Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
Icebox Cake was my favorite growing up in the late 40s-50s. I think it was Nabisco that even made a large chocolate wafer. I think everyone if everyone age lived this easy to make dessert.
My Mom taught me to make this when I was a kid (many years ago). We just lined up the cookies in a row like a log (like the reviewer Madelyn said her Mom did). It was so easy, elegant and delicious. Now I imagine you could flavor the whipped cream with mint or other flavors instead (or in addition to) the vanilla. I'm so glad I saw this recipe today. I will now make a point of making it with my granddaughter, and continue the tradition.
My mom made this often, and it was among my most favorite desserts. She didn't add sugar to the whipped cream, which kept it from being too sweet. To this day, I don't like sweetened whipped cream! I have a recipe for chocolate cookies which are made with olive oil, and am going to try them the next time I make this. If I buy a box of Famous Wafers, they won't last long enough to be turned into a cake!
What kind of cookies? Pizzelles would be great if I could find chocolate.
My mom made this as well? She would line up the cookies on a row like a log. Then cut it at a diagonal . It is really pretty cut that way.
I haven't made this is such a long time. My mother always made it for dessert when she had dinner parties in the 60s. I couldn't wait to dig into the leftovers the next day. It's ridiculous how delicious it is for something so simple to make.
This was the first "cake" my mother taught me to make when I was in 5th or 6th grade - I was SO proud of my accomplishment when my grandparents
Amazing and cheap! Tou can find the wafers at Walmart. Only problem I had was finding a box with wafers in tact, most were broken.
I used the Dare Chocolate thins as I could not find the wafers and it turned out great! They are much easier to find!