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icebox cake - a childhood favorite

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Beth M.
M.V. Island, MA

This is such a very simple recipe which I remember my mom making when I was little. It was a favorite of my big brothers, and I wished my mom made it more often. Prepare it the day before you intend to serve it, and you can decorate it for Christmas with a little color on top.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For icebox cake - a childhood favorite

  • 1 pkg
    chocolate wafers
  • 1 pt
    heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 6
    maraschino cherries

How To Make icebox cake - a childhood favorite

  • 1
    Whip the cream and stir in vanilla and sugar. Line a loaf pan with foil or plastic wrap, enough to fold over and seal the contents while stored in the freezer overnight.
  • 2
    Place the first cooky on a flat surface covered with foil or plastic wrap (enough as described above), and top it with a spoonful of the cream. *Place another cooky on top of that, tapping gently to flatten the cream, and place another spoonful of cream on that cooky, continue from * until the length is enough to fit the loaf pan.
  • 3
    Begin a second row of cookies and cream and place this in line with the first row, making a double row, which should eventually fill the loaf pan. Wrap the foil or plastic wrap to seal all. Place in the freezer.
  • 4
    On the day you plan to serve it,remove from loaf pan and place on a pretty plate,and decorate the top with cut cherries and green leaves made of mint jelly candies, and have prepared a good quality hot fudge sauce to pour over each serving.