Dairy Free Sundaes with Homemade Magic Shell - made with non-dairy ice cream and a super easy homemade magic shell recipe which only has 3 ingredients.
If you're craving more dairy free desserts, try my Copycat Hostess Cupcakes (Gluten Free & Vegan) or The Best Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls (Also Vegan).
Do you have a problem with dairy?
Are you allergic to it or are you on a vegan diet? Or do you know someone that can't have dairy? I know someone. She's my mom and she can't have dairy. It's really a bummer when you can't have a lot of the foods at someone's house or at a restaurant because so many foods include dairy. It's even worse when you can't have dessert!
Parties aren't easy when you have food allergies
We recently took a trip to Alabama to attend my uncle's 95th birthday party. We celebrated his special day at a fancy place called The Club in Birmingham which has been there since the early 1960s. It was my first time there and I was so impressed by the breathtaking view of the city. And I can't forget to mention the super cool dance floor which inspired the multi-colored lights in the famous dance floor of the movie, Saturday Night Fever.
We probably had about 25-30 family members there and it was such a wonderful night. I couldn't believe how much energy my uncle had, dancing with all the ladies and basically closing down the place at around midnight.
Of course we sang happy birthday and he blew out the candles. We held up 95 glow sticks as we sang. The cake and ice cream were fabulous, but my mom couldn't eat either because both had dairy. Cue the sad music.
That's why I love these Dairy Free Sundaes with Homemade Magic Shell. They're made with non-dairy ice cream such as So Delicious or your favorite brand. Plus, I'm including a recipe for super easy homemade magic shell which only has 3 ingredients. And of course it's dairy free too, so also great if you're vegan. Or if you're my mom. Cue the happy music which is very appropriate since she's a musician!
Ingredients you need for this recipe
Chocolate Chips - Use dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips
Coconut Oil - Refined or unrefined will do.
Peanut Butter - You'll need creamy peanut butter.
Dairy Free Ice Cream - Choose your favorite brand. We used So Delcious.
Sprinkles, Maraschino Cherries & Waffle Bowls - These items are optional but oh so yummy!
How to make homemade magic shell
Note: This is just an overview, scroll for complete recipe.
1) Simply heat the chocolate, coconut oil and peanut butter in the microwave on high for one minute.
2) Then stir until completely melted and very smooth.
3) Pour into a (preferably sterilized) canning jar and it's ready to serve.
(Please note: you'll need to keep the magic shell at room temperature or it won't work.)
Now you can build your sundae. I chose Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean for mine, but you can use whatever tickles your fancy. There are so many excellent flavors to choose these days. Some of my favorites include mint chocolate chip, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, peanut butter and rocky road.
Scoop out the amount you want and place in a bowl (or waffle bowl, if desired). If you do use a waffle bowl, just check to see if it's dairy free.
After adding several scoops of your favorite ice cream, then you can drizzle on this beautiful magic shell which is so chocolatey with a hint of peanut butter flavor. Add sprinkles and don't forget the cherry on top!
Get your spoon out and dive in. Isn't there something about eating a chocolate sundae that makes you feel like a kid again!
I can't wait for my mom to try these Dairy Free Sundaes with Homemade Magic Shell. She's going to love it!
And I hope you love it too!
More Dairy-Free recipes
Best Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
Nana's Chicken and Gluten Free Dumplings
Chocolate Raspberry Gluten Free Tart (Also Dairy Free)
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Dairy Free Sundaes with Homemade Magic Shell
For the magic shell
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips 175g
- 2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil measure when solid
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
For the sundaes
- So Delicious Dairy Free Frozen Dessert flavor of choice
- Dairy free waffle cups if desired
- Sprinkles and Maraschino cherries for garnish
For the magic shell
- Place all ingredients in a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until completely smooth and the chips are melted. Serve with dairy free frozen dessert such as So Delicious. Store at room temperature in a sterilized canning jar for up to 1 month.
For the sundaes
- Scoop frozen dessert into bowl or waffle cup. Drizzle magic shell over dessert. Add sprinkles and cherry. Serve immediately.
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Get outta town! That homemade magic shell looks awesome! What a great idea. I can't wait to give this a try myself...with a big bowl of Cashew Salted Caramel Cluster. #client
Oriana @Mommyhood's Diary says
My mom can't have dairy either. It's great that they have options now. That magic shell looks amazing.
Mom Loves Baking says
Yes! Thanks, Oriana. 🙂