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Strawberry Icebox Cake

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Strawberry Icebox Cake is an easy no-bake cake made with homemade whipped cream, and fresh strawberries all layered with graham crackers. This strawberry dessert tastes like a fresh cheesecake without all the work.

Strawberry icebox cake

I love making easy no-bake desserts all year round, like smores cheesecake, Banana Split Cake, Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad, or even Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake in a Jar.

Icebox cake with strawberry

Ingredients for Strawberry Icebox Cake

  • Strawberries that are Fresh, not frozen.
  • Heavy Cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Graham Crackers
Ingredients for strawberry icebox cake

Step by Step Directions for No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

Step 1 add heavy cream

Step 1

Make the homemade whipped cream mixture.

In a medium-sized bowl, add the heavy cream.

Step 2 powdered sugar and vanilla

Step 2

Add Powdered Sugar and Vanilla to the heavy cream. Whip the heavy cream in a stand mixer or hand mixer

Step 3 blend till stiff peak forms

Step 3

Continue blending for 3-4 minutes or until a stiff peak forms.

Step 4 layer bottom of pan with whipped cream

Step 4

Spread a thin layer of the whipped cream to the bottom of a 9×9 baking pan. This helps the graham crackers stick to the bottom of the pan.

Step 5 layer with graham crackers and whipped cream

Step 5

Begin layering the Cake.

Place a layer of graham crackers on the bottom; you may have to break some graham crackers into pieces to fit.

Then Add a ⅓ of the whipped cream on top and spread evenly using an offset spatula.

step 6 strawberry Layer

Step 6

Top that with a ⅓ of the sliced strawberries. Place another layer of graham cracker, spread another ⅓ of the whipped cream, and place another ⅓ of the strawberries.

Step 7 layer of strawberries

Step 7

Repeat the layer one more time, ending with strawberries on the top. (Place sliced strawberries on top or chopped strawberries, sprinkle with crushed graham cracker if desired)

Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but 24 hours is best. Slice into nine pieces, and Enjoy!

Strawberry Icebox cake out of fridge

Strawberry icebox cake Tips and Tricks

  • You can use a store-bought cool whip instead of whipped cream.
  • Drizzle a bit of chocolate syrup over the top.
  • Use Chocolate wafers in place of the graham crackers.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Icebox Cakes

What is an icebox cake?

This has a dairy-based no-bake cake that usually has fruits and is layered with wafers or graham crackers some even are layered with cookies.

How to store strawberry icebox cake

Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

How long do you need to refrigerate Icebox Cake before eating it?

Place in the fridge for at least 8 hours but it is best if it settles in the fridge for 24 hours.

Can I freeze ?

You can freeze the icebox cake using the homemade whipped cream and not the cool whip. Defrost at room temp.

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Strawberry Icebox Cake is an easy no-bake cake made with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries, all layered with graham crackers. This strawberry dessert tastes like a fresh cheesecake without all the work.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Pounds Fresh Strawberries, destemed and cut in half
  • 24 Graham Crackers

Instructions

  1. Add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized bowl. Step 1 add heavy creamStep 2 powdered sugar and vanilla
  2. Whip the heavy cream in a stand mixer or handheld mixer until stiff peaks form. About 3-5 minutes.Step 3 blend till stiff peak forms
  3. In a 9x9 baking pan, spread a thin layer of whipped cream. ( This is to hold the bottom layer of graham crackers) Step 4 layer bottom of pan with whipped cream
  4. Place a layer of graham crackers on the bottom, and you may have to break some graham crackers into pieces to fit. Step 5 layer with graham crackers and whipped cream
  5. To that, add a ⅓ of the whipped cream on top and spread evenly using an offset spatula. Top that with a ⅓ of the sliced strawberries. step 6 strawberry Layer
  6. Place another layer of graham cracker, spread another ⅓ of the whipped cream, and place another ⅓ of the strawberries. Repeat one more time, ending with strawberries on the top. (Place sliced strawberries on top or chopped strawberries, sprinkle with crushed graham cracker if desired)Step 7 layer of strawberries
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but 24 hours is best. Slice into nine pieces, and Enjoy!Strawberry Icebox cake out of fridge
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

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