Peanut butter Ice Magic is quick, easy and delicious!

Peanut butter Ice Magic is quick, easy and delicious!

Do you remember having Ice Magic as a kid? Well now you can make peanut butter ‘ice magic’ at home with just two ingredients. Interested? Read on!

Craving a crisp crunch

I had the idea for this while working on my rice cake ice cream sandwiches. I wanted to finish my mint chocolate ones with a dark chocolate shell. But what about the chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches? Surely only a peanut butter shell would do!

I did a quick experiment combining melted coconut oil and powdered peanut butter. While it does have a little bit of a coconut taste, the peanut butter does shine through. In fact, you can amp up the peanut butter by increasing the ratio of powder to coconut oil.

A bowl with banana, chocolate ice cream and peanut butter ice magic shell.
Peanut butter banana split

Barely even a recipe!

Just two ingredients are needed to make your own peanut butter ice magic! Coconut oil and powdered peanut butter – both of which are easily found in the supermarket health food aisle.

I used macro coconut oil from Woolworths and PB2 powdered peanut butter from Coles. You can of course use any brand of coconut oil, even Copha – which is just coconut oil kept in the fridge.

Making your peanut butter ice magic

You can melt and mix your very own Magic Shell (it’s name in the US) in two ways. My preferred way is a simple double boiler. All you need is a mug with boiling water from the kettle and a small bowl that will fit over the top. The steam from the water will heat the bowl enough to melt the coconut oil.

The other way is to use a heat proof bowl in the microwave. If you are making a single serve, as per the recipe below, then you’ll want to use only 10 second increments. The coconut oil will melt very easily and you can begin to mix in the powdered PB.

Peanut Butter Ice Magic

Make your own delicious homemade 'Ice Magic' or Magic Shell in minutes.
Cook Time 3 minutes
Cooling Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1


  • 2 small glass or metal bowls or one bowl and one mug.


  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp powdered peanut butter


  • Boil water in a kettle to create a double boiler. This is where one bowl sits on top of the other. The lower bowl contains hot water that heats the upper bowl without touching it.
  • Add the coconut oil to the bowl and allow it to melt. Stirring will speed up the process.
  • Stir in the powdered peanut butter, mixing to ensure there are no lumps. You can taste test the mixture, adding more powdered peanut butter to increase the peanut taste if desired.
  • Take the bowl off of the double boiler and allow it to cool slightly.
  • Drizzle the peanut butter ice magic on your ice cream and watch it set, forming a hard shell.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Ice cream, peanut butter

Now you’ve got the topping sorted, time to pick up a tub of gluten free ice cream. My list has all the tubs that are GF in Australia.

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