book, Sir John’s Table coming out!


Though I’ve been spending less time than usual in my kitchen, I have still been cooking and gardening. The arugula and lettuce are up in my garden, the zucchini and tomatoes are coming along, and the coriander I planted from seed is finally sprouting. Last night I made a wonderful, creamy, fragrant, vegan Thai green curry and I’ll post that recipe soon. In the meantime, I’ve been LOVING this two-ingredient magic chocolate shell and whipping it up for fast desserts with ice cream or frozen yogurt and fresh fruit.

It’s a bit scandalous to call this a recipe because you need two minutes (plus or minus 30 seconds) and two ingredients – chocolate chips and coconut oil. That’s it. The recipe is all over Pinterest in various forms. I used dark chocolate chips and organic coconut oil. Zap them on half-power in the microwave. Stir, pour over ice cream, and serve. The hot sauce hardens on contact with the cold ice cream. Le voila – dessert!

If you’re in Canada and haven’t already tried it – I recommend President’s Choice “Elk Crossing” ice cream. “Vanilla-flavoured ice cream with a thick fudge ripple and chocolate peanut butter cups.” Please note, I am not being paid to endorse this product nor supplied with ice cream. Though that would be nice … 😉elk crossing

magic chocolate shell

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (dark, milk chocolate, or white)
  • 2 tbsp solid, organic coconut oil

Microwave on medium power for 2 minutes, checking at 1 minute, 30 seconds and stirring, return to microwave for 30 seconds or as long as it takes to melt the chips and reach a smooth consistency.

Pour over ice cream. Refrigerate any remaining topping and microwave on medium power as needed.


7 thoughts on “two ingredient magic chocolate shell

  1. Can’t wait to see your new site when you are done. I also am excited to see that your book will be out soon, any chance you will be signing copies in NYC? The magic shell is perfect to make chocolate covered ice cream popsicles. YUM.

    1. Thanks Suzanne – and sadly – no… I can’t imagine a NYC book signing for such a decidedly Canadian book. Sir John A. was our first prime minister. A remarkable and sadly flawed character! Oh yes – the magic shell would make great ice cream popsicles. You are so right!

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