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 piece: 239 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g 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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funny2 User ID: 6096325 44650
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

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

kerrizims User ID: 2706618 136143
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!"

MissCarol44 User ID: 6056464 52929
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."

Aysons Mama User ID: 6977773 132274
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."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 82201
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! :)"

RebG User ID: 1754812 119900
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Really yummy with the vanilla pudding, cream cheese filling.I made it with lemon jello and peaches.Absolutely delicious! Also quite easy to make."

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 44649
Reviewed May. 15, 2012

"Very easy to make, especially if you use frozen raspberries, as I did. Mix the frozen raspberries into the gelatin and by the time the other layers are ready the gelatin has congealed enough to complete the layering. This wasn't as good as I expected so I probably won't make it again. It was good, just not good enough for a repeat performance ... in my opinion."

Paula O User ID: 5675949 44640
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"This is a fantastic recipe that I have made time & time again. I am always asked for the recipe. You can also make with strawberries. You can use strawberry gelatin with the raspberries & it turn out delicious too."

msggiesss User ID: 4834633 52773
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"sounds very good, but can you substitute strawberries?"

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