Magic Shell

Magic Shell

Magic Shell is an American dessert product produced by Smuckers. It is a syrup that quickly hardens into a crispy shell when poured onto a cold surface, which is the origin of the product's name. The syrup is primarily designed for use on ice cream. It comes in several flavours, including chocolate, caramel, and fudge, in addition to two unique flavours—One, with chocolate, caramel, and pecans which the company calls "Turtle Delight", and a flavour based upon the candy bar Twix, Hersheys, and Reeses.

In Australia, the product is made by Cottees, and is called Ice Magic. Ice Magic comes in chocolate, mint chocolate and honeycomb chocolate flavours. It is not to be stored in a refrigerator as it may harden, and will not pour. If this should happen, however, the bottle can be microwaved (without the lid) or placed in hot water for a short time to return the contents to a desired pouring consistency.

The "shell" effect in Magic Shell is due to the presence of coconut oil and sunflower oil, both of which are highly saturated, which produces a chocolate mixture which is solid at higher temperatures than would otherwise be the case.

References

  • Chow.com's explanation of how Magic Shell works.
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