How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches


Today, I am sharing my strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches. It’s strawberry season and what could be better?

These strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches are very easy to make, and they taste amazing. Can you think of anything better for a hot summer day?

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
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It’s Strawberry Season!

Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

When I was growing up, my mother would make strawberry shortcake for dessert in the summer. Our family made strawberry shortcakes a bit differently than everyone else because we always made them with shortbread instead of pound cake or angel food cake. 

I love how the shortbread cookie crust serves as the base for this dessert. I love shortbread whether it is a cookie, a tart crust, a pie crust, or just plain shortbread. Now I know why I never learned to love pound cake or angel food cake! 

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Strawberry Season?

It is strawberry season! Technically, the sweet spot (pun intended) for strawberry season is April through July, with June being the peak. Strawberries like warm days and cool nights, so they thrive in California, where I live!

Strawberries grow in Southern California up through the Central Coast of California. In the growing areas of California, fresh-picked strawberries are sold on the side of the road. They are amazing!

I love having sweet, fresh strawberries in the house and even growing them in my garden! I love using strawberries in multiple ways, including desserts like strawberry crumble or tart. Often, I use them in salads with spinach, grilled chicken, and strawberries. I love to make strawberry muffins and summer drinks like strawberry mojitos or, my favorite, strawberry lemonade with vodka. The options are endless!

Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

One of my favorite desserts (back when I ate dessert) was my mother’s strawberry shortcake. My boys love ice cream, so I combined them to make strawberry shortcake sandwiches.

Who doesn’t love an ice cream sandwich? These strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches are equal parts sweet, melty, and bursting with flavor from summer fruit! Strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches are a perfect summer treat on warm summer evenings. 

Whenever I make these strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches, they bring a smile to my face. They bring back so many sweet memories of growing up. They are a perfect combination of my mother and me, combining my mom’s cookie recipe and my ice cream recipe in one dessert. She taught me so much, and I loved to cook with her in the kitchen.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches take me back to summers when I was a child. My four siblings and I would try to eat our ice cream sandwiches before they melted without letting any ice cream drip.

Of course, it was a race, and the winner was the last to finish.

No matter your age, the cold from the ice cream against the heat of the evening is a perfect combination. Eating an ice cream sandwich with your hands feels slightly decadent, licking your fingers from the lingering sticky ice cream. 

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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

I started with shortbread cookie rounds using my mom’s shortbread recipe for this recipe. For this recipe, I used a cute cookie cutter with scalloped edges to make the cookies.

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

I love to make strawberry sauce. When strawberries are at their peak, I slice them in half and cook them with some sugar. This makes a heavenly sweet sauce that is all about strawberries. It can be used in so many ways. My husband loves this sauce on pancakes in the morning.

I don’t know about you, but strawberry ice cream can be too strawberry-y. Is that a word? Vanilla ice cream can be a bit boring. So, I make my vanilla ice cream with a strawberry swirl. It’s the perfect combination of vanilla and strawberry. Perhaps it is my Goldilocks version of the ideal ice cream.

Although I usually make homemade ice cream, this time, I used store-bought vanilla ice cream to create my vanilla with strawberry swirl ice cream. Adding homemade strawberry sauce is a great way to upcycle a store-bought item. 

To assemble the ice cream sandwiches:

  • one
    • Take the vanilla strawberry swirl ice cream out of the freezer so it can soften but not melt.
    • Lay out two of the shortbread cookies on your work surface
  • two
    • Scoop from the bottom of the ice cream pan so that you get all three layers of flavors.
    • Carefully (so that you don’t break the cookie) spread the ice cream across the shortbread cookie round to the edges of the cookie (I have found it is easier to spread the ice cream on the cookie while it is on a flat surface)
    • Place the second shortbread cookie on top
  • three
    • Once the sandwich is assembled, please pick it up and, using a spatula, even put more ice cream at the edges so that the sandwich is full
    • If you like sprinkles, roll the ice cream edge of the ice cream sandwich in sprinkles
    • Place the ice cream sandwich in a plastic container and back in the freezer until you are ready to serve

Shortbread Cookies

Recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes 20 seconds
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes 20 seconds


  • 3 ¾ cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 ½ cups butter, cut into tablespoons


    1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Cut in the butter gradually until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
    2. Form in a ball and knead until smooth. *
    3. Roll the dough out to desired thickness (¼”-½”) and cut with the cookie cutter. 
    4. Place the cut dough onto a cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper.
    5. The cookies rise a bit, but don’t grow, but don’t bunch them together on the cookie sheet.
    6. Bake in a preheated 325 degrees oven for 20-25 minutes (baking time varies by oven).
    7. Cool cookies on a wire rack until completely cooled. Store in an airtight container.

