Everyone loves a homemade dessert, but the summer heat makes things difficult. Baking cookies or a cake can heat up the home that’s why no-bake desserts are so popular during this season. An icebox cake, or refrigerator cake, is a no-bake cake that is usually made from fruit and cream. It firms up in the refrigerator and not the oven. If you’re interested in the trying an icebox cake recipe, we’ve got you covered!
4 Summer Icebox Cake Recipes
Banana Pudding Icebox Cake
Are you a big fan of banana pudding? If so, you’ll love this banana pudding inspired icebox cake. This recipe has the traditional vanilla wafer cookies and bananas as well as two fillings. There’s a vanilla cream cheese and whipped cream filling and a banana filling, featuring banana pudding, cream cheese, and whipped cream. It needs to firm up in the freezer for four to five hours, but it’s well worth the wait. For further instructions, check out the Life, Love, and Sugar website.
Mango Coconut Icebox Cake
Mango and coconut are refreshing summer flavors that work perfectly for an icebox cake. This recipe from Faith Durand (at The Kitchn) incorporates coconut flakes, cream cheese, cream of coconut, heavy cream, rum, graham crackers, sugar, and, of course, fresh mangos. In a pan, you assemble the cake by layering the graham crackers, the cream filling, and the fresh fruit and coconut flakes. All it needs is two hours in the refrigerator and you’re ready to serve!
Peachy Peach Icebox Cake
Summer is peach season, which means it’s the perfect time for a peachy peach icebox cake, like this one from Lucky Leaf. The “cake” is made from ladyfingers soaked in bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and milk. The mousse filling is made with mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, sugar, condensed milk, and peach filling. And it’s all topped with more whipped cream. It takes four to six hours to firm up in the refrigerator so plan accordingly.
S’mores Icebox Cake
If you need a quick and simple summer cake recipe, give this s’mores icebox cake a try! It has only five ingredients: heavy whipping cream, chocolate, mini marshmallows, marshmallow fluff, and graham crackers. It’s an easy recipe you