Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

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Indulge in the bliss of Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream, the perfect creamy summer dessert with lush berries and tender shortcake pieces.

Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Treat

If you’re looking for a refreshing and indulgent dessert for the summer, the mouthwatering combination of strawberry shortcake and creamy homemade ice cream is a delightful treat.

Ready to indulge in a blissful twist on a classic dessert?

Say hello to our homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream, a creamy, dreamy treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

Grab your spoons, and get ready for a whimsical whirl of sweet strawberries and fluffy angel food cake swirled into velvety ice cream.

Perfect for porch hangs, backyard BBQs, or just a sunny day when you’re yearning for some good old-fashioned flavorful joy!

There’s nothing quite like the joy that a scoop of homemade ice cream brings on a warm day, especially when it’s coupled with the comforting flavors of a classic dessert like strawberry shortcake.

Gather the simple ingredients, call over some friends or gather the kids, and get ready to make some sweet memories with this delightful recipe.

Strawberry ice cream in a bowl with strawberries.

Don’t limit yourself to just strawberries! Feel free to experiment with other delicious berries like raspberries or blueberries to create your unique variation of this delectable treat.

What You’ll Need

  • Whole milk (because every creamy dream starts with the basics)
  • Heavy whipping cream (this is where the magic happens!)
  • Vanilla extract (just a dash of pure happiness)
  • A pinch of salt (to balance all that sweetness)
  • Sugar, divided (because life is sweet)
  • Cubed angel food cake (light as a feather, but oh-so-tasty)
  • Fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped (like little bites of sunshine)
Vanilla pound cake with strawberries on a marble countertop.

How to Make a Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

Make the Base:

  1. Heat it up! 🔥 In a saucepan, cozy up the milk, whipping cream, vanilla, salt, and ¾ cup of sugar over medium heat. Stir with love for 3-5 minutes until everything’s perfectly dissolved and the sweet aroma fills your kitchen.
  2. Chill out! ❄️ Give the mix a little cool down and then, with a whisper of tenderness, lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on it – no skin allowed here! Tuck it into the fridge for a dreamy, chilled 2-hour nap.
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Bake the Cake Bites:

  1. Low and slow! 🌬 Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Get your angel food cake cubes all snug on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and toast them for 30 minutes. They’ll emerge crisp and golden, ready for their ice cream debut.

Stir Up the Strawberry Swirl:

  1. Berry blast! 💥 In another pan, mix strawberries and the remaining sugar. Boil them into a berry beautiful jam, breaking up the strawberries and letting the flavors meld. Once it’s bubbling and thick, pop it in the fridge alongside our milky mix.
Two pictures of strawberries being cooked in a pan.

Churn Baby, Churn:

  1. Here’s where the magic happens! 🪄 Pour your milk concoction into the ice cream maker. Watch in awe as it turns into something that looks and tastes like a puffy cloud from a whimsical wonderland.
A bowl of whipped cream in a food processor.

Layer and Swirl:

  1. It’s time to assemble! 🎨 Layer your creamy masterpiece with strawberry jam and cake cubes in a container. We’re creating art in every layer, but don’t overmix; you want to see those gorgeous swirls!
  2. The hardest part – wait! Freeze your masterpiece for 4-6 hours. Grab a spoon (or don’t – we don’t judge!) and indulge in your freshly churned strawberry shortcake ice cream.
Four pictures showing how to make strawberry ice cream.

Dig into this frosty confection and revel in the sweet mingling of strawberries and cake with every spoonful.

Strawberry ice cream in a glass bowl.

It’s not just ice cream; it’s a celebration in a bowl!

Share it with friends, and family, or savor it solo under the stars. Happy scooping, dessert advocates! 🍨✨


The best part about this recipe is that it’s highly customizable.

You can experiment with different flavors of ice cream, such as chocolate or mint, to create your own unique twist on the classic strawberry shortcake ice cream cake.

So, for your next summer gathering or special occasion, impress your guests with homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream.

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Strawberry shortcake ice cream in a bowl.

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Values

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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 45 minutes

Indulge in the bliss of Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream, the perfect creamy summer dessert with lush berries and tender shortcake pieces.


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the milk, whipping cream, vanilla, salt, and ¾ cup of sugar. Stir constantly for 3 to 5 minutes as the mixture heats and the sugar dissolves.
  2. Cool slightly and then transfer to a bowl. Place plastic wrap over the top, making contact with the milk mixture to make a skin, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cubes of angel food cake on the baking sheet in an even layer.
  5. Toast in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely at room temperature.
  6. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, place the strawberries and remaining sugar.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, smashing the strawberries as it cooks. Continue cooking, stirring often, for about 10 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  9. When ready to make the ice cream, pour the milk mixture into the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  10. When the ice cream is set, spoon about ⅓ of the ice cream into a freezer container.
  11. Add ⅓ of the strawberry sauce and ⅓ of the angel food cake. Repeat the layer until all of the ingredients are in the freezer container. Carefully swirl the mixture but do not over-stir.
  12. Freeze for at least 4 to 6 hours. Strawberry shortcake ice cream in a bowl.


Makes about 1 quart liquid and about 2 quarts frozen ice cream.

In the Cuisinart Ice Cream 2 quart machine, the ice cream takes approximately 30 minutes to freeze into soft serve.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 601Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 73mgSodium 746mgCarbohydrates 89gFiber 2gSugar 39gProtein 9g

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Storage Options

To ensure optimum freshness, store your strawberry shortcake ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer.

It will stay delicious for up to 2 weeks, allowing you to savor its incredible taste whenever you’re in the mood for a delightful summer dessert.

Enjoy the irresistible combination of fruity sweetness, creamy indulgence, and delightful crunch with our delicious strawberry shortcake ice cream.

Perfect way to cool down and treat yourself during the sunny summer months!


Ready for a scoop of heaven? 🌈

Join us in the kitchen where fun meets flavor with our blissful Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream!

It’s not just a treat; it’s an experience waiting to tingle your taste buds.

This dessert is all about those spontaneous moments of joy, shared with friends and family, or cherished during your precious me-time.

Follow these simple steps and immerse yourself in the craft of creating a frozen delight that sings summer with every bite!

This strawberry shortcake ice cream is all you need for a backyard bash or an indulgent night in.

Whip up a batch with your family, or surprise your friends at the next potluck.

There’s joy in every scoop and the best part? You made it, and you made it awesome! 🌟

Now, who’s ready for some ice cream? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ #HomemadeHappiness #StrawberryShortcakeBliss

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