I am totally sold on the concept of an Ice Cream Sandwich and especially a Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwich. I love the way you can pick it up and lick the ice cream from the centre with the melting ice cream running down your fingers.
If you don’t want to get sticky you can eat your ice cream sandwich from a bowl. Break through the crisp buttery cookie to reach the sweet, ice cream centre. The addition of delicious Scottish strawberries makes this the perfect dessert.
Homemade Scottish Shortbread
Follow my step by step recipe for homemade Scottish Shortbread Biscuits. If you don’t have time to make your own shortbread, you could buy some shortbread cookies to make a really speedy Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwich. But there is no doubt that my homemade butter shortbread is much better and it’s simple to make.
Short of time?
Buy ready-made butter shortbread biscuits (cookies) to make this recipe even easier to make
Make the Ice Cream rounds
Use the same cookie cutter to make the ice cream rounds for the Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches as you did to make the cookies. This means that they are always the correct size.
Make ahead of time
Store some pre-cut ice cream rounds in your freezer so they are always on hand when you want to create an ice cream sandwich.
I used Graham’s butter from Graham’s the Family Dairy to make the shortbread. In a sign of the growing demand for local produce, Graham’s have beaten Danish rivals Lurpak to become the best selling butter brand in Scotland. Made from milk supplied only by Scottish dairy farmers, Graham’s butter is then churned the traditional way north of the border.
The new research confirms the consumer trend to increasingly choose Scottish produce. When it comes to block butter, Graham’s have overtaken Lurpak and now have 10.9% market share with their Danish rival trailing with just 9.8%.
I found Graham’s butter light, creamy and easy to work with when making shortbread, the shortbread was very good, with a nice snap to it then melting in your mouth, just as it should.
More Strawberry Recipes from Farmersgirl Kitchen
Strawberry Shortcake for a wonderful Summer afternoon tea.
Strawberry Tarts – homemade with puff pastry strawberries and a sweet sauce.
More Strawberry Desserts
Strawberry Cream Cakes from Tin & Thyme
Strawberry Prosecco Cake from Sew White
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Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwich
For the shortbread biscuits
- 300 g plain flour
- 100 g caster sugar
- 200 g butter
- 20 g caster superfine sugar for dredging
- 500 g Ice cream I used strawberry shortcake frozen yogurt
- 250 g strawberries
To make the shortbread biscuits
- Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar. Work in the butter with your fingertips - keep it in one piece and gradually work in the dry ingredients. Knead well until the dough has come together.
- Pat down on a work surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/2 cm (1/8 in) and cut out with a cookie cutter. You will probably have to keep pushing the dough back together again as it is very crumbly.
- Slide the cut biscuits off the work surface with a knife and onto a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven at 170C (325F) Mark 3 for about 8 minutes until firm and pale golden brown.
- Lift onto a cooling tray with a spatula and dredge with caster (superfine) sugar.
To assemble the ice cream sandwich
- Using the ice cream of your choice, I used ready made Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Yogurt, let it soften slightly and press it into an even layer about 2 cm deep, then press it into the cookie cutter that you used to cut the biscuits, remove the cookie cutter and refreeze the ice cream patties.
- Then take a biscuit (cookie), layer on some sliced strawberries, add the ice cream pattie, more sliced berries, top with another biscuit and decorate with a halved strawberry.