Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Ice Cream Bars are fruits, snacks, and desserts in one recipe! They’re family-friendly treats that are perfect for celebrations and weekend get-togethers, especially during the summer.

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Combine the sweetness of chocolates with the juiciness of strawberries, and you have yourself a nutritious and refreshing treat!

How to Make Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream with just three ingredients? Yes, it’s possible so let’s make it together!



Strawberries are juicy, tarty, and sweet red fruits that are absolutely nutritious and delicious. They have a vibrant red shade that makes them appetizing in any dish!

They are also rich in fiber and simple sugar, which means they can help with digestion without causing high blood sugar levels. These also make great ingredients for milkshakes, donuts, and jam!

Milk chocolate

Misconceived as a weight-gaining dessert, milk chocolate actually has important benefits of its own. Quality milk chocolate is mildly sweet, creamy, light, and delicate. It may also have an aftertaste that is similar to vanilla or milk. 

Homemade dark chocolate can also be an excellent substitute for this ingredient to make the recipe healthier!

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Coconut oil

You may be surprised to know that coconut oil will be used in an ice cream recipe, but it actually works! It can be a great source of energy and antioxidants. 


Honey is an optional sweetening ingredient in this recipe, but here’s why you should consider adding them. In an article by MedicineNet, even a tablespoon of honey every day can contribute to heart health, 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.


  1. Slice the strawberries using a knife.
  2. Blend the strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Incorporate the honey if desired.
  4. Pour the strawberry puree into ice cream molds and let them freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. 
  5. Bring water to a boil in a pot and then turn off the heat.
  6. Place a heat-resistant glass bowl on top of the pot and put in the chopped milk chocolates.
  7. Once the chocolate melts, pour in the coconut oil and mix with a spatula until smooth. 
  8. Pour the milk chocolate into a glass and take the ice cream out of the molds.
  9. Coat the ice cream in melted milk chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip back into the glass. 
  10. You can momentarily place the chocolate-coated strawberry ice cream on a plate to let the chocolate solidify before serving!

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! 

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How to Select Strawberries

When buying fresh whole strawberries, always go for ones with bright red skin that is shiny in texture. It should also feel firm when you give in a light squeeze. 

The leaves on top of the strawberries should also be intact and in a healthy green color to indicate freshness. Don’t purchase strawberries that feel mushy or seem withered. 

How to Store Strawberries

In terms of storage, strawberries can last up to a day at room temperature. An article by the Food Network presents a way how to refrigerate strawberries. 

Line a plate or baking tray with paper towels and arrange the unwashed strawberries on top. Then, cover it with a lid or cling film and refrigerate for up to 7 days.

Always check the strawberries for molds and remove rotten strawberries immediately. 

Alternatively, wash and dry the strawberries and freeze them over a lined baking tray. Then, apportion them into freezer bags for up to several months. 

How to Make Milk Chocolate

If you’re not comfortable buying milk chocolate in grocery stores, 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 over a stovetop, then gradually add the sugar, cocoa powder, and milk powder.
  2. While stirring, add in the vanilla extract and wait until you achieve a creamy and chocolatey consistency.
  3. You can let this set in ice cube trays or chocolate bar molds.
  4. 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 muddle them using a mortar and pestle. You can also use a food mill, fine-mesh sieve, or food processor

Alternatively, you can manually 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!

How to Make Ice Cream Without Ice Cream Molds

You can use an ice cube tray and place small sticks as the handle as a substitute for ice cream molds

You may also pour the strawberry puree into small disposable cups, cover them with aluminum foil, and mount a popsicle stick halfway through the cup. 


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. 

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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

Strawberry ice cream is best served as dessert or as a snack on a hot day. Avoid eating it at night for uninterrupted sleep. Instead, you can have it after breakfast to energize you throughout the day. 

Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Strawberry ice cream can last up to 2 hours at room temperature. You can place it in a cooler or ice cream bucket as well. 

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  • In the fridge: Refrigeration is not recommended because it can cause the ice cream to melt and spoil. 
  • To freeze: The uncoated strawberry ice cream can last in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can take them out once you make your melted milk chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the strawberry ice cream bar made of?

A strawberry ice cream bar is 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.

Is Strawberry Ice Cream healthy? 

Yes, all of the ingredients in this recipe are good for you as long as you consume the ice cream in moderation. You will notice changes in your mood and physical health with healthy and regulated consumption. 

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

Why should coconut oil be added to chocolate? 

Coconut oil helps make the chocolate richer and smoother consistency. Moreover, using coconut oil can make the chocolate set faster. 

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Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

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 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 4
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 448kcal


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


  • Blend the strawberries.
    Slice the strawberries into pieces and blend until smooth. You can also add in honey if preferred.
  • Freeze the strawberries in ice cream molds.
    Pour the strawberry puree in ice cream molds and let them freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Melt the milk chocolate.
    In a pot, bring water to a boil then, turn off the heat. Place a heat-resistant glass bowl on top of the pot and put in the chopped milk chocolates. Once the chocolate melts, pour in the coconut oil and mix until smooth.
  • Dip the strawberry ice cream into the milk chocolate.
    Pour the milk chocolate into a deep glass and take the ice cream out of the molds. Coat the ice cream in melted milk chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip back into the glass.
    You can momentarily place the chocolate-coated strawberry ice cream on a plate to let the chocolate solidify.



  • To make it more delicious, purchase quality strawberries that are juicy and sweet.
  • Substitute the ingredients with healthier alternatives more suited to your diet.
  • 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
Keyword candy bar, choco ice, frozen dessert, ice cream

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