Sweet, simple, and berry-licious, this Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Rolls Ice Cream Recipe is a yummy and easy springtime treat. Easily made with common ingredients and no special equipment, you can have a batch of this homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream ready to enjoy in no time!
- Cookies for Kids' Cancer
- Little Debbie Ice Cream Back Story
- What's in Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream?
- Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Ingredients
- What are Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcakes?
- Equipment You’ll Need
- How to Make No-Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Expert Tips and Tricks
- Recipe Variations
- More Cookie for Kids Bloggers & Recipes
- More Strawberry Recipes
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Cookies for Kids' Cancer
It's that time of year again... The Good Cookie V- Day Food Bloggers' Event! I’m so excited to participate in this Valentine’s event again. This is the sixth year and we want to continue to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Today I'm sharing this amazing ice cream as my contribution to the Valentine's Day recipe roundup and hoping some of my incredible readers will pitch in to help!
Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. It’s such a small number and that’s why I got involved.
And with the ongoing pandemic, children are still being diagnosed with cancer. It’s imperative that we raise awareness and continue to raise funds to fund the ongoing pediatric cancer research!
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids' Cancer!
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Little Debbie Ice Cream Back Story
In November of 2020, I shared a recipe for Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes ice cream. It was SO good and I felt like it was pretty unique. Then to my great surprise, in November 2021, there was a news story that there would be an official Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Ice Cream debut.
If you didn't know, I am a HUGE Christmas Tree Cakes lover, so I was SO excited to try it. Sadly, I was never able to find it in any of our local grocery or retail stores during the Christmas season (thanks, rural Mississippi 😉). I walked down the freezer aisle every time I entered a store during the holiday season, but I always left disappointed.
Fast forward to February 2022 and Little Debbie has now announced that they will continue collaboration with Hudsonville Ice Cream in Michigan and be releasing a whole line of Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ice Cream!
The new Little Debbie Ice Cream Flavors will include several of the classic snack cakes: Oatmeal Creme Pies Ice Cream, Cosmic Brownies Ice Cream (coming next to the blog, and yes, there will be brownie pieces!), Zebra Cakes Ice Cream, Honey Buns Ice Cream, this amazing Strawberry Shortcake Rolls Ice Cream, and the beloved Nutty Bars Ice Cream (hello peanut butter ice cream!).
And if you live in a small town in America and can't find a pint of one of these new flavors in your grocery store, I'm on a mission to share homemade versions of all of them so you can make them at home!
What's in Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream?
So... in my version of Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream - you will find a perfect combination of the flavors of sweet and tart strawberry swirl, buttery sponge cake, and light vanilla ice cream to create a luscious and rich dessert.
As a big fan of Strawberry Shortcake, this will be at the top of my new ice cream flavors!
This ice cream will be great for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, tea parties, or bridal showers, this springy dessert is truly a versatile one! Not to mention that it can be prepped in just 15 minutes and is best as a make-ahead dessert, so there's no last-minute preparation involved.
The no-churn aspect of this homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream is what makes it unique! Instead of worrying about cooking and churning an egg custard base, making this ice cream is as easy as whipping together a few ingredients, transferring the mixture to a loaf pan, and allowing everything to freeze solid.
In no time you’ll have a rich and creamy strawberry shortcake ice cream that ranks right up there with anything you can buy at the grocery store! You'll love it - your kids will love it - it'll be a hit for the whole family!
Love homemade ice cream and frozen desserts? Be sure to also check out my Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, Homemade OREO Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, this Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake (Perfect for a Crowd!), and this Raspberry Lemon Sorbet.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Ingredients
- Strawberry Shortcakes—These twinkie-like, strawberry-flavored sponge cakes can be purchased at your local grocery store.
- Heavy Whipping Cream—Acts as the light and creamy base of your no-churn ice cream.
- Cool Whip—Adds additional airiness, sweetness, and stability to this homemade ice cream.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk—Used in place of sugar to sweeten this dessert, sweetened condensed milk adds a rich, creamy texture to your ice cream.
- Vanilla Extract—Helps to enhance the other sweet and fruity flavors.
- Strawberry Glaze—Storebought or a simple combination of fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.
What are Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcakes?
Little Debbie strawberry shortcakes are miniature, rolled sponge cakes filled with strawberry jam and vanilla cream. Their signature swirl and sweet strawberry flavor are well known and loved by many. You can pick up a box of Little Debbie strawberry shortcakes at almost any grocery store.
You can make Little Debbie no-churn strawberry shortcake ice cream with just a few simple pieces of kitchen equipment! You’ll need an electric mixer (hand mixer or stand mixer), a mixing bowl, a metal bread pan, and a rubber spatula.
How to Make No-Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream
Start by beating your heavy whipping cream until it becomes thick.
Then add the Cool Whip and beat again until stiff peaks form.
Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in a few crumbled strawberry shortcakes.
Again, be gentle so as not to completely deflate the whipped cream.
Allow your no-churn strawberry shortcake ice cream to freeze until completely set (overnight is best). Scoop, serve, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can’t find Little Debbie strawberry shortcakes?
If you can’t find Little Debbie strawberry shortcakes in your local grocery, discount or Walmart stores, you can always replicate the flavors by adding chunks of sponge or pound cake and chopped fresh strawberries to your ice cream base.
How do I make a strawberry glaze?
You can make a simple strawberry glaze by adding fresh strawberries, granulated sugar, and a bit of lemon juice to a small saucepan. Heat this mixture over medium heat until it begins to bubble and the strawberries release most of their juices. Allow your glaze to cool before adding it to your ice cream.
How long does no-churn ice cream take to set?
I find that this strawberry shortcake ice cream sets best when it’s left in the freezer overnight. Any less time and your ice cream will likely be a bit runny.
How to Store Leftover Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream
Any leftover Little Debbie strawberry shortcake ice cream can be stored in the same bread pan you initially froze it in. Cover it in a layer (or two) of plastic wrap and it should stay good in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Line your bread pan with parchment paper for easy clean-up!
- Use a butter knife to swirl the strawberry glaze throughout the ice cream base before freezing.
- For more uniform chunks of shortcake, try chopping your cakes with a chef’s knife instead of crumbling them.
- Cover your Little Debbie strawberry shortcake ice cream with plastic wrap before freezing to prevent freezer burn.
This basic strawberry shortcake ice cream recipe can be tweaked in a variety of ways! Use the ideas below to make a no-churn ice cream that reflects your personal flavor preferences.
- Love berry-flavored desserts? Try swirling a few chopped fresh strawberries throughout your ice cream mixture.
- To make a strawberry lemon shortcake ice cream, add some lemon zest, extract, or curd to the ice cream base.
- Make this no-churn ice cream extra festive by adding red or pink food coloring to the mix!
- The sky’s the limit when it comes to topping this strawberry shortcake ice cream! Additional shortcake pieces, more strawberry glaze, sprinkles, whipped cream, crushed graham crackers, or white chocolate sauce would all be great additions.
More Cookie for Kids Bloggers & Recipes
There are dozens of other bloggers also participating in this event! Please click and visit some of their amazing recipes too!
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