This Strawberry Shortcake Popsicle has everything you love about the classic dessert in a frozen treat. From the creamy inside to the crumb coated outside, it is delicious.

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Strawberry Shortcake Popsicle

This recipe is reminiscent of the the good humor bars we used to get on the ice cream truck growing up. My kids actually still get these at school. This is a classic treat that kids and adults love.

You can feel good about giving these to your kids. There aren’t any hidden ingredients or hard to pronounce words. The strawberry puree is combined with Greek yogurt for extra protein.

The topping is a tasty blend of freeze dried strawberries and vanilla wafers. It really doesn’t get any better than these Strawberry Shortcake bars.

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Ingredients

Ingredients needed for Strawberry shortcake popsicles.

For the Popsicles: 

  • Fresh Strawberries, cleaned and diced 
  • Whole Plain Greek Yogurt 
  • Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract

Ingredients For the Crunch Topping:

  • Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Unsalted Butter, melted
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How to make strawberry shortcake popsicle:

  • Blend the popsicle ingredients together. Combine all the popsicle ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. 
  • Pour into molds. Pour this mixture into the popsicle molds and place a popsicle stick in each one.
  • Freeze the popsicles. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until the popsicles are fully frozen. Overnight works great too.
  • Make the coating. While the popsicles are freezing, place the freeze dried strawberries and the vanilla wafers in a food processor. Pulse on high until the mixture is in fine crumbs.
  • Melt the butter for the topping. Then add in the melted butter and pulse until well combined. Then spread this mixture out on a flat plate. 
  • Add the topping. When the popsicles are ready, run warm water on the outside of the molds to loosen the popsicles from the molds.
  • Thaw the popsicles. This will take about a minute to soften them slightly.  Then dip all sides of the popsicles in the crumb mixture to coat all sides.  Work quickly so that the popsicles do not melt.  
  • Freeze again. After the popsicles have been coated with the crumb mixture, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze them for 20-30 minutes. 
  • Serve and enjoy. Then the popsicles are ready to serve or you can store them in a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months. 
Strawberry shortcake popsicle close up photo.

How to store:

Store the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars in a freezer bag or container and put in the freezer. I suggest placing the bars in between parchment paper as well.

This will prevent them from sticking.

Strawberry shortcake popsicle close up photo.

How long do homemade popsicles last:

These will last up to 3 weeks in the freezer.

Strawberry shortcake popsicle close up photo.

Can you make them in advance?

You can make the bars up to 2 weeks in advance and add the crumb coating when ready to enjoy. This will help to save time if you are making these for a party or event.

Variations:

  • Ice Cream. We love making these with strawberry ice cream to add more strawberry flavor, but these popsicles can be made with vanilla ice cream as well.
  • Sugar. Our strawberries were very sweet. If the berries you have are not, you can add more sugar. Start with ¼ cup to ½ cup sugar.
  •  Honey. You can substitute honey in this recipe for the sugar.
  • Coconut Oil. Substitute coconut oil for the melted butter if desired.
  • Frozen strawberry. If fresh berries are not available to you, you can use frozen. Just thaw before using. You may need to drain some of the juice once they thaw.
  • Cookies. Try using Golden Oreo Cookies or a shortbread style cookie instead of the vanilla wafers. Either of these options would be delicious. You can use any butter type cookie.
  • Fruit. Try a different variation by using freeze dried blueberries or raspberries in this popsicle recipe. Both of these options are really delicious. You might want to make an assortment of flavors.

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you do not have a food processor, you can place the cookies and freeze dried strawberries inside a ziplock bag. Then pound with the back of a spoon or use a rolling pin.
  • The coating is a pretty pink color. However, if you want it less pink, simply add the crushed strawberries to the crushed cookies instead of blending together.
  • We prefer to let these popsicles set overnight. This ensures they are good and frozen.
  • Don’t toss leftover coating. If you happen to have extra topping remaining, save it to make homemade ice cream with. It pairs nicely with vanilla ice cream base.

Make this easy treat.

It is so simple to make this nostalgic frozen treat for a dessert everyone will love. Anyone that loves those classic Good Humor bars will go crazy over this recipe.

The steps are really easy and require minimum work and time. I think you will be so pleased with this recipe. Give it a try!

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Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

5 from 5 votes
This Strawberry Shortcake Popsicle has everything you love about the classic dessert in a frozen treat. From the creamy inside to the crumb coated outside, it is delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 635

Ingredients

  • For the Popsicles:
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries cleaned and diced
  • 1/2 cup Whole Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Crunch Topping:
  • 2 cups Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 2 cups Vanilla Wafers
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter melted

Instructions

  • Combine all the popsicle ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour this mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours or until the popsicles are fully frozen (overnight works great too).
  • While the popsicles are freezing, place the freeze dried strawberries and the vanilla wafers in a food processor.
  • Pulse on high until the mixture is in fine crumbs.
  • Then add in the melted butter and pulse until well combined. Then spread this mixture out on a flat plate.
  • When the popsicles are ready, run warm water on the outside of the molds to loosen the popsicles from the molds.
  • Thaw the popsicles for a minute to soften them slightly.  Then dip all sides of the popsicles in the crumb mixture to coat all sides.  Work quickly so that the popsicles do not melt.
  • After the popsicles have been coated with the crumb mixture, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze them for 20-30 minutes.
  • Then the popsicles are ready to serve or you can store them in a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

We love making these with strawberry ice cream to add more strawberry flavor, but these popsicles can be made with vanilla ice cream as well. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 635kcal, Carbohydrates 105g, Protein 5g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 182mg, Potassium 1036mg, Fiber 8g, Sugar 48g, Vitamin A 556IU, Vitamin C 732mg, Calcium 157mg, Iron 13mg

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