*If your mixture is dry, add a bit more water to help the dough stick together.

Homemade Strawberry Sauce

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 cups of strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • ⅓ cup sugar


    1. Add 2 cups of chopped strawberries and ⅓ cup sugar together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
    2. Stir over heat until syrupy.
    3. Cool completely (make sure the strawberry sauce is completely cooled or it will melt your ice cream)

Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl

Tasty Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 gallons of store bought vanilla ice cream
  • 2 1/2 cups homemade strawberry sauce


    1. Remove one of the gallons of vanilla ice cream from the freezer so that it can soften. Once the ice cream is softened a bit, spread the vanilla ice cream over the bottom of a 9x12 pan
    2. Once the strawberry sauce is completely cooled, pour it over the vanilla ice cream in the pan to cover the ice cream
    3. Put the pan back in the freezer so that the strawberry syrup can set and freeze a bit
    4. Once the strawberry syrup is set, remove the second gallon of vanilla ice cream from the freezer so that it can soften.
    5. Once the ice cream has softened, spread the second gallon of vanilla ice cream over the frozen strawberry sauce and put back into the freezer until ready to serve
    6. When you are ready to serve, scoop the ice cream from the bottom of the pan up through all three layers to make sure you get all of the yummy flavors together in one scoop

I hope you try this easy summer Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich recipe. This is a wonderful recipe to keep in the freezer so they are ready whenever you desire a sweet treat at the end of a warm summer evening.

Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think!

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Today, I have partnered together with 12 other bloggers. We are all sharing our favorite strawberry recipes. There are so many yummy recipes to try. Enjoy!

13 Summer Strawberry Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Pie // Happy Happy Nester

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes // Inspiration For Moms

Strawberry Tart // Paint Me Pink

Muddled Strawberry Basil Cocktail // Modern Glam

Strawberry Cocktail // Craftberry Bush

Refreshing Strawberry Cocktail // Maison De Cinq

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches // My 100 Year Old Home

Strawberry Basil Ice Cream // Most Lovely Things

Keto Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar // The Happy Housie

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa // Satori Design For Living

Glazed Strawberry Sweet Bread // Sincerely, Marie Designs

Breakfast Granola Tart // My Sweet Savannah 

Easy Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad // Twelve on Main

Frequently Asked Questions

How can you tell when a strawberry is ripe?

Strawberries turn from green to red as they ripen. Fully ripened strawberries are completely red. Strawberries are ready to be picked when they have turned red on at least 3/4 of the berry. Ripe strawberries also feel soft but not mushy. Strawberries that are crimson red and mushy are past their prime.

Do strawberries continue to ripen after they are picked?

No. Strawberries do not continue to ripen after they are picked. Strawberries that are white or green will remain so once picked.

Should I refrigerate strawberries?

Strawberries will last longer if refrigerated. Be sure the strawberries are not sitting in water as they will make them spoil sooner. Strawberries left unrefrigerated will only last a few days.

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  1. Oh my! These look beyond! I can’t even come up with the right words. That’s how amazing they look. Ice cream sandwiches using shortbread is genius!

    1. They are delicious! This made 24, for 12 sandwiches. But it also depends how big your cookie cutter is!

  2. Have you tried making the shortbread with gluten free flour? If so, what kind did you use for a delicious outcome?

  3. Leslie,
    Wonderful idea for 4th of July dessert! My grandsons will love them! Thanks again for something special!! HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY….

  4. These look amazing! What size cookie cutter did you use? Thank you for sharing this recipe- I have family coming over July 4th – these will be perfect!

  5. These sound wonderful. I thought the sprinkles were dehydrated strawberries. Wouldn’t that be a tasty addition?

  6. Good morning Leslie!

    I wanted to email you and tell you that I made your blueberry salad and it was one of the best salads I’ve ever had!
    We love fruit in salad, but your recipe took a plain salad with blueberries to a whole new level!
    The blueberry syrup added to the dressing made a big difference. Also, we loved the nuts in it. Making them homemade with the cinnamon and cayenne made a big difference as well.

    Thank you so much! And for all your recipes!

    Have a great week!


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