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Creamy Strawberry Icebox Cake

Total Time

Prep/Cook Time: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

My family loves this icebox cake for two reasons: First, it is a delicious way to use strawberries at their peak in summertime, and second, it requires no baking, which keeps the kitchen cool! This dessert feels extravagant but is so easy to make. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont
Creamy Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 container (5.3 ounces) plain Greek yogurt
  • 9 whole graham crackers
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions

  1. In a chilled small glass bowl and using chilled beaters, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Gently fold in Greek yogurt.
  2. Spread 1 cup cream mixture in the bottom and around sides of a 9x5-in. loaf pan lined with plastic wrap. Top with a single layer of graham crackers, breaking to fit. Arrange a single layer of strawberries over cream mixture. Repeat with remaining cream, graham crackers and strawberries, ending with a layer of whipped cream over the top.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight. If desired, garnish with additional sliced strawberries. Slice to serve.
Strawberry Icebox Cake Tips

Can you use frozen whipped topping instead of homemade whipped cream in strawberry icebox cake?

It's common for icebox cake recipes to say that you can swap store-bought, frozen whipped topping for homemade whipped cream, and this recipe is no different. Just make sure to thaw it completely before combining it with the Greek yogurt.

What else can you add to strawberry icebox cake?

This strawberry icebox cake is easily customizable to your liking. If you don't have fresh strawberries, you can use frozen strawberries (thawed and drained). Try using fresh blueberries or raspberries in place of the strawberries. Or, use a combination of the three for a patriotic dessert! Just stay away from strawberry puree, which might make the icebox cake soupy.

How should you store strawberry icebox cake?

You can keep leftovers of strawberry icebox cake in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze it if you're out of fridge space, but you'll need to pull it out of the freezer early to let it thaw a bit before serving. Either way, prepare this strawberry dessert the night before so everything comes together the way it should.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 342 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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