Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell

This magic shell recipe isn’t your traditional fudge variety. This has the vibrant flavors of orange zest and vanilla bean. Perfect over vanilla ice cream.

Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell | RachelCooks.com

Is magic shell a fad food? To me, it takes me back to walking the ice cream shoppe on a hot Michigan summer day. Get the vanilla soft serve (or better yet, swirl!) and order it dipped in chocolate. You’d bite into that hardened chocolate to find melty, creamy ice cream below. Perfection.

I could go for that right about now.

I like to think of this homemade magic shell as the classier big sis of the chocolate fudge version (although I have nothing against that version!).

Plus, I’m sort of infatuated with this flavor combination. I’ve done orange creamsicle buttercream and orange creamsicle sugar cookie bars, so this was the only natural next step. This Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell would be a great addition to your 4th of July ice cream sundae bar. The citrusy orange is perfect against the sweet, smooth vanilla bean. You’re going to love it.

Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell | RachelCooks.com

This is made with smooth white chocolate, orange zest and those flecks of vanilla bean that I love so much. It’s pretty to look at and it even tastes pretty.

Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell | RachelCooks.com

What flavor combination would you like to see? I have so many ideas in my head — it’s a little scary.

Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell

This magic shell recipe isn’t your traditional fudge variety. This has the vibrant flavors of orange zest and vanilla bean. Perfect over vanilla ice cream.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • zest of one orange
  • seeds scraped from one vanilla bean

Directions:

  1. Melt white chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir well as chocolate will continue to melt as you stir. If needed, heat for 15 more seconds and stir well again. Do not overheat in the microwave. Add orange zest and vanilla beans and stir to combine. Let come to room temperature before serving over ice cream. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
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Verdict: LOVE this!
Husband’s take: A little weird for him — he’s pretty traditional and prefers chocolate. Unfortunately for him, he’s married to a food blogger.
Changes I would make: None are necessary but I can’t wait to play around with some new combinations. Mint? Peanut butter? Butterscotch? Berry? WHISKEY?
Difficulty: So easy!

Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell | RachelCooks.com

Want more Magic Shell recipes?

Dark Chocolate from The Novice Chef
Peanut Butter Cup from Picky Palate
Cookies and Cream from Picky Palate
Chocolate Peanut Butter from Chocolate Moosey

 

This magic shell recipe isn't your traditional fudge variety. This has the vibrant flavors of orange zest and vanilla bean. Perfect over vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!