Frozen Strawberry Sundae Squares

Get the kids into the kitchen to help make this yummy dessert. Few will say no.

Freezer Time: 4 hours or overnight

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 9-12




-        2 cups (500 mL) chocolate cookie baking crumbs

-        2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar

-        1/3 cup (75 mL) butter, melted


-        4 cups (1 L) vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt 

-        2 cups (500 mL) Ontario Strawberries

-        2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar


-        2 cups (500 mL) Ontario Strawberries, sliced

-        Chocolate sauce

-        Sliced toasted almonds (optional)


Line 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal baking pan with 2 sheets of parchment paper, making sure there is an overhang on all sides.

BASE: In medium bowl, combine chocolate crumbs and sugar; stir in butter until crumbs are evenly coated. Press evenly into bottom of pan. Place in freezer while making filling.

FILLING: Remove ice cream from freezer to partially thaw. Meanwhile, slice the strawberries. Toss sliced berries with sugar; let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Puree strawberries in food processor until smooth to make about 1 cup (250 mL).

In large bowl, soften ice cream but don't let completely melt. Stir in pureed strawberries until evenly blended. Spoon over base in pan; freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Using parchment paper handles, remove frozen sundae to cutting board. Using serrated knife; cut into squares.

TOPPING:  Top each serving with sliced berries; drizzle with chocolate sauce, and sprinkle with almonds, if using.

Tip: When raspberries are in season, use raspberries in place of strawberries.


1 Serving (When recipe serves 12): 

-        PROTEIN: 3 grams 

-        FAT: 13 grams

-        CARBOHYDRATE: 36 grams

-        CALORIES: 268

-        FIBRE: 2 grams

-        SODIUM: 184 mg


SOURCE: Foodland Ontario