Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

INGREDIENTS

Cookie Crust:
  • 20 Golden Oreo cookies crushed with the cream filling (about 2 cups) (OR you can use any Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies – they even have Gluten Free ones)
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 4-1/2 – 5 cups your favorite vanilla ice cream homemade or store-bought
  • 2-1/2 cups strawberry sorbet homemade or store-bought
Crumbled Topping:
  • 8-10 Golden Oreo cookies crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon butter softened
  • 4 Tablespoons freeze-dried strawberries pulsed into powder OR strawberry gelatin (jello) powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line an 8 x 8 square baking dish with parchment or wax paper leaving an overhang for easier removal of the bars. Set aside.
  2. Make the cookie crust – In a food processor, add the entire Oreo cookies (no need to remove the cream filling) and pulse into fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and stir until combined. Press mixture into the bottom of the lined baking dish. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes to set.
  3. Make the crumbled topping – In a small bowl, zip-top bag or food processor, add Oreo cookies and crush into large crumbs. Mix with softened butter and press together into pea-sized pieces. Combine with freeze-dried strawberry powder (or strawberry jello powders). Set aside.
  4. Assemble – Remove vanilla ice cream and strawberry sorbet from freezer to soften (takes about 15-20 minutes). When ready, scoop around 2 cups of vanilla ice cream over the cookie crust and spread evenly using an offset spatula.
  5. Place pan in freezer to harden slightly (about 10-20 minutes).
  6. Next, spread the sorbet over the vanilla ice cream layer evenly. Again, place pan in freezer for 10 minutes if needed. Add the final layer of vanilla ice cream spreading evenly.
  7. Sprinkle the strawberry cookie crumbs evenly over the bars. Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  8. Lift out of pan using the parchment paper overhang. Allow to sit out for about 5-10 minutes so the crust softens up slightly. Using a very sharp knife, cut into square rectangles. Store bars in freezer until ready to serve.
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