Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

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Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Let’s just take a moment for that to sink in.

Chocolate Chip.

Cookie Dough.

Magic Shell.

Ice Cream Topping.

I may have cried a little when I dreamed this one up. I’m kidding of course. Sort of. I missed you all so much for the past few weeks while my computer was recovering from a near-fatal illness. I knew I had to bring you something special upon my return.

Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

To celebrate I thought I would share this insanely easy and delicious recipe with you this weekend. We are also celebrating National Ice Cream Month in the food blogging world so this is a double treat today! You are 2 ingredients away from ice cream topping bliss. You know what Magic Shell topping is, right? It’s that delicious topping that hardens and gets all crunchy and crackly as soon as it hits the ice cream and forms a beautiful shell.

Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Are you ready for your mind to be blown?

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mix and
  • Coconut Oil
You mix these up and let them get warm and melty. I will warn you – this is not a pretty concoction. But don’t be a Hater! Hasn’t your mom ever told you not to judge a book by its cover?

Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

After about 20 minutes you’re going to spoon it over the ice cream of your choice. You can of course do this immediately if you just can’t wait but if you are patient the flavor will be deeper and more distinct (don’t ask me if I know this from personal experience or anything).

Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe


  • Equal parts
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough dry Mix
  • Coconut Oil


  • Stir all ingredients up and let them get warm and melty.
  • After about 20 minutesΒ you're going to spoon it over the ice cream of your choice. You can of course do this immediately if you just can't wait but if you are patient the flavor will be deeper and more distinct
- Katrina

84 Responses to “Cookie Dough Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping”

  1. #
    Maris — July 8, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Looks very inviting!

  2. #
    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — July 8, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Welcome back, I am in love!

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    The Farmers Wife — July 8, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I think it looks fantastic! Love it!

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    janet — July 8, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Interesting idea. I have seen recipes for the hard shell before but the coconut oil part is pretty intriguing πŸ™‚

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    Bake Your Day — July 8, 2011 at 1:02 am

    This is too fun, what a great idea. I'm ashamed to say it but I love that cookie dough mix!

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    Kelly — July 8, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I love this!! Looks so delicious! πŸ™‚

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    Parsley_Sage — July 8, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Magic shell!? I've never heard of magic shell! It sounds brilliant. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed it! Buzzed πŸ™‚

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    Sunny — July 8, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Magic shell was my all time favorite creation from my grandmother! I never knew how she made it but I always looked forward to it when I went to her house. Thanks for the throwback of wonderful memories!

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    happywhennothungry — July 8, 2011 at 2:00 am

    My mouth is watering right now. This looks absolutely fabulous. Love it!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days — July 8, 2011 at 2:11 am

    She's back!!!!!! Yay!!!!
    There's some ice cream in the freezer calling out that they want to try this on for size.
    My pleasure!!!!
    Good to read you again, Katrina!!

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    Sandras Easy Cooking — July 8, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Welcome have been missed greatly:)) This looks amazing..what a combo!! yummy!!!
    Awesome pictures, funny post..and I so happy that your computer finally recovered :))

  12. #
    New Jersey Nick — July 8, 2011 at 2:27 am

    That looks disastrously delicious! The pictures make my teeth hurt! TOO AWESOME!

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    Lexi — July 8, 2011 at 2:40 am

    What a great coming back dessert. I am completely in love with this! You are so smart, what a geat summer treat. I'm trying to cut back on sweets and this is what happens to me, a fantastic summer idea! Well, what's a food blogger that doesn't love sweets? A big welcome back is in order!

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    Boulder Locavore — July 8, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I'm so intrigued! So does this harden on the ice cream? Taste good? Of course it does; you made it! I have not worked with Coconut Oil but have friends that swear by it, putting it in EVERYTHING and on their skin too. Very innovative my friend!

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    [email protected] — July 8, 2011 at 3:17 am

    What a concept! I think I'm in love ♥♥♥

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    Lindselicious — July 8, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Haha I love the polaroid pic! Who knew Coconut oil can do so much? I was in love with magic shell as a kid, I need to try this!

