Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars that are all natural with homemade vanilla ice cream and strawberry sorbet with all the nostalgia and crumb topping we all grew up with!

Easy Ice Cream Treats are the perfect option as we look for the weather to warm up and these ice cream bars are made with Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberry Sorbet and they’re rolled in the perfect blend of nostalgic strawberry shortcake coating that will take you back to your childhood!

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars are made with rich Vanilla Ice Cream sandwiched around Fresh Strawberry Sorbet and rolled in a deliciously nostalgic strawberry crumb topping with a butter crumb made with milk powder and freeze dried strawberries. I promise you'll feel like you took a trip back into your childhood when you take a bite but you will love that they are made with natural flavors!
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

These Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars are made with rich Vanilla Ice Cream sandwiched around Fresh Strawberry Sorbet and rolled in a deliciously nostalgic strawberry crumb topping with a butter crumb made with milk powder and freeze dried strawberries. I promise you’ll feel like you took a trip back into your childhood when you take a bite but you will love that they are made with natural flavors!

If you want a simpler set of flavors that don’t mimic the classic ice cream novelty you could also make my Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe or Vanilla Pound Cake and fill it with Vanilla Ice Cream and Easy Strawberry Topping or fresh strawberries tossed with sugar.

This version captures all (and I genuinely mean ALL) the nostalgic flavors with none of the food coloring or impossible to pronounce ingredients. With homemade ice cream and homemade sorbet, you’ll be happy to give these to your little ones and if you end up with the middles you won’t feel like you got the short end of the stick!

The ingredients may seem a bit strange but let’s discuss them for a quick second because I promise they’re actually really easy.

The coating of the Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars Includes: Flour, Milk Powder, Powdered Sugar, Cornstarch, Freeze Dried Strawberries and Salt.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

  • Milk Powder is dehydrated milk you can buy from your grocery store, I use the whole milk variety.
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries are a very popular snack you can buy in any grocery store now, they are not to be confused with dehydrated strawberries though. These are crunchy, not chewy.
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Flour

Once these are combined into a crumb and rolled around the frozen disks of vanilla ice cream and strawberry sorbet you will feel like a kid again.

Use this topping on every dessert!

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars:

  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with plastic wrap.
  • Remove ice cream and sorbet from the freezer to soften.
  • Mix the crumb ingredients in a food processor until small crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle a third of the mixture in to the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread half the vanilla, then the sorbet then the remaining vanilla ice cream.
  • Sprinkle another third of the crumb mixture over the top and freeze until firm before slicing.
  • Cut into desired shaped and press the shapes in remaining strawberry crumble and refreeze until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Strawberry Shortcake Bars are made with rich Vanilla Ice Cream sandwiched around Fresh Strawberry Sorbet and rolled in a deliciously nostalgic strawberry crumb topping with a butter crumb made with milk powder and freeze dried strawberries. I promise you'll feel like you took a trip back into your childhood when you take a bite but you will love that they are made with natural flavors!

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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars that are all natural and still taste EXACTLY like the ice cream bars we all grew up with!
Yield 16 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 baking dish with plastic wrap and remove ice cream and sorbet from the freezer to soften.
  • Pulse the flour, milk powder, powdered sugar, cornstarch, freeze dried strawberries, melted butter and salt in a food processor until small crumbs form then sprinkle a third of the mixture in to the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread half the vanilla, then the sorbet then the remaining vanilla ice cream and sprinkle a third of the crumb topping on top of the ice cream and freeze until firm.
  • Cut into desired shaped and press the shapes in remaining strawberry crumble and refreeze until you're ready to enjoy them.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 91.1mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Keyword: Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bar

Good Humor Copycat Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. My wife and I would really like to have your strawberry shortcake ice cream recipe. We could really use your help with the step by step directions…
    And if we could… We’d also love to have a step by step recipe to make coffee crumbcake

    1. I am just seeing this tonight. I am sure the recipe has long been cooked/or not but I still want to try to help. Help me with which steps you’re struggling with and I would love to give a more detailed description.

  2. Omg!!!!Delicious! This tastes like the original Good Humor bars.Chased down the ice cream truck many a days for those treats. Used to have the hardest times trying to decide between strawberry shortcake, toasted almond or the chocolate eclair bars. Those were the days!!! Is there anyway you can post recreated recipes for the chocolate eclair ice cream bars and the toasted almond ice cream bars??? Pretty please!!! Thank you

    1. I will definitely have to add those to the list of copycats coming up! Thanks for the review and the suggestions!

    1. Yes, there is more and more information coming out about this. I would advise to place the flour in the microwave and heat it for about a minute until it gets hot.

