Don’t Mess with the Icebox Cake

Simple. Delicious. Irresistible. Thy name is icebox cake.

Man, I love this thing. I could eat the whole log in one sitting… if I hadn’t already inhaled half of the cookies and whipped cream while making it.

And while I probably should have put more cream between the cookies instead of in my belly, there’s no wrong way to make this dessert. However, if you have an addictive personality, I suggest steering clear of the following recipe.

Did I mention how ridiculously easy this is?


  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 TBSP confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1 package chocolate wafer cookies


In a large bowl, whip cream until it begins to stiffen. Add sugar and vanilla, and whip until soft peaks form.

Take a wafer and place dollop of cream on one side. Add another layer of wafer and cream, until sandwich will stand on its side in a caterpillar pattern (same as the wafers in the box). Keep building until all but two wafers are used. Cover the log with a thin layer of cream.

Cover and place in the refrigerator (icebox) for at least one hour. Cover and reserve extra cream in refrigerator. When ready to serve, add thick layer of cream around the log and crumble reserved wafers on top.

To serve, slice in diagonal rows about one inch apart.


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