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Fried Strawberry Shortcake Pops

These fried strawberry shortcake pops are the perfect summertime treat. With a crispy outer layer and a cool, creamy center speckled with fresh strawberries, these pops are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Tasty Team
76% would make again
Fried Strawberry Shortcake Pops


for 6 servings

  • 8 oz cream cheese (225 g), 1 block
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (120 g)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (240 mL), cold
  • 1 ½ cups strawberry (225 g), diced
  • 3 cups vanilla wafer (240 g)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • oil, for frying

Special Equipment

  • 6 sticks popsicle stick
  • popsicle mold

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 480
  • Fat 32g
  • Carbs 45g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 34g
  • Protein 7g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  2. Pour in the heavy cream and beat until the mixture has reached soft peaks.
  3. Add in the strawberries and beat until well-incorporated.
  4. Pour the mixture into 6 popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks.
  5. Freeze at least 8 hours.
  6. Place vanilla wafers in a gallon-size freezer bag and smash with a rolling pin until the the cookies have broken down into crumbs.
  7. Coat the popsicles with egg wash, then with vanilla wafer crumbs and repeat for a second coating.
  8. Freeze for another 30 minutes.
  9. While holding the end of the popsicle stick, dip the popsicle into the oil, heated to 375°F (190°C), and hold for 10 seconds. Be sure to wear heat-resistant gloves when frying the popsicles! Or use a reliable pair of tongs to hold the stick while frying.
  10. Immediately after pulling the popsicle from the oil, pat both sides with a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  11. Freeze immediately until ready to serve.
  12. Enjoy!
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Fried Strawberry Shortcake Pops