Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Brrrr....That's Good!!

This past weekend we were invited for a sleepover (yup, I'm 13 again) and hang out with our friends, The "O" Clan at their homestead and were also joined by The "D" clan. What this basically means is there were 6 adults and 7 kidlets who would be wanting food at some point in the evening.  But more importantly we'd all be wanting dessert or something sweet eventually.  It hadn't been discussed before hand who (if anyone) would bring dessert so I thought it best to be prepared.  No one would complain about 3 choices if that's what happened.  Turned out dessert had been overlooked so yeah for my proactive measures!

The last time we congregated together I brought a humongous cheesecake dip  which was amaze-balls, but it turns out little kids aren't too keen on cheesecake.  Who knew?  Little jerks.  Shhhh  So this time I tried to come up with another easy recipe of ingredients the rug-rats would eat.  No small feat I tell ya!  So back to Pinterest I ventured and came upon this Icebox cake originally posted by Skinny Mom.  I only made a few alterations to her recipe and it seemed to be really well received by all, big and small.  Phew!

So now I'll share it with you lovely folks.  It's a great dish for a pot luck dinner or backyard BBQ, though it does need to remain refrigerated before serving. You can double the recipe or make it smaller if you wish it really wouldn't be too hard at all.

Strawberry Icebox Cake

  • 3 large containers of strawberries (but you could use four easily)
  • 2 large tubs of Whipped Topping thawed (low fat is fine and probably not a terrible idea!)
  • 1 box of graham crackers (not crumbs)
  1. Put a layer of whipped topping on the bottom of the dish.
  2. Put a layer of graham crackers on top of the whipped topping.  You may have to break them to fill up the spaces.  
  3. Add another layer of whipped topping onto the graham crackers.
  4. Add a layer of sliced strawberries all over the whipped topping. 
  5. Repeat these steps 2 more times.  You may run out of graham crackers, no big deal, it will still be awesome. 
Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.  The whipped topping will soften the graham crackers and make them into a cake-like consistency.  I made my icebox cake the evening before so it had time to soften for about 24 hours before we ate it.  You absolutely do not need to wait this long.  When we served it we cut it into squares just like cake and they kept their shape perfectly.  

Some potential alterations:

The original recipe calls for drizzled chocolate over the top.  I didn't bother as I'm not the hugest chocolate fan, but you could for sure drizzle a chocolate sauce or melted chocolate over the top.  You could also try caramel drizzled on top, or sliced almonds.   Of course you could change up the fruit too or add melted chocolate into the actual layers.  So many options!! 


  1. Haha, the O and D's!
    This dessert looks soooo good. Heaven on a plate I'm sure.


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    1. Perhaps I'll bring one to Felix's get together at your place soon? It was delicious!