Homemade Ice Magic

Homemade Ice Magic

Kids love Ice Magic, and even as an adult there is just something fun about it.  Making the homemade version means you can either make up a big batch and store it in the cupboard so it’s always ready to go, or do as I do and make a small batch as you need it.  I follow the proportions of the bulk recipe, so to make a batch to serve 2-4 people (depending on how much Ice Magic you like), I add 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to a small microwave safe bowl, and melt together.

I used dark cooking chocolate, but you can use milk, white or even the Nestle caramel chocolate chips.  Since this is a budget friendly website I used generic branded chocolate, but you can use any chocolate you like, the better the quality, the better your ice magic will taste.  This homemade ice magic sets exactly the same as the store bought version, starting to set as a hard shell within seconds of being poured on ice cream.  It works this way because of the added coconut oil, which is solid when cold, and liquid when hot.

These are my sums for working out the cost of this recipe:

100g coconut oil – $2.17

225g chocolate – $1.30

Total = $3.47 for 325g or $1.07 per 100g

Store bought – $1.64 100g from Woolworths online

As you can see, on a per 100g basis, store bought Ice Magic from Woolworths online costs $1.64, while my homemade version costs $1.07, using ingredients purchased from Woolworths online.

Homemade Ice Magic

Homemade Ice Magic


  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (100g) coconut oil


Place both chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt together in the microwave.
Pour over ice cream and it will set hard within a minute, just like store bought Ice Magic.
Store in a closed container in either the fridge or cupboard. If storing in the fridge, you will need to re-microwave before using, as it will set again.

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