Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes

Recipe and recipe photo by Waitrose Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes.

Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes. Not Just For Sunday. Hello friends, so how are you today? An afternoon tea recipe, anyone? How yummy!?

Discover the perfect summertime dessert with this step-by-step guide on how to make Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes.

Dive into layers of juicy strawberries, buttery shortbread crumbles, and luscious vanilla ice cream, creating a delightful symphony of flavours and textures.

Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes

Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes:

This easy-to-follow recipe will help you whip up a mouthwatering treat that will impress family and friends alike. Whether enjoyed at a back garden barbecue or a cosy night in, these sundaes are a sweet sensation that will leave everyone asking for seconds. Don’t miss out on this delectable dessert experience – try this recipe today!

How To Make Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes:


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: 8


  • 1.5kg strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into quarters
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 300g shortbread biscuits, broken into rough chunks
  • 1-litre vanilla ice cream
  • 500ml strawberry ice cream
Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes

How To Make Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes:


  1. Set aside one-third of the strawberries. Heat the remaining strawberries in a large saucepan with the icing sugar and lemon juice. Simmer gently for 20 minutes until the fruit has softened. Blend to a purée and set aside.
  2. Layer 1 tbsp of the broken shortbread, then 1 tbsp of the fresh strawberries into the bottoms of 8 sundae glasses. Next, add one scoop of vanilla ice cream, followed by one scoop of strawberry ice cream. Repeat the layers of biscuits and fruit, finishing with an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  3. To serve, divide the strawberry purée between the sundaes and top with a scattering of shortbread crumbs.
Afternoon Tea

Recipe and recipe photo by Waitrose Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes. So what do you think of this Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes recipe? Fancy trying it?

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Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes
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  1. Joanne
    15 July 2023 / 11:04

    That looks absolutely amazing!!

    • 1 August 2023 / 17:46

      Thanks for stopping by, Joanna 🙂

  2. 13 July 2023 / 15:29

    It looks delicious, you are making people hungry with these adorable photos!

  3. Paula Short
    13 July 2023 / 13:37

    This sounds fantastic! Thank you bunches for sharing this Strawberry Shortbread Sundae recipe with Sweet Tea & Friends this month Claire. I’m so happy you joined me.

    • 1 August 2023 / 17:43

      Thanks for stopping by, Paula 🙂

  4. 7 July 2023 / 14:05

    Just love these flavours! Yum and bon appetit! #fabulousfridays

  5. Kara Guppy
    27 July 2016 / 14:57

    OMG these look amazing

  6. Chilling With Lucas
    27 July 2016 / 10:39

    I'm not a fan of strawberries but these look delicious x

  7. Alina Ghost
    27 July 2016 / 05:48

    Oh my goodness that looks so tasty. Lovely photos – definitely Pinterest worthy!

  8. Lilinha
    26 July 2016 / 22:40

    What a lovely treat. It looks so refreshing and tasty! I could have it right now! :)

  9. ana de jesus
    26 July 2016 / 22:06

    Have I just died and gone to heaven because these sundaes have everything I love in a desert!

  10. Fiona
    26 July 2016 / 12:18

    I really love your blog, so many things to inspire me in the kitchen. These look absolutely delicious!

    26 July 2016 / 11:50

    My two favourite things strawberries and shortbread, we make our own shortbread and always have strawberries in this time of year, cant wait to try this!

    • 27 July 2016 / 19:52

      Whoo, I love home made shortbread 🙂 and strawberries..

  12. Stella Olojola
    25 July 2016 / 21:54

    Definitely going to try making mine with our leftover strawberries. Looks yummy.

  13. Joanna Victoria -x
    25 July 2016 / 20:55

    These look delicous and easy to make I love strawberries and shortbread so a great combination.

  14. Joanna Davis
    25 July 2016 / 20:52

    Oh, this looks amazing and it's so easy to make! I love strawberries and combined with ice cream and biscuits, you can't get a better dessert. Yummy!

  15. beautyqueenuk
    25 July 2016 / 20:41

    This looks just absolutely amazing though I am not sure the strawberries I buy would ever last long enough to make a sundae x

  16. Dean B
    25 July 2016 / 19:31

    Strawberry shortbread sundaes? Now that definitely sounds like a treat. Would love to try this out for my daughter 🙂