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Butterscotch Hard Shell (with Two Ingredients!)
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4.67 from 6 votes

Butterscotch Hard Shell (with Two Ingredients!)

Butterscotch Hard Shell can be done easily at home. DIY this delicious ice cream topping yourself with just two ingredients. It's fun, tasty, and kid-friendly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert, easy dessert recipe, ice cream topping
Servings: 6
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $2.00


  • Microwave Safe Bowl


  • 1 cup Butterscotch Chips (use chocolate chips for a chocolate version)
  • 3 tablespoon Coconut Oil


  • Combine butterscotch chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds, 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Store in the refrigerator (keeps indefinitely; will harden when cold).
  • To serve, heat in the microwave until smooth.
  • Pour over cold ice cream. (It will harden into a shell shortly after coming in contact with anything cold!)


Refined coconut oil has less coconut flavor than unrefined. I don’t find the coconut flavor to be too noticeable in the unrefined version, but if you don’t love the flavor of coconut, it’s worth tracking down the refined version.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 111mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 28IU