Icebox Cake! The name alone cools me down. Have you ever had one? I hadn't grown up with these but am excited to discover them now. (What I've been reading about icebox cakes makes them sound retro-30s style, so perhaps a grandmother would have made this sort of dessert...?) I remember seeing a recipe for this delicacy last summer and never getting around to making one. Since strawberries were on sale last week at Whole Wallet, I bought a quart of them, specifically for my first go at icebox cake.
|My first attempt|
You can use any sort of stone fruit or berry, add flavoring to the whipped cream, chocolate sauce on top, or my favorite - lemon curd - between the layers of graham as well, for some added zing. I used this awesome recipe as a starting point. The graham crackers I used were "all natural" from the same place I bought the strawberries. They were thicker, smaller & more substantial than the typical, Honey Grahams you get at Stop & Shop. I did add some lemon zest to the whipped cream - and some lemon curd on two layers of the graham crackers. OMG - yum!
|Thankfully the lemon-scented whipped cream of cake #1 didn't taste like scrambled eggs.|
|Layers of graham-y, creamy, lemony, strawberry goodness.|
|The fluffy, creamy layers of cake #2. Note the blueberries.|
|Yes, it's almost gone at the time of this posting.|