When I was pregnant with Sweet Girl, I had some serious cravings for ice cream with shell sauce. Surprisingly, we still had part of a container in our pantry after I had eliminated dairy and soy from my diet. I saw it one day and immediately had a hankering, so I flipped the bottle over to read the ingredients. I honestly can’t even remember if it contained dairy or soy, because the thing that stuck out most to me was the relatively short list of ingredients, and the fact the most were recognizable. Of all foods, I expected chocolate sauce that transforms from a liquid to solid state to be full of chemicals.

I realized that this might be something I could make myself to ensure that I know what all of the ingredients are, and that they are free of milk and soy. It turned out to be unbelievably easy and fast, and takes only two ingredients to make. Of course, this is both fantastic and terrible. If you are anything like me, sweets don’t stay in your house for long, so you will need some serious self control!


Are you wondering what I put shell sauce on if I don’t eat dairy? Check out my post about dairy and soy free ice cream. Even dairy and soy free, you definitely don’t have to miss out on ice cream and now you can have some pretty awesome toppings, too!



Homemade Chocolate Shell Sauce


3 Tbsp Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)

1 Tbsp Unrefined Coconut Oil


  1. Combine chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for about 1 minute, until melted. Cooking time may vary depending on your microwave.
  2. Stir chocolate mixture until smooth. Serve over your favorite frozen treat, and wait about 30 seconds for sauce to harden completely.


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