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    cookinghealthyforme — July 8, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Such a clever post. I am working on a healthy lifestyle and dropping weight and I think my doctor would pop a vein if I had that now…but it looks amazing. I may have to make that for friends and family, tho!

  18. #
    Maureen — July 8, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I can't wait to try this! πŸ™‚

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    Kim - Liv Life — July 8, 2011 at 4:48 am

    You are the coolest mom ever!! They invented the Magic Shell topping when I was a kid (I think…. I seem to remember it being a new product) and my mom would hardly ever buy it for us. Who knew you could make your own?
    Your post had me laughing out loud! The "Don't hate me because I'm ugly" comment was ROFL funny!!
    Welcome back!!

  20. #
    rumana — July 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Yummy … love to have:)

  21. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — July 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I didn't need to let it sink it at all. This looks delicious! Great way to come back.

  22. #
    {Cookin' Cowgirl} — July 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    How creative!! I'm sold! πŸ™‚

  23. #
    Eftychia — July 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    This sounds delicious for now!! Can I have a few spoons please?? πŸ™‚

  24. #
    Shawn — July 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I am always amazed at your creativity! I can't wait to try this one πŸ™‚

  25. #
    Emily @Cleanliness — July 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Oh mah lawd.

  26. #
    Erin — July 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Ah! That's so deliciously amazing!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — July 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Yummy! I have a jar of coconut oil that I've been meaning to break into.

  28. #
    Brandie — July 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I love that yours is Cookie Dough. I saw a recipe posted for it this morning over at another site and I had not realized how easy it was. But I really love yours – it takes it to a whole nutha level. Like I've said before – you're a genius!!

  29. #
    Desi — July 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    That is the opposite of ugly! And that's one long name lol πŸ™‚ But I want some right now! I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week πŸ™‚

  30. #
    freshandfoodie — July 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    That's pretty cool!

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    Sasha — July 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Uhm…katrina if i was that way inclined, marry me? haha but seriously you are a GENIUS! why oh why has it taken this long for something so stupidly simple but utterly necessary in this world to be invented? I am so impressed with yet another gorgeous creation on your behalf, you have such a lovelylovely blog πŸ™‚

  32. #
    RavieNomNoms — July 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Oh my gosh that is like heaven!!

  33. #
    ChocolatePriestess — July 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Very interesting and nothing I would have thought to try and make myself.

    If you haven't entered our giveway this month come check it out and you could more ice cream to work with.

  34. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm


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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I'm new to coconut oil but I love it!

  36. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Don't be ashamed! Embrace it! lol

  37. #
    Anilu — July 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Yummyyyy!!!!… I have a question… can coconut oil be replaced???

    Greetings from Peru!!!

  38. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Oh please! Tell me you will try it!!! ♥ yum It gets all crunchy and delicious!

  39. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Aw how sweet! πŸ™‚

  40. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

  41. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Aw thanks so very very much! It's great to be back!

  42. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Sandra – you make me happy! Thanks so much! πŸ˜€

  43. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Oh you are hilarious!

  44. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you so much!! ♥

  45. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Yes! It hardens as soon as it hits the ice cream! It is the best thing ever! This was my first time making it at home. It is so good!! Gotta try it! πŸ™‚

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    πŸ™‚ Me too! ♥ Thanks for stopping by Sylvie. You are the sweetest!

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    lol thanks! It was looking kind of ugly but it is SOOOOOO tasty!

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm


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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you so much Kim! You always make me smile πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend! ♥- Katrina

  50. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  51. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    You are so sweet! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Ha! πŸ˜€

  53. #
    Carolyn — July 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    It doesn't need to be pretty, when it SOUNDS this good!!!

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I think the coconut oil is the thing that makes it work. Coconut oil is a solid but turns liquid at 73 degress F (or something like that). So it turns back into a solid once it touches the cold ice cream.

