Required Reading

5 Links to Read Before Making an Icebox Cake

By • July 31, 2013 • 4 Comments

25 Save

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Cookies and cream come together in the ultimate no-bake summer dessert.

Whipped CreamIcebox Cake AssemblyIcebox Cake FormationIcebox Cake Formation

We’re slightly obsessed with icebox cake around here. It doesn’t ask much of you -- just a simple layering of thin cookies and whipped cream, left to chill in the fridge -- but it unfailingly delivers. This retro dessert can be updated with different cookiewhipped cream and shape variations, but the classic combination (Nabisco chocolate wafers and plain whipped cream, formed into a log) is always a winner. Now, start assembling! Just read these links first.

  • If you’re feeling ambitious (or are lucky enough to have AC), bake your own cookies first. (Smitten Kitchen.)
  • Since you’re going the DIY route, next, whip up some cream. (Serious Eats.)
  • A few tips and tricks for reaching icebox cake perfection. (Fine Cooking.)
  • And for the visual learners, an illustrated guide to building icebox cakes. (Chow.)
  • Recipe, shmecipe: how to make any icebox cake in 5 steps. (Food52.)

Icebox Cake

What are your tips for making icebox cake? Tell us in the comments!

Jump to Comments (4)

Tags: 5 links, roundup, techniques, how to, icebox cake, no-bake dessert, how-to & diy

Comments (4)


about 1 year ago witloof

I looked at Deb's recipe {via Alice Medrich} for wafer cookies and she doesn't specify dutched or not for the cocoa. Thoughts?


about 1 year ago blanka.n

I've been making this for years. Such an easy way to say you made dessert - always delicious.


about 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Add some vanilla pudding to the whipped cream, some sliced bananas....and you might be on your way to some stunning banana pudding. Me thinks.


about 1 year ago Lauren Kodiak

I like the way you think!