Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream


For the strawberry compote sauce:
1 16oz package of Driscoll’s Strawberries, quartered
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
3 tbsp Water, divided
1 tbsp Cornstarch

For the shortcakes:
2 cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cups Heavy Cream

For the Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream:
5 Driscoll’s Strawberries, diced (about 1 cup)
2 tbsp Whipped Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Whole Milk
1 cup diced shortcake


For the strawberry compote sauce: Place one 16oz package of Driscoll’s Strawberries in a sauce pan with 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and one tablespoon water. Cook on high for 5 minutes then reduce to medium heat for an additional 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. In a separate bowl, mix together the one tablespoon of cornstarch with two tablespoons water. Gradually add in the cornstarch slurry into the strawberry sauce. Remove from heat and stir. Set to the side and refrigerate for at least one hour.

For the shortcakes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, and salt in a stand mixer. Mix for 15 seconds until incorporated, then pour in the vanilla extract and heavy cream. Mix for 30 seconds on medium-low speed until well incorporated. Spray a glass 8×8 pan with cooking spray, and then pour batter into the pan. Spread evenly and bake for 18 minutes until golden brown. Let rest in pan for one hour, remove from pan and rest in refrigerator for at least 12 hours or over night.

For the Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream: Dice 5 strawberries (about 1 cup), and set to the side. In a stand mixer, cream whipped cream cheese and granulated white sugar for 30 seconds until blended. Then add the heavy cream and whole milk. Mix for 30-60 seconds, scraping the bowl, until no clumps are visible. Set to the side. Place ice cream attachment on stand mixer and pour in the milk mixture, diced strawberries, and 3 tablespoons of strawberry compote sauce. Churn for 15 minutes or until ice cream resembles soft serve consistency (always follow manufacturers directions for ice cream machines). Remove ice cream and place in a freezer safe container. Stir in one cup of dice shortcake, and freeze until solid.

To assemble sundaes, layer a slice of shortcake in a bowl, followed by 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry compote sauce, a few scoops of strawberry shortcake ice cream, 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry compote sauce, whipped cream, and a fresh strawberries.