What to do with a fridge full of berries, cream cheese and whipping cream leftover from a cooking class (did you know I’ve brought my classes online – details here) and a container of butter cookies I needed to re-test? Well, I figured I could make another batch of the no-bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake Trifle but the cookies (butter cookies, not ladyfingers I’d typically use in a trifle) were calling out for something else – a no-bake icebox cake!
A what-the-what? An icebox cake is an easy, no-bake dessert (traditionally) made with chocolate wafer cookies and whipped cream that you assemble, not unlike a trifle, then refrigerate for few hours or overnight until is firms up then becomes a magical creamy “cake”. I hadn’t heard much about these until I made Dorie Greesnpan’s Mocha Dupont but there’s a fabulous article here you might be interested in. My ingredients were definitely needing to be fashioned into an icebox cake, albeit with a cheesecake cream as opposed to just plain whipped cream!
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A dessert that doesn’t take much effort, looks gorgeous and goes down easily on a hot summer night? Simply the best. Way to turn leftovers into “bestovers” 🙂
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