If you’re a fan of strawberries and chocolate, try this easy and delicious Strawberry Ice Box Cake that features layers of chocolate wafers, whipping cream and fresh strawberry puree! What a refreshing creamy dessert perfect for any summer gathering.
Strawberry Ice Box Cake
Slightly adapted from WomansDay.com
Chocolate Wafer Cookies (such as Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Cookies)
1 pound Strawberries – hulled
1/2 cup Sugar
1 envelope plain gelatin (from a 1 oz. box)
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
1 and 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Directions: Place parchment paper on the bottom of 8×4 loaf pan, making sure you have an overhang of paper on the sides. Place strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract in a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until smooth. Using a small saucepan on the stove, heat 1/4 cup of the strawberry mixture on low. Add gelatin and let sit for three minutes, stirring occasionally until dissolved and mixture thickens. Transfer gelatin mixture back to food processor and pulse to combine. Beat the whipping cream and yogurt with an electric mixer until peaks form and then fold into the strawberry mixture.
Place cookies along the sides and bottom of pan. You should be able to fit three on each longer side, three on the bottom, and one on each shorter side. Pour all the mixture into the pan. Fill in the middle with three rows of cookies standing up. Cover and freeze for about 8 hours or longer up to 2 days. When ready to serve, turn cake upside down on a plate or cutting board and take out of pan. Remove paper and slice crosswise. Serves 10-12
Tip: If cake is hard to get out of pan, just let it melt for a few minutes. In my opinion, it’s actually better slightly melty 🙂
This cake tastes like homemade strawberry ice cream and chocolate cake!! What a beautiful and tasty dessert to make ahead of time and take to a BBQ or to serve at a summer birthday. My family really enjoys this case and I am sure your family will as well!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.