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Raspberry Icebox Dessert Recipe
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Raspberry Icebox Dessert Recipe

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After tasting this dessert at a church social, I just had to track down the recipe. I was thrilled to learn how easy it is to make. With its smooth pudding layer and colorful berry topping, it's a hit with everyone who tries it. -Magdalene Dyck, Burns Lake, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 32 squares)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 239 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the gelatin and water; stir until gelatin and water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Fold in the raspberries. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until syrupy.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix on for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  4. In another bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add pudding. Spread over crust. Spoon gelatin mixture over the top. Chill until set. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Raspberry Icebox Dessert in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p27

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

"I've made these several times and they are always a big hit. Taste delicious!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"I liked the flavors of this recipe but mine turned out less set than I was expecting. We served with a spoon rather than a spatula!"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"This looks good and I will try it. Great idea to try the lemon gel and peaches RebG. Maybe someone could try Pistachio pudding and another flavor with that. Makes a pretty presentation in glass bakeware."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"I was acyually surprised that I liked this as much as I did. I used mixed berries because that is what I could find. The middle layer tasted like cheese cake which I thought was delicious. I will make this again. I also got a lot of compliments."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"It was very good! I used strawberry gelatin instead of raspberry, since that was all we had, but still used frozen raspberries. Turned out wonderful! Only thing is, it doesn't make very much. The layers are quite thin, so you need to serve big slices! :) It was nice and refreshing, and was a real hit with my family! :)"

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