Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

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Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

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Nothing says childhood like a nostalgic Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bar.

My husband has always been obsessed with these bars. While other children chose Bomb Pops, Snowcones (remember the ones with the gumball in the bottom), and even Ninja Turtle Popsicles…my husband always chose Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars.

Actually, my husband will always choose Strawberry desserts over any other flavor. While I’m a bit more partial to lemon bars and rice krispie treats, he always opts for the strawberry treats.

I made this Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream for him last year for his birthday, and we were all in heaven. I’m not a huge fan of the original store bought treat..these homemade ice cream bars were a hit with all of us!

Let’s get to the details!

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

READ the entire recipe before beginning. Some steps (like softening the ice cream) should be done in advance.

STEP 1: Prepare the pan.

Line an 8-inch (or 9-inch) square metal baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

PRO TIP: Use binder clips or mini clothespins to secure the parchment paper to the baking dish for easy filling.

STEP 2: Crust.

In a food processor, add Golden Oreo cookies and pulse until fine crumbs. Stir in melted butter with a fork.

Press crust into the bottom of prepared baking pan. Freeze for 15 minutes (while you prepare the rest of the dessert).

STEP 3: Topping.

In the same food processor bowl, add remaining Golden Oreo Cookies. Pulse a couple of times for large crumbs (NOT FINE CRUMBS LIKE THE CRUST).

Pour crumbs into a bowl.

Add freeze dried strawberries to the food processor and pulse into a fine crumbs. Add to bowl with Oreo crumbs and mix with softened butter until combined. Set aside.

Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

STEP 4: Assembly.

Soften the ice cream for about 15 minutes.

Scoop about 2 1/2 cups of the Vanilla bean ice cream over the crust layer using an offset spatula.

Next, spread all of the strawberry sorbet over the first layer of ice cream. I couldn’t find strawberry sorbet, so I used a pint of strawberry ice cream. It was perfect!

Spread the remaining vanilla ice cream over the strawberry layer. Once smooth, sprinkle the cookie topping evenly over the bars.

Freeze for 3 hours or overnight.

STEP 5: Serve.

To serve, lift strawberry ice cream cake out of the pan using the parchment paper. Allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before cutting into the bars. This allows the crust layer to soften slightly.

Use a very sharp knife and cut into bars. Return the leftovers to the freezer for later.

Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

What you’ll need to make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

If you want a quick glance at what’s needed for today’s recipe, look no further. For the printable recipe with measurements, scroll all the way down!

Ingredients

  • Golden Oreo Cookies (or other vanilla sandwich cookies)
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries 
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Sorbet or Strawberry Ice cream

Tools

  • Baking Pan- a square baking dish is best, either 8 or 9-inch works well
  • Food Processor– on Amazon!
  • Offset Spatula
  • Parchment Paper
  • Sharp Knife- for cutting the bars

Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

Tips for Making Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

  1. Read the directions entirely before starting. Make sure you’ve softened the items before assembly.
  2. Freeze dried strawberries can be substituted with strawberry gelatin powder if desired. 
  3. Try to find a strawberry sorbet or ice cream that contains fresh berries. Not only does it look pretty, but has great texture. The strawberry ice cream I used was lighter in color because it was a natural strawberry ice cream. If you prefer a dark pink, choose a different brand 🙂
  4. Change up the flavor by using chocolate oreo cookies and chocolate ice cream!
  5. No need to remove the cream filling from the Oreo cookies. 

Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

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Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

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Yield: 16 servings

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 20 Golden Oreo Cookies
  • 3 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1 quart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 pint Strawberry Sorbet (or ice cream)

For the Topping:

  • 10 Golden Oreo Cookies
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 oz package Freeze Dried Strawberries

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. For the crust, add cookies into food processor and pulse until fine crumbs. Add melted butter and stir with a fork.
  3. Press into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Freeze while you prepare topping.
  4. For the topping, pulse oreos into large crumbs. Place in a bowl and set aside. Add strawberries to food processor and pulse until fine crumbs. Add to bowl with cookies.
  5. Add softened butter to cookie bowl and mix until blended. Set aside.
  6. To assemble, spread about 2 1/2 cups of vanilla ice cream over the cookie crust. Top with all of the strawberry sorbet. Add the remaining vanilla ice cream over the top, using an offset spatula.
  7. Top dessert with cookie crumble. Freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  8. To serve, lift ice cream out of dish with parchment paper. Cut into squares and enjoy. Freeze leftovers for up to one month.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 318 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 89mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 22g Protein: 1g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Easy, impressive 5 ingredient No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars recipe. Delicious summer dessert that tastes like the Good Humor Shortcake Bar from childhood! Only better!

Easy, No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars just like you remember from childhood. Delicious recipe, easy to follow directions, only 5 ingredients!

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6 comments on “Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars”

  1. This looks YUMMY!!! I’m drooling, I just can’t wait to try this at home.
    Thank you so much for sharing this awestruck recipe.
    Keep sharing:)

  2. Jen

    I’m making these for our pool party this weekend! Such a great treat.

  3. Such a fabulous summer dessert! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Alli

    This was beyond amazing. We couldn’t get enough. 

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