Homemade Strawberry Magic Shell
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This speedy ice cream topping sets up before your eyes for a magical shell of sweet strawberry goodness. The recipe also uses real strawberries. It's consequently free of dyes, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors.
Serves: about 1 cup
  • ½ to ⅔ cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1 cup powdered confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Dairy-free ice cream, to serve (I like this with So Delicious Very Vanilla Cashewmilk Frozen Dessert)
  1. Place the strawberries in a spice grinder or food processor and them process into a powder, about 30 seconds.
  2. In a blender or food processor: Add the oils to your blender or food processor, followed by the sugar, powdered strawberries, vanilla, and salt. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. In a bowl: Add the oils to a mixing bowl. Sift in the powdered sugar, and whisk to combine. Add the powdered strawberries, vanilla, and salt, and whisk vigorously until smooth. The results won't be quite as smooth as using a machine.
  4. Scoop the dairy-free ice cream into bowls, and drizzle the strawberry sauce over top. It will start to set immediately, but give it 1 minute to fully solidify.
Optional Adjustments: If you want a thicker drizzle, add more powdered sugar. Or you can increase the powdered strawberries for a tangier berry hit. For a thinner drizzle, add more melted coconut oil if you want it to set up firmer or more neutral oil if you want it to set a little softer.

How to Store Leftovers: In theory, if no moisture gets into the strawberry magic shell, this should keep at room temperature. But I prefer to store it in the refrigerator and reheat as needed. I pour single servings into silicone molds and chill for a few hours. I store them in an airtight container, and when needed, melt one in the microwave for 1 minute and give it a quick whisk. Or you can chop it up and use the strawberry chunks on ice cream!
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/strawberry-magic-shell