If you are needing a quick summer dessert, this Strawberry Icebox Cake is the simplest dessert with no baking involved. With just 3 ingredients, you can whip this up for your next summer bbq or potluck!
Strawberry Icebox Cake
Simple quick no fuss desserts can be a lifesaver during the summer months. I can not count how many times I have needed to make a easy dessert for a summer bbq. This Strawberry Icebox Cake is the simplest and quickest dessert I have ever made. I can even have my kiddos throw it together and have it in the fridge in just a few minutes time.
What is an icebox you ask? I can tell you that they are basic layers of simple products that require no baking. They can be tossed in your fridge or freezer in just a few minutes. For our Strawberry Icebox Cake, we used graham crackers, Cool-Whip, and strawberries. It is amazing how such a simple dessert can taste so good.
I usually make simple desserts when pressed for time. This is one of those recipes that I have made over and over again because my hubby requests it so often. I had a strawberry sale a couple weeks ago at my grocer. I made a delicious Easy Strawberry Crisp that my family LOVED. But the next day, my hubby was requesting my Strawberry Icebox Cake. Since it is so simple and quick, I whipped one up and decided I should share it here on the blog.
When making this one for a large potluck, I grab one of the bigger disposable sheet pans with a lid and double up the recipe to feed a crowd. It is always one of the first desserts to disappear. Each time, I think maybe I should move to a larger disposable pan ha ha!
You will need some graham crackers, strawberries, and Cool-Whip for this recipe. You are free to use your own fresh whipped cream if you prefer. I like to use the Cool-Whip to keep it so simple and absolutely no clean up. Yes… I hate making dirty dishes.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE A STRAWBERRY ICEBOX CAKE
2 8 oz containers Cool Whip, thawed
1 1/2 lbs Strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 1/2 packs Graham Crackers
HOW TO MAKE A STRAWBERRY ICEBOX CAKE
Spread a 1/2 container of whipped topping in a layer on the bottom of an 8×8″ pan.
Add a layer of graham crackers, breaking as necessary to cover whipped topping.
Top with another 1/2 container of whipped topping and smooth with a spatula.
Add 1/3 of the strawberries in an even layer.
Then graham crackers, whipped topping, strawberries, graham crackers, whipped topping and strawberries.
Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
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Strawberry Icebox Cake
- 16 oz Cool Whip thawed
- 1 1/2 lb Strawberries hulled and sliced
- 1 1/2 packs Graham Crackers
- Spread a 1/2 container of whipped topping in a layer on the bottom of an 8x8" pan.
- Add a layer of graham crackers, breaking as necessary to cover whipped topping.
- Top with another 1/2 container of whipped topping and smooth with a spatula.
- Add 1/3 of the strawberries in an even layer.
- Then graham crackers, whipped topping, strawberries, graham crackers, whipped topping and strawberries.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.