Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

Raise the bar of freezer-friendly foods with fresh, sweet, and delicious Strawberry Ice Cream Bars!

Instead of coating strawberries with chocolate, why not try a recipe that gives you sweet strawberries inside and crunchy chocolate on the outside? In one dish, you get fruity goodness on the inside and chocolatey goodness on the outside.

The Strawberry Ice Cream Bars will surely be a family favorite in your home, especially in the summer. They make the perfect snacks or desserts on a hot day to make everyone feel cool and refreshed.

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Whenever you want something sweet and fruity, just snack on some Strawberry Ice Cream Bars. I’m sure it will get your kids excited about bonding together over good food that’s not just yummy but satisfying, too!

How to Make Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

How easy is it to make Strawberry Ice Cream Bars? Well, all you need are four simple ingredients for the right flavor and texture. After a few hours of freezing, you’ve got yourself a filling dish that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

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

Ingredients

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

Strawberries 

If you love strawberries, then you will love this special dish.

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. Strawberries freeze well without changing their flavor or texture – making them perfect for freezer-friendly foods.

Health Benefits of Strawberries

  • 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

What type of chocolate should you use for the Strawberry Ice Cream Bars? Milk chocolate, of course!

You can best 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. Milk chocolate also freezes well with different kinds of fruits.

Dark chocolate can also be an excellent substitute to make the recipe healthier. The blend of sweetness from chocolates and berries is certainly a match made in heaven, especially when you taste them in these ice cream bars.

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Coconut oil

Why do you need coconut oil for the Strawberry Ice Cream Bars?

Mixing the coconut oil with the chocolate will make the coating smoother and thicker. It also adds a mildly nutty flavor that tastes great with strawberries and chocolate.

An article by Giapo mentioned that using coconut oil for ice cream can cause it to melt more slowly. In fact, the oil can help freeze the ice cream for the proper shape. I’m sure it will give you fantastic results, too!

Honey

What could be missing from the recipe? Maybe it needs some honey!

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.

Directions

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! 

Tips

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.

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

Using a blender is the easiest way to puree berries, but what if you don’t have a blender?

First, 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. If they’re soft enough, you can even mash them with a fork.

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

How else can you customize the Strawberry Ice Cream Bars?

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 instead. 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

After only several hours of waiting, you get to savor the Strawberry Ice Cream Bars!

I love serving these as a dessert or as a snack on a hot day. My kids enjoy it so much that we have it in the freezer almost every week. Whenever I crave something sweet, I just grab one from the freezer!

You can also have it after breakfast to give you energy for the day. Remember not to eat too much of these ice cream bars to prevent adverse effects. I also don’t suggest eating them at night for better sleep quality.

Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Strawberry ice cream bars 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 is in a strawberry ice cream bar?

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 goes well with strawberry ice cream?

These strawberry ice cream bars can taste great with granola, waffles, brownies, and so much more. Just remember to do pair it with other foods that are too sweet or high in sugar.

Strawberry ice cream is a popular flavor because it has a tarty sweet flavor, bright red or pink color, and an amazing aroma. It is so visually appealing that you just want to take a bite whenever you see it.

What ice cream has real strawberries in it?

There are ice cream products with fresh strawberries but you can also just make your own ice cream at home. Be sure to add some strawberry slices for added texture, color, and flavor.

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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

Ingredients
 
 

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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

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Notes

  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. 

Nutrition

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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