Did you ever wait for the ice cream truck to pass by your house? I know I did. As soon as I heard “Turkey in the Straw” echoing through that low quality megaphone speaker on an old Ford Econoline I knew it was time to blow that whole dollar I cleaned the house to earn.
And what was one of my favorite things? Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bars! I couldn’t get enough of that cake crumb coating and creamy, tangy interior.
Fast forward to today, and my neighborhood doesn’t even have an ice cream truck. And I’m also not as likely to run outside to get a treat. I made my own ice cream truck treat. Right here at home – a cheesecake with all the goodness from the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bars. My homage to childhood. A throwback to simpler times. A grown up version of the classic American childhood of yesteryear.
A few specialty ingredients used in this recipe
This silicone sling makes is very easy to lift out the cheesecake pan (purchase here).
If you use your Instant Pot on the counter under your cabinets, this is an awesome accessory that diverts the steam downward and away from your cabinets (purchase here)
You can also turn this into Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick!