Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

Make the best freezer-friendly treats with these fresh, sweet, and absolutely delicious Strawberry Ice Cream Bars!

In this recipe, you will learn how to combine the tarty quality of strawberries and the luscious flavor of chocolate. You get fruity goodness on the inside and chocolatey goodness on the outside.

These will surely be a family favorite in your home during the summer. They can even make good snacks or desserts on a hot day to make everyone feel cool and refreshed.

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Each bite is definitely worth it. Instead of chocolate-coated strawberries, why not try these Strawberry Ice Cream Bars for a change?

How to Make Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

Don’t you just love how fun it is to bite into an ice cream bar with strawberry juiciness inside? With this Strawberry Ice Cream Bars recipe, you will learn how to best pair berries with chocolate.

I’m sure you will love making them as much as you enjoy eating them!


Using these ingredients, you can make the best Strawberry Ice Cream Bars yet!


When it comes to fruity treats, strawberries are some of my go-to fruits. They have a sweet, tarty, and sour flavor that will go well with the chocolate.

Strawberries are also soft and juicy for easy blending and quick freezing. The red color of these fruits can also give the ice cream bars an appetizing quality.

Health Benefits

  • Take better care of your heart by adding strawberries to your diet.
  • According to Medical News Today, strawberries are rich in fiber to promote digestion.
  • These berries can also help manage weight because they are low in calories.
  • According to Best Health Magazine, these fruits are good for your vision and skin too.
  • The vitamins from these berries will boost your immunity and energy.

There are many ways to make the most out of strawberries. They will never go to waste because I love using them for Strawberry Banana Popsicles, Strawberry Banana Milkshake, and Strawberry Jam!

Milk chocolate

Complement the berries with sweet, smooth, and creamy milk chocolate. In this recipe, the milk chocolate will be used to coat the ice cream bars.

Homemade dark chocolate can also be an excellent substitute to make the recipe healthier. The blend of sweetness from chocolates and berries is definitely a match made in heaven!

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Coconut oil

Coconut oil in an ice cream recipe? Why not? The oil will help give the chocolate a smoother texture for flawless ice cream bars. Its nutty flavor improves the taste of the chocolates too.

An article by Giapo mentioned that using coconut oil for ice cream can cause it to melt slower. In fact, the oil can help freeze the ice cream for the proper shape.


Give the ice cream bars a richer quality with honey. It intensifies the sweet flavor of the strawberries and chocolates. Medicine Net, mentioned that even a tablespoon of honey every day could be good for your heart, digestion, and blood cholesterol. 

Just imagine biting into these ice cream bars, tasting the full flavors of the fruits and the chocolate! Even the texture becomes creamy and heavenly for a fantastic recipe.


Have fun making these Strawberry Ice Cream Bars!

  1. Slice the strawberries using a knife.
  2. Blend them in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Then, add the honey, if desired.
  4. Pour the strawberry puree into ice cream molds.
  5. Let them freeze for at least four hours or overnight. 
  6. Bring water to a boil in a pot.
  7. Place a heat-resistant glass bowl on top of the pot.
  8. Add the chocolates to the bowl.
  9. Once the chocolate melts, pour in the coconut oil.
  10. Mix everything with a spatula until smooth. 
  11. Pour the milk chocolate into a glass.
  12. Then, take the ice cream out of the molds.
  13. Coat the ice cream in melted milk chocolate.
  14. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the glass. 
  15. Once the chocolate hardens, serve the ice cream bars!
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Isn’t this a refreshing take on how you can combine strawberries and chocolate? It’s chocolatey on the inside and fruity and juicy on the inside! 


Buying strawberries

  • My Fearless Kitchen suggests buying berries with bright red skin.
  • The berries should have green leaves on top.
  • Check if they are also plump and heavy for their size.
  • For sweeter ice cream bars, I suggest buying small berries.

Storing strawberries

  • Ripe strawberries can last up to a day at room temperature.
  • An article by the Food Network suggests storing the berries by placing them on a lined tray and covering them with cling film to refrigerate for a week.
  • You can also freeze the strawberries for several weeks or months.

How to Make Milk Chocolate

If you’re not comfortable buying milk chocolate in grocery stores, then you can make a healthier version at home!

You’ll need cocoa powder, milk powder, sugar, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. 

