Adapted from Nabisco, this is the easiest and simplest summer no-bake dessert. The layers of not-too-sweet chocolate wafers soften between billowy mounds of vanilla whipped cream. —Posie (Harwood) Brien
one 9-inch cake
Nabisco chocolate wafers (1 1/2 packages), or other thin cookie
With a whisk or a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment, whip the cream and vanilla together to stiff peaks.
On a cake stand or large plate, arrange 7 wafer cookies in a circle (1 in the middle, six around the edges). Spread a layer of whipped cream on top, then another circle of cookies, then whipped cream, until you run out. Finish with a top layer of whipped cream.
Refrigerate the cake overnight (or for at least 8 hours). Serve.