Strawberry Icebox Cake – The Country Cook

A fruity, no-bake, layered dessert, this Strawberry Icebox Cake is the perfect summertime treat to cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth!

A FRUIT FILLED FROZEN DESSERT

I love a good icebox cake recipe in the summertime. You don’t have to turn on the oven and they are so easy to make. This Strawberry Icebox Cake has quickly become one of my new favorites! The hardest part is waiting for it to set up, but that is what makes it the perfect make ahead treat for all your summer functions. This icebox dessert is one your whole family will enjoy! Everyone I have made it for has asked for the recipe! If you love a good no-bake strawberry dessert then you have to make this Strawberry Icebox Cake recipe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How long does this dessert need to set up?

This needs to be frozen for at least 4 hours (if not longer) to get the right.

Can I use another flavor of pudding?

If you are not a fan of the cheesecake pudding, you can use vanilla or white chocolate. Either one will compliment the strawberry flavor of this dessert.

Any suggestions for toppings?

While this is perfect as-is, you can top with a dollop of strawberry pie filling, whipped cream or even a little chocolate sauce would be delicious.

Can I do another Jell-O flavor other than strawberry?

Yes! Changing out the Jell-O flavoring for the top layer and the fresh fruit for more unique flavors such as blueberry, lemon, or cherry would be delicious. Do what you think you would love the most!

Can I half this recipe?

Yes, you can also make this in a 9×9-inch baking dish if you do not want a larger serving. You will just cut this recipe in half (using only half the boxes of the Jell-O, etc.)

How do I store leftovers?

Cover with plastic wrap and foil and this will keep in the freezer for up to one week.

Slice of Strawberry Icebox Cake Pinterest image with bite taken out on plate with strawberry.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • cream cheese
  • instant cheesecake jello pudding, dry mix only
  • strawberry jello, dry mix only
  • strawberries
  • cool whip
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • graham crackers
  • strawberry pie filling, optional
Ingredients needed: cream cheese, instant cheesecake jello pudding, strawberry jello, strawberries, cool whip, milk, vanilla extract, graham crackers and strawberry pie filling, optional.

HOW TO MAKE A STRAWBERRY ICEBOX CAKE:

In one large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream together one block of the cream cheese with the cheesecake Jell-O pudding dry mix together. Add the vanilla extract and half of the milk to the bowl and continue mixing until combined and thick. The mixture should look like a loose pudding at this point.

Cream cheese, pudding mixture, vanilla and milk in bowl.

In a second large mixing bowl, use the hand mixer to cream the second block of cream cheese together with the strawberry Jell-O dry mix.

Cream cheese blended in bowl with jello.

Add the rest of the milk and half of the chopped fresh strawberries to the bowl and mix until well combined. Again this should now look like a loose pudding.

Strawberries and milk added to the cream cheese and jello mixture.

Divide the Cool Whip in half. Fold half of the Cool Whip into the cheesecake mixture.

Cool whip being folded into the pudding and cream cheese mixture.

Then fold in the other half into the strawberry mixture.

Cool whip being folded into the cream cheese and jello mixture.

Cover the 9×13-inch casserole dish with a layer of graham crackers, breaking as needed to fit and cover as much area as possible.

Graham crackers lining the bottom of baking dish.

Evenly pour on the cheesecake layer.

Pudding mixture poured over the graham crackers in dish.

Top with another layer of graham crackers.

More graham crackers added on top of the pudding mixture.

Then evenly pour on the strawberry layer (spreading out as necessary).

Strawberry mixture added on top of the graham crackers in dish.

Top with the remaining fresh strawberries and freeze covered for a minimum of 4 hours.

chopped strawberries added to the top of the strawberry mixture in dish.

Remove and allow to rest for about 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Overhead of finished Strawberry Icebox Cake cut in pan.

Top with strawberry pie filling, optional.

Cut slices of Strawberry Ice Box Cake removed from pan showing layers.

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

A fruity, no-bake, layered dessert, this Strawberry Icebox Cake is the perfect summertime treat to cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth!

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Strawberry Icebox Cake, Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Prep time: 15th minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

CHILL AND THAW: 4 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

Servings: 15th

Calories: 391kcal

Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 blocks) room temperature
  • 3.4 ounce box instant cheesecake Jell-O pudding, dry mix only
  • 3 ounces strawberry Jell-O, dry mix only
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries chopped
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping (larger tub) (or two 8 ounce tubs), thawed
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tests vanilla extract
  • 2 sleeves graham crackers
  • 21 ounce can strawberry pie filling, optional

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Instructions

  • In one large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream together one block of the cream cheese with the cheesecake Jell-O pudding dry mix.

  • Add the vanilla extract and half of the milk to the bowl and continue mixing until combined and thick. The mixture should look like a loose pudding at this point.

  • In a second large mixing bowl, use the hand mixer to cream the second block of cream cheese together with the strawberry Jell-O dry mix.

  • Add the rest of the milk and half of the chopped fresh strawberries to the bowl and mix until well combined. Again this should now look like a loose pudding.

  • Divide the Cool Whip in half. Fold half of the Cool Whip into the cheesecake mixture.

  • Then fold in the other half into the strawberry mixture.

  • Cover the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole dish with a layer of graham crackers, breaking as needed to fit and cover as much area as possible.

  • Evenly pour on the cheesecake layer.

  • Top with another layer of graham crackers.

  • Then evenly pour on the strawberry pudding layer (spreading out as necessary.)

  • Top with the remaining fresh strawberries and freeze (covered) for a minimum of 4 hours.

  • Remove and allow to rest for about 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving.

  • Top with strawberry pie filling, optional.

Notes

  • This can be frozen for up to 1 week.
  • Make sure to let it thaw for 20-30 minutes so it is easier to cut.
  • Other Jell-O flavors and fruits can be used, see some of my suggestions above.
  • You can also use other puddings: vanilla or white chocolate work well.
  • This needs to freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • You are not preparing the Jell-O gelatin or pudding according to package directions. We are using them dry in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monnounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg

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About Brandie @ The Country Cook

I’m a regular home cook, like most of you, doing my best to get a good meal on the table for my family. I like to say the recipes on here are recipes for the busy cook (you know who you are). You can still get a good meal on the table, with a few shortcuts to help you along the way. I hope you’ll find lots of recipes here that you’ll love and hopefully will become family favorites. Read more…

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