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old fashioned strawberry icebox cake

Layers of whipped cream, fresh strawberries and graham crackers. This no bake Old Fashioned Strawberry Icebox Cake is summertime dessert perfection! 






old fashioned strawberry icebox cake

Creamy layers of whipped cream, fresh strawberries and graham crackers will have your taste buds going crazy! This no bake summertime dessert may be old fashioned — but it’s completely fabulous!



Lately,  I have been loving all of the vintage recipes I have been seeing.  Some things stand the test of time and truly are not able to be made “better,” am I right?  Summertime calls for recipes that are made with ease, won’t heat up your kitchen, and are full of those summertime strawberries that are red and ripe and bursting with flavor. I just can’t get enough!


old fashioned strawberry icebox cake


I thought what better way to say “Buh-Bye” to that OLD fridge than to make a yummy icebox cake perfect for summer! My Grandma always called her refrigerator “the icebox.” It’s a word I will forever link to my sweet little Grandma.  This recipe is from an old church cookbook she gave me a long long time ago.


old fashioned strawberry icebox cake

I love this set my mom gave me years back.  When the strawberries are in season, this Strawberry Slicer and Huller Set really gets a work out!





old fashioned strawberry icebox cake

The graham crackers become soft and cake-like, and the flavors are tremendous!  Want to really make this patriotic for the weekend?  Add some blueberries, too!


old fashioned strawberry icebox cake

INGREDIENTS


  1. 1 quart (32 ounces) heavy whipping cream
  2. 1/2 (heaping) cup powdered sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  4. 2 pounds strawberries, sliced
  5. 4 sleeves (about 30) graham crackers



INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Combine whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Divide cream into 3 equal portions.
  2. Divide strawberries into 3 equal portions.
  3. With a rubber spatula, smear a small portion of whipped cream to the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish to hold the first layer of graham crackers to the bottom. Line the bottom with graham crackers, breaking into pieces so that the bottom is completely covered. Top with 1/3 of whipped cream, top with strawberries.
  4. Repeat with another layer of graham crackers, whipped cream and strawberries.
  5. Top with a final layer of graham crackers, whipped cream and strawberries.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2-3 hours. Better overnight.
  7. Cut and serve. Best when eaten within 2 days. (trust me, that's never a problem! )


NOTES

Add blueberries to make this into a perfectly patriotic dessert!

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