Icebox Cakes: Easiest Summer Dessert (VIDEO)

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Icebox cakes are the easiest summer dessert you could make, well, aside from scooping up ice cream. Watch this week’s video to see how truly easy it is.

Icebox Cakes Easiest Summer Dessert Ever

As summer gets under way, consider how you can open your doors, invite friends over, and enjoy delicious meals together. Summer entertaining can be some of the easiest and most fun of all the seasons. Fire up the grill, lay out a sandwich bar, toss up some salads: summer meals can be so simple!

Don’t forget dessert! If you don’t have the time or inclination to heat up the oven, you can still enjoy a huge variety of clever and tasty desserts in the summertime.

Consider the Icebox Cake, pretty much the easiest summer dessert ever. Watch how quick and simple the process is:

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Icebox Cakes: Easiest Summer Dessert

The wonder of the Icebox Cake is that you layer cookies or graham crackers, whipped cream, and some type of flavoring (syrup or fresh fruit) and stick it in the icebox, aka the refrigerator. After a few hours, the cookies absorb the moisture from the fruit and cream and develop a cake-like texture. You can have your cake without even baking!

Icebox cakes offer you an infinite variety of options. You can use cookies or sweet crackers, gluten-free or regular; whipped cream, non-dairy whipped topping, pudding, or even whipped coconut cream; berries, fruit, chocolate, jam, syrups. Your options to mix and match are really quite endless.

Some of our favorite icebox cakes include these:

I’m actually working on a new Red White and Blue Icebox Cake with a cream cheese filling. So yummy! Taste testing is a rough job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Keep the humble icebox cake in mind this summer as you plan your parties, festive meals, and easy everyday dinners. It’s simple and delicious.

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Have you ever made an icebox cake?

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  1. Kathy in Illinois says

    Looks good! That sweet little girl looks like she’s enjoying it!!!
    God bless, Kathy in Illinois

  2. Brooke says

    I am loving the videos! So well produced, and it’s so fun to see you and your family in action. I am going to make this for our Father’s Day dessert. Thank you!!!

  3. Emilie says

    A timely post indeed, I get a little tired of ice cream as dessert all summer but hate to bake in the summer. Also very nice video, my son said he really likes the song, and was amazed at your fast chopping skills, lol!

    Question about the cakes in general, will fresh whipped cream stay stiff or does it become runny? Usually when I have leftover fresh whipped cream I need to re-whip it the next night, anyway to avoid this other then eating the whole cake to avoid runny leftovers!?

    Also I really want to make this recipe,, but wonder if swaping fresh whipped cream for cool whip would work, thoughts?

    Thanks for all you do and for all you share!

    • The cake’s cream should be fine for about 24 hours. After that, it gets a little sad looking.

      And yes, I think you could use stiffly whipped cream for the cool whip. cool whip is gross. 😉

  4. Emilie says

    Thanks! Yeah, I don’t even know what cool whip actually is but prefer real food for my people. However I might check this out for convince even though we aren’t dairy free:

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