My sisters bday is coming up and I know she enjoys icebox cake bcause she makes them often. Her favorite version involves frozen vanilla yogurt, big box of strawberry jello, canned or fresh berries and half the water you use to prepare boxed jello. If you use canned berries, use the liquid towards the water component. Blended together and frozen in a mold pan. Hours later ready to slice and serve with optional whipped cream and fresh berries. Im not a big jello fan and this is very refreshing.
Ina Garten’s totally decadent Mocha Icebox cake using Tate chocolate chip cookies and a mocha filling.
You can not eat very much of it because it’s so rich. I made the mistake of serving it after Thanksgiving dinner.
My grandmother used to make one that started with a graham cracker pie crust, which was filled with a tub of thawed Cool Whip into which had been folded fruit yogurt and a cup or two of mashed fruit that had been macerated in some sugar. Frozen overnight, allowed to thaw for 10-20 minutes before cutting and serving. It was very good.
My sister makes an icebox cake that has graham crackers and pudding btwn the layers with a final layer of whipped cream topping. She usually fixes it with vanilla and chocolate pudding layers. The crackers soften and it cuts like a cake after a few hrs in the frig. When my son was young, he would request this cake every time he visited his Aunt.
Its so simple and if you love pudding a party favorite.
My grandmother used to make something similar for my dad and he still loves when I am surprise him with one! I´ve started using the chocolate pudding from Smitten Kitchen and layering that with the graham crackers. Everyone loves it! It´s childhood comfort in a bowl.