Frozen icebox cake

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Frozen icebox cake

Icebox cake is an old fashioned dessert consisting of whipped cream and chocolate wafers. It’s so simple and so good! It is usually chilled for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator so the cookies soften. This time I have prepared a frozen version with Marie biscuits, and I hope you like it! Enjoy.

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Dip the cookies in milk, spread 1 tbs of whipped cream on each cookie

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…and stack them vertically in a long log shape

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Lay it across a long paper parchment…

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… and cover the entire log with more whipped cream

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To serve, cut it diagonally

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… and very important last step: enjoy!

{Frozen icebox cake}

Prep time: 20 min (plus 24 hours freezing time)

Cook time: 5 min

Serves: 4


    Icebox cake:

  • 10 or 12 Marie biscuit cookies (or plain chocolate wafers)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 250 ml whipping cream (1 cup), very cold
  • 2 heaped tbs sugar
  • Chocolate frosting:

  • 125 ml whipping cream (1/2 cup)
  • 125 g dark chocolate (4,5 oz), chopped
  • chopped almonds to decorate (optional)
  • Directions

    1. Beat together whipping cream and sugar until stiff.
    2. Dip each cookie into some milk (not a full soak, just a nice dip). Spread about 1 tablespoon of whipped cream on one side of each cookie and stack them vertically in a long log shape. When finished, lay it across a long paper parchment. Cover the entire log with more whipped cream. Place in the freezer until frozen, I usually leave it 24 hours, but after 2 hours it is ready actually
    3. Then prepare the chocolate frosting. Pour cream on a medium saucepan, bring to boil, remove from heat, and add chopped chocolate. Allow to rest for a few minutes, and then stir until dissolved.
      Place icebox cake on a wire rack, and pour frosting over it, being careful to cover the cake completely. Drop some chopped almonds over it, and freeze again until you are going to serve it.
    4. Slice on a diagonal to serve

  • If the chocolate frosting is too hot, let it warm a bit before pouring it over the cake, otherwhise icecream might melt, and the chocolate frosting would not adhere to the icebox cake
  • To dip your cookies you might use coffee instead, or add some of your favourite liqueur
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Autora : Sandeea Cocina

12 Comments a “Frozen icebox cake”

  1. 15 July 2013, 8:50 pm - Silvi

    Sois un encanto siempre contando las cosas, incluida anécdota de los pelos rizados, jajaaj, cada una tiene su cruz propia en verano, te lo aseguro !!!! y que decir de esta receta, la cocina y yo estamos bastante peleadas pero cuando os leo me animo y cuando son cosas sencillitas al final me arriesgo y pruebo. Ya os contaré.


  2. 16 July 2013, 1:40 am - Kiran @

    So delish! Way too beautiful to cut into!!

  3. 16 July 2013, 6:19 am - Irina @ wandercrush

    I’ve been admiring your blog for ages now, especially the beautiful artistry of each and every one of your recipes! Anyway, this one is no exception :)

  4. 16 July 2013, 1:39 pm - Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania

    I am inspired! I loved this icebox cake recipe….anything with biscuits and cream is yum…and this is gorgeous too!

  5. 16 July 2013, 8:03 pm - Shoba Shrinivasan`

    We call this a chocolate log! Looks amazing and I loved the clicks.


  6. 16 July 2013, 8:07 pm - Erika

    This is so gorgeous! I’ve tried making icebox cakes before but they’ve never turned out this beautifully–I’m definitely going to try your stacking technique!

  7. 17 July 2013, 10:26 am - Tesei

    Cuando vi el título del post pensé “cuántas recetas de Icebox cake conozco ya?” pero después vi que venía de tu blog y en seguida supe que tenía que ser una versión diferente y especial y alguna manera. Y no me equivoqué, como siempre, me has sorprendido con tu estilo personal y tus ideas. Muchas gracias!

  8. 17 July 2013, 9:08 pm - Lokness @ The Missing Lokness

    I have made icebox cake before, but I love your log version. It is very cute and pretty. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. 7 August 2013, 11:14 pm - Nelly

    Gracias muy amable por compartir hago uno solo con galletas marías relleno de dulce de leche y que da delicioso,bendiciones………….

  10. 14 October 2013, 4:46 pm - GabGirl56

    Just too GORGEOUS!!! Yum!

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  12. 9 December 2016, 9:04 pm - Carolyn Knight

    This doesn’t work! First -you left out the step in the picture of spooning chocolate & nuts over it. Second -the picture shows it cut so that several layers are shown. You can’t cut this log the way you have to cut it in order to get it to look like the picture you show.

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