Ice Cream Truck-Style Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes
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1 cup shortbread cookies

1 cup freeze-dried strawberries 

1/2 cup puffed rice cereal 

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 

Kosher salt 

24 frosted vanilla cupcakes

Sliced fresh strawberries, for garnish 


  1. Pulse the cookies in a food processor until sandy. Add the freeze-dried strawberries and pulse. Add the rice cereal and pulse. Add the melted butter and a pinch of salt. Process to combine all the ingredients together.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a plate and dip the cupcakes in the topping until evenly coated. Garnish each with a sliced strawberry.
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