  1. Heat coconut oil in a pot.
  2. Then, add the sugar, cocoa powder, and milk powder.
  3. While stirring, add the vanilla extract.
  4. Wait until you achieve a creamy and chocolatey consistency.
  5. You can let this set in ice cube trays or chocolate bar molds.
  6. To use it for the strawberry ice cream, let it cool before dipping it in the strawberry ice cream.
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How to Blend Strawberries Without a Blender

A blender is a convenient way to puree strawberries, but you also use other techniques to make it!

First, you can slice the strawberries into small pieces and puree them using a mortar and pestle. You can also use a food mill, sieve, or food processor

Alternatively, you can puree the strawberries using a knife to mash them continuously. Moreover, you can steam the strawberries in a steaming basket over a pot of hot water, rinse them with cold water, then mash them!

Strawberry Ice Cream Bars Variations

To make this recipe more diet-friendly, you can substitute milk chocolate with vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free chocolate. You can also use dark chocolate to make it healthier. 

Meanwhile, if you don’t have coconut oil at home, you can mix in some butter or vegan butter in the chocolate mixture. Make the ice cream smoother and thicker with plant-based milk options, such as coconut milk, chocolate almond milk, or almond milk.

Fit Meal Ideas suggests the following fruits to pair with berries:

  • Mangoes
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pomegranates
  • Papayas
  • Avocados
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Watermelons

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  • Blender: Use a blender to puree the strawberries.
  • Ice cream molds: Pour the ice cream puree into ice cream molds to form. 
  • Pot: Boil water in a pot to melt the chocolate.
  • Glass bowl: Put the chopped milk chocolate in the glass bowl. 
  • Spatula: Stir the melting milk chocolate using a spatula. 
  • Knife: Use a knife to cut the strawberries and chop the milk chocolate. 
  • Glass: Coat the strawberry popsicle in chocolate in a glass.

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How to Serve Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry ice cream is best served as dessert or as a snack on a hot day. Avoid eating it at night because it can cause difficulty sleeping.

Instead, you can have it after breakfast to energize you throughout the day. Remember not to eat too much of these ice cream bars to prevent adverse effects.

Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Strawberry ice cream can last up to two hours at room temperature. You can place it in a cooler or ice cream bucket as well. 

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  • In the fridge: I do not suggest storing it in the fridge because it can melt.
  • To freeze: Plain strawberry ice cream can last in the freezer for up to two months. You can take them out once you make your melted milk chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are strawberry ice cream bars made of?

Strawberry ice cream bars are made of fresh strawberries, chocolate, and coconut oil. Other fruits can also be mixed with strawberries, and there may also be substitutes for milk chocolate.

What flavors go with strawberry ice cream?

Just when you think strawberry ice cream can’t get better, you can add flavor by adding chocolates, fresh fruits, cream, yogurt, sorbet, and more!

Is strawberry ice cream sweet?

Yes, the strawberry ice cream is sweet, especially if you use fresh berries. These fruits are also naturally sweet, tarty, and sour. You can still balance the flavors with other ingredients.

What is strawberry shortcake ice cream made of?

The classic strawberry shortcake ice cream is made of berries seasoned with sugar and lemon. You will also need eggs, sugar, milk, heavy cream, sponge cake, and sweeteners for the perfect flavor and texture.

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Strawberry Ice Cream Bars (VIDEO)

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Sometimes, a chocolatey and fruit refreshing treat is all you need. So try this 4-Ingredient Chocolate-Coated Strawberry Ice Cream to make your days brighter and sweeter!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 448kcal


  • 280 g fresh strawberries
  • 15 ml clear honey
  • 300 g milk chocolate
  • 45 ml coconut oil


  • Slice the strawberries using a knife.
  • Blend them in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Then, add the honey, if desired.
  • Pour the strawberry puree into ice cream molds.
  • Let them freeze for at least four hours or overnight. 
  • Bring water to a boil in a pot.
  • Place a heat-resistant glass bowl on top of the pot.
  • Add the chocolates to the bowl.
  • Once the chocolate melts, pour in the coconut oil.
  • Mix everything with a spatula until smooth. 
  • Pour the milk chocolate into a glass.
  • Then, take the ice cream out of the molds.
  • Coat the ice cream in melted milk chocolate.
  • Let the excess chocolate drip back into the glass. 
  • Once the chocolate hardens, serve the ice cream bars!



  1. To make it more delicious, purchase quality strawberries that are juicy and sweet.
  2. Substitute the ingredients with healthier alternatives more suited to your diet.
  3. Don’t feed chocolates to babies until they reach 1 year of age. 


Serving: 1 (of 4)Calories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 3gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 327mgFiber: 6gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
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