  55. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Well there you go! It was so so good! I am so infatuated with coconut oil these days. πŸ™‚

  56. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks Brandie! You always bring a smile to my face! You are an encourager πŸ™‚

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I will! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    LOL Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind kind words! I kept googling it to see if it had been doe before but I couldn't find it anywhere πŸ™‚

  59. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    LOL thanks!

  60. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks! I always stop by your blog but Blogger seems to be preventing me from commenting πŸ™ *sigh*

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    Becky — July 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Looks so good. Didn't know that you could Make Magic Shell topping either. I thought that it was "magic". LOL

    Glad your computer is up and running.

    Have a great weekend!

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    It did look kind of hideous. But it was so yummy!

  63. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks Becky! ♥

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    Maranda — July 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    This looks so delicious! I would love a bowl and a spoon right now please!

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    someonesgottapay — July 9, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Genius idea. Sounds delicious!

  66. #
    Rachel — July 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Looks delish…and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  67. #
    The Harried Cook — July 9, 2011 at 4:31 am

    This is a very interesting post! Can you describe how it tastes? And I don't think it's ugly at all! πŸ™‚ Welcome back! πŸ™‚

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    [email protected] — July 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Oh my my my… Now that's creative! And crazy-delicious!!!!

    Top 9! WOOOOT! Congrats sweetheart!!

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    Chef Dennis — July 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    that is just too delicious!! I have always loved that topping, but never thought of making it, what a great idea and who knew it would be that easy to make!
    Congrats on the top 9 today!

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    Valerie — July 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Looks really good!! Love the combination between cookies and ice cream, i'd die for one!!

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    Michelle — July 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Amazing!!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!!! I would love if you would come by my blog today or tomorrow morning and link this up to my Delicately Constructed party!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Thanks Kate! πŸ™‚

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 10, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Thanks so much Dennis! What an honor on my first post back after my computer woes!

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    KatrinasKitchen — July 10, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Thanks Michelle πŸ™‚ I just checked out your blog – what a fun place! I will definately link up; thanks for inviting me

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    suzy eats — July 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    looks excellent. thanks for sharing!!

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    Joy — July 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    The cookie dough recipe looks so cool. I would never think of using coconut oil

  77. #
    briarrose — July 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    My ice cream demands this topping…demands it I say!

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    pureandyummy — July 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Welcome back Katrina! I missed you while you were gone! Thanks for this wonderful ice cream idea! My husband loves magic shell from his childhood, I am definitely going to have to try this out for him. Great post you are simply hilarious! πŸ™‚

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    Michelle — July 15, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Hey! Stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday and I hope to see you around tomorrow!!
    And I am your newest follower!

  80. #
    Sue — July 15, 2011 at 7:09 am

    That's long name, and I love every bit of it!

  81. #
    Tricia @ Sweeter... — August 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    oooh, yummy! I've seen homemade Magic Shell but not spruced up with cookie dough mix. Sounds so good!

  82. #
    Mrs. Jen B — September 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    As The Partridge Family once said, I think I love you.

    Uh, the magic shell, that is. Okay, maybe you too. But only because you've managed to feed my addiction to magic shell. So thank you. πŸ˜‰

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    @andi822 — June 17, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Okie, I made this and have a few questions…. mine came out grainy. How long did you leave yours over the heat? Did your chocolate chips melt to give you the brown color? Now, even though mine was grainy… it was still amazing… so amazing, I was chilling bananas, cookies, spoons to coat in this stuff!

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    KatrinasKitchen — June 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Yes- some of the chocolate chips did melt (that's what made the brown color). I can't tlel you how long for sure I let it settle/combine before I took these pictures. Probably close to an hour or so? But it wasn't grainy when we made it. I'm so glad you liked the taste and tried to find an excuse to keep dipping! Perhaps wait a bit longer to avoid the grainy texture if that bothers you. Thank you so much for letting me know you tried it!

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