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This strawberry shell topping is what your ice cream has been missing. Drizzle it over a cup or cone of your favorite flavor, and it’ll harden into a shell just like the one that comes on a dipped cone.
It only takes three ingredients and about five minutes to make a batch. But the best part is that since it’s made with real strawberries, it actually tastes like real strawberries. We don’t settle for any of that fake strawberry stuff around here.
Strawberry Shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe
This recipe makes a half-pint of strawberry shell topping. If you’re making this for an ice cream party, just double or triple the recipe.
- 6 oz. white chocolate baking chocolate
- 2 Tbsp refined coconut oil
- 1/4 cup dried strawberries (or 1/8 cup strawberry powder)
Be sure to use refined coconut oil. Unrefined has a strong coconut flavor that will overpower the strawberries and white chocolate.
For the best strawberry flavor, this recipe uses dried strawberries, instead of fresh.
If you’re into dehydrating, feel free to use dried strawberries from your own garden, otherwise just pick up a package of freeze-dried strawberries. Dollar Tree sells the Brothers All Natural brand shown above, so does Amazon. One .26-oz. package is the perfect amount for a batch of strawberry shell.
We’re going to be grinding the strawberries up into a powder in the first step, so if you want to save yourself a smidgen of work, buy strawberry powder instead.
What You Do:
Use a food processor to grind the strawberries into a fine powder.
Then, melt the white chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler. Just stick your saucepan in a larger pot of water to create a make-shift double boiler. This will heat the ingredients indirectly, so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Then, stir the strawberry powder into the melted chocolate mixture.
Pour your strawberry shell into a half-pint shell, and allow it to cool, before serving. It’ll remain liquid at room temperature, but quickly turn solid when you pour it over ice cream, a milk shake or anything cold.
I store my other homemade shell topping flavors in the pantry, but I recommend keeping this one in the fridge, since it contains fruit. This will cause it to harden, but it remelts easily in the microwave. Just microwave it for 20-second at a time, until it’s returned to a liquid.
More Shell Topping Recipes to Try:
How to Make Strawberry Shell Topping
Here’s how to make a strawberry hard shell topping for your ice cream. Only three ingredients required.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
Place dried strawberries in a food processor, and grind, until they’re a fine powder.
Melt white chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler.
Remove from heat, and stir in strawberry powder.
Pour in a jar, and let cool.
Your strawberry shell will be liquid at room temperature, but quickly harden, when you pour it over ice cream, or anything cold.
Store your strawberry shell in the fridge. This will cause it to harden, but 20 seconds in the microwave will quickly remelt it.
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