Chocolate Shell Ice Cream topping



I made up this sauce for a cake, but then found out how magical the leftovers were on ice-cream! Forget those expensive tiny bottles of chocolate shell (that always separate) at the grocery store... this tastes better & is so easy to do.

Want to serve something memorable & indulgent? Just buy some ice-cream, and turn it into something magical with this super easy home-made chocolate shell sauce!


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5 Min


  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c
    coconut oil
  • 1 tsp
    frontier co-op orange flavor (optional, but delicious!)
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract (optional, but delicious!)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract (optional, but delicious!)

How to Make Chocolate Shell Ice Cream topping


  1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil. This can be done over a double boiler, or in a microwave, in 20 second intervals, stirring well after each time. (The more melty it gets, the more careful you want to be about not microwaving it too long. Maybe do even shorter intervals at the end. You do not want to overheat the chocolate.)
  2. Stir in orange flavor and extracts. If the chocolate seizes (hardens/gets grainy because of any water in your extracts), add some additional melted coconut oil, until the sauce liquifies again. It seized once on me, but has not seized again after I switched to a different vanilla extract. It was simple enough to fix with melted coconut oil, the one time it seized.
  3. Drizzle this sauce on anything (great on cake & other desserts, too!)
    But when drizzled over a scoop of ice-cream, it forms a delicious hard shell, that crunches, then melts in your mouth. I like to put a couple layers of ice-cream drizzled with the sauce, inside my ice-cream cone, before putting my scoops on top.

    The combination in the picture is rocky-road ice-cream with the sauce drizzled over & hardened on top, and then a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice-cream. The flavors are delicious together!

    The orange, almond & vanilla extracts keep this sauce from being boring, but it still goes so well with everything.

    Frontier Co-op’s orange (& lemon) oil based flavors are top quality and delicious in so many things. I suggest giving them a try!

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