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5 Minute Treats: Hand Dipped Ice Cream Bars //

5 Minute Treats: Hand-dipped Ice Cream Bars

  • Author: Elana Lepkowski
  • Yield: 2 cups Chocolate Magic Shell 1x


Magically turn chocolate sauce into a chocolate shell for your ice cream bars with our latest 5 Minute Treat for Hand-dipped Ice Cream Bars. And don’t forget to generously top with “The Whole Herd”. A Disneyland-inspired treat.



For the Magic Shell:

  • 2 cup chocolate chips (dark, milk, semisweet, white, or any combination)
  • 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil
  • pinch salt, optional

To serve:

  • ice cream bars
  • sprinkles
  • decorettes
  • chocolate chips
  • Pop Rocks


For the Magic Shell:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, coconut oil, and salt if using. Microwave on high 30 seconds, stir, and then repeat microwaving at 20 second intervals, stirring between, until melted and smooth. Let cool to room temp and use.
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator up to one month. Gently rewarm cold magic shell in the microwave in short bursts, stirring between.

To serve:

  1. Let magic shell cool at least 5 minutes.
  2. Quickly dip the ice cream in the sauce and then place on a piece of parchment.
  3. Immediately cover in toppings.
  4. If more “glue” is needed to hold toppings, drizzle on some additional sauce. Serve immediately! 


  • If using blocks of chocolate, finely chop before melting.
  • Store in a tall, narrow container (tupperware works!) to make dipping ice cream easier.
  • Magic Shell can be stored in the refrigerator up to one month. Gently rewarm cold magic shell in the microwave in short bursts (5-10 seconds), stirring in between.
  • If you want to dip with non-frozen items, like fruit, dip, place on parchment, and then freeze at least 5-10 minutes.

Keywords: treat, ice cream, magic shell, DCA, chocolate, sprinkles, 5 minute treat

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