Friday, August 6, 2010

Icebox Cake

After agreeing to bring a dessert to a friend's house on Thursday, two things occurred to me:

1. It was so humid outside that I felt like I was breathing soup.

2. I did not want to turn on the oven.

So, I decided to make an icebox cake, inspired by this recipe on Smitten Kitchen. However, I was not inspired enough to make my own whipped cream from scratch, so I just followed the recipe on the bottom of the cookie box.

You mix a teaspon of vanilla into a container of Cool Whip, and you alternate layers of Cool Whip with these Nabisco chocolate wafers. (You can also grate some chocolate on top, because there is no such thing as too much chocolate). Then, you let it sit in the fridge for a while to soften up the cookies, and you serve it to your very impressed friends.

And, I can pretty much guarantee they will be impressed.


  1. Loved that by the time I got home you'd already posted this! :)

  2. Jen, I didn't want to leave you without something to read. :)

    It was so good to see you today!

  3. I love that right now it's 7am. And I need this for breakfast. How can I make that happen?

  4. Our journey has begun!… secretly though

    If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and that I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post. I’d love for you to stop by.

    Exciting things going on around here!

    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

  5. Shannon, I bet it would be fabulous for breakfast. It is no more unhealthy than a doughnut. :)

    And, Maybe Baby Mama, your site is adorable!

  6. Girl! I'm on a diet! Everywhere I go there's pictures and recipes of cakes this and fatty thats. It looks delicious! (But aarggh!)

  7. Pinch, I'll make sure to post a healthier recipe this week. :)