Sugar Free Strawberry shortcake Ice Cream Cake

Diabetic Friendly Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake.

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Our easy-to-make sugar free strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake is so amazing on a hot day! It is a fantastic sharable diabetic-friendly dessert.

Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake
Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake
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  • Mixing Bowls
  • Silicone Spatula or spreader
  • 8 by 8-inch baking dish

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About the Main Ingredients

Cataline Crunch Fruity Cereal

This low-carb cereal is used in the crunchy topping on our ice cream cake. It is the perfect addition to the freeze-dried strawberries.

Cataline Crunch Honey Graham Cereal

This low-carb cereal is our replacement for graham cracker crumbs. It tastes just like graham cracker crumbs and is the perfect base for our ice cream cake.

Cataline Crunch Vanilla Creme Cookies

We use the Catalina Crunch Vanilla Creme cookies as our replacement for high-carb vanilla oreo cookies. They have the same great flavour without the carbs.

Freeze Dried Strawberries

Sugar-Free Freeze Dried strawberries are added to our topping which adds an extra hint of strawberry. They also add a bit of red colour to our top crumble.

Splenda Granulated Sweetener

Splenda is our sugar replacement of choice. It works well in baking as well as no-bake recipes.

Sugar-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

This is a must-have filling for our recipe. We use our own homemade sugar-free strawberry ice cream, that doesn’t not have any sugar or preservatives in it.

Helpful Tips and FAQs

Serving Tip

This tip will make serving this dessert much easier. After assembling the frozen cake, freeze it for about 30-40 minutes. Remove it from the freezer and slice it into 16 equal portions. Tightly cover and return it to the freezer.

When serving, it will now be easier to follow the pre-cut portions.

Let thaw for about 15-20 minutes.

For added appearance, top with a drizzle of Walden Farms Zero calorie, Zero Carb Strawberry Syrup.

Substitutions for ingredients

Catalina Crunch Honey Graham Cereal

Easily substitute the Honey Graham Cereal with Catalina Crunch Cinnamon Toast Cereal. If you are looking for a non-cereal replacement, you could use almond flour and make a Sugar Free Almond Crust. Any substitutions will alter the nutritional values as well as some of the flavour.

Catalina Crunch Vanilla Creme Cookies

A good substitute would be a sugar-free shortbread cookie or another sugar-free cookie that is low in carbs and has a creamy buttery flavour.

Catalina Crunch Fruity Cereal

If you are not able to find this cereal you can substitute it with sugar-free shortbread cookies that have been pulsed and add an extra tablespoon of the freeze-dried strawberries. This will alter the flavour and carbs of your finished sugar-free strawberry shortcake ice cream cake.

Using a store-bought Ice Cream

If you choose to use store-bought ice cream in this sugar free strawberry shortcake ice cream cake, opt for one that is sugar-free and low in carbs. A good option is Halo Top Strawberry ice cream. It does not contain chopped strawberries. If you want you can add a couple of tablespoons of chopped strawberries when mixing the ice cream and the cool whip.

As always, substitutions will change the nutritional values.

Using Other Sweeteners

In many, if not all of my recipes I use 0-calorie Splenda sweetener. It is my preferred sweetener as it does not contain sugar alcohols. Many people see no adverse effect on their blood glucose levels with other sweeteners, but I do. Whenever I use a sweetener with sugar alcohols, I notice an increase in my blood glucose. Feel free to make sweetener substitutions according to your own personal preferences. You may need to adjust amounts according to your desired sweetness.

If you are choosing to pre-bake the crust, make sure you choose a sweetener that is not temperature-sensitive.

Do I need to bake the crust?

If you like a crunchy crust, I recommend baking your crust before adding the ice cream filling. I like my crust to be firm and crunchy. Pre-baking the crust prevents some of the liquid from being absorbed into the crust, but it is not necessary.

Storing Instructions

Our Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake ice Cream Cake can be frozen for up to 3 weeks. Keep it tightly covered to prevent it from drying out.

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Diabetic Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

A simple summertime Strawberry Shortcake flavoured Ice Cream Cake that is low carb and Diabetic Friendly.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar free ice cream cake, Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16
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Bottom Crust


  • 2 cups Sugar Free Strawberry Ice Cream – softened
  • 1 cup Sugar Free Cool Whip Whipped Topping
  • ½ cup Strawberries – thinly sliced

Top Crumble


Bottom Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F
  • In a blender or food processor, pulse the graham cereal until it is crumbled.
  • Add the sweetener and butter and blend.
  • Pour the crumbs into an 8 by 8 inch baking dish, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then cool completely.


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ice cream and the whipped topping.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Pour half of the ice cream mixture onto the cooled crust and spread evenly.
  • Placed sliced strawberries on first the ice cream mixture.
  • Spread the remaining ice cream mixture over the strawberries.
  • Place in the freezer while making the top crumble.


  • In a blender or food processor pulse Vanilla Creme cookies into a crumble.
  • Add the fruity cereal and dried strawberries and pulse until you have a coarse crumble.
  • Spread over the top of the ice cream cake filling.
  • Tightly cover and freeze until serving.

Serving Tip

  • After you have assembled the ice cream cake, freeze it for 30 minutes (approx). Remove from the freezer and slice into 16 equal sized portions. Cover tightly and return to the freezer until serving.

Nutritional Information

The following nutritional Information is for one serving of our Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake. This recipe makes 16 equal-sized (2-inch by 2-inch) squares.

  • Calories – 132
  • Total fat – 9 gr
  • Saturated Fat – 5 gr
  • Total carbs – 9 gr
  • Fibre – 3 gr
  • Net Carbs – 6 gr
  • Protein – 3 gr
  • Sodium – 64 mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated using an online nutrition calculator. We encourage you to calculate nutrition data with your specific brand ingredients as nutritional information can vary between brands

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