    1. It gets added with the other ingredients into the food processor. I’ve edited the recipe. Thanks for letting me know it was missing.

  3. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This looks incredible, my first reaction was how do I get this now?!!! Heaven on a plate…. (licking lips and stomach growls!)

  4. I love homemade versions of classics! I never knew I could make these at home – they will be on repeat all summer long!

  5. What a lovely and delicious reminder of my childhood! I can’t wait to make this for my kids; looks perfect!

  6. Wow!  As a diabetic, I often choose recipes I can convert. This one is simple; sugarfree ice cream, Splenda and no-sugar-added freeze-dried strawberries.  I can’t wait to try these!

  7. I don’t know how to freeze dry fresh strawberries, but I do have a drying machine that would dry them. Do you think just dried instead of freeze dried strawberries would work? I plan to make these very soon! We always loved them as kids.

    1. I wish there was a way to make freeze dried strawberries at home, it would save me a FORTUNE because the kids are completely obsessed with them and can each eat a $6 bag in a sitting. I’ve never used dried but my gut says no, the dried strawberries have a sort of gummy consistency that simply wouldn’t work in this recipe. You have to buy the freeze dried kind. That being said, I promise if you make them it will take you back to EXACTLY what your brain remembered back in the day with no nefarious ingredients.

  8. Love these!!! Good Humour Strawberry Shortcake bars were my absolute favorite. I never understood what my mom saw in Toasted Almond. Of course, now I do!!

  9. These look amazing! I love strawberry shortcakes so adding ice cream to it makes it perfection. I’ll have to make these asap.

  10. This is so fun!! It totally blasted me back to my childhood where we chased after the ice cream truck and I ALWAYS got a Strawberry Shortcake popsicle! I can’t wait to make this! Saving and sharing 😉

  11. This reminds me of the strawberry ice cream treats I used to get from the ice cream truck as a kid. I’ll be making some of these! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. These look so good. I have never tried to make ice cream bars before. I am sure these will be a big hit.

  13. You know what’s crazy? I’ve never had one of those! I mean, I’m having flashbacks from childhood of my siblings gobbling them up. But I was always chocolate chocolate chocolate. It’s a good thing my palate has expanded over the years because I need one of those now.

    1. Ah yes! My brother would make that mistake! He always got the chocolate ones and I always went for strawberry!

  14. These look so good. I love strawberries and strawberry shortcake so I am sure they would be a huge hit for me!

  15. Oh, I am so making these! Those were always my favorite ice cream to get off the musical ice cream truck when I was a kid!

  16. These look so so delicious! I have to admit, I love anything strawberry flavored in the summer!

  17. I was totally going to make these myself! I think they make such a refreshing dessert for the summer.

  18. I loved that you used real strawberries! These look amazing. I love the idea of making extra topping to use on other treats.

  19. OMG you just showed me life! strawberry shortcake ice cream is one of my favs so you showed me to make my own! Pinning!!

  20. Wow. These are incredible. I need to make these asap. Saving, and for sure going to be eating tons of these!

      1. Hi! I’m making these now but it’s not mentioned where the 4tbs of melted butter is supposed to go. Hope it doesn’t make too much of a difference!

        1. Oh no! I’m so sorry about that. It should be added into the food processor. I’ve updated the recipe card to read correctly now.

  21. OMG I love strawberry shortcake bars and I love that you recreated them without weird mysterious ingredients! These look so good!

  22. What a super FUN recipe! I love how festive these are, and I know my kids would love them as much as I would!

  23. I swear every time I visit your site, I get SO hungry and inspired! Love your beautiful pictures! These Strawberry shortcake ice cream bars sound SO dang good!

    1. I considered it and was offered a position in one. I don’t like people waiting on me for their food. When I get in the weeds I get really unhappy, that is why I love being a personal chef. I have no hungry people sitting and waiting for me!

  24. There’s something about these that reminds me of the Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles I had a kid… which means I’m ALL over these! They look amazing!

    1. YUP! That is EXACTLY what these taste like. It is creepy how they taste identical but are actually made with real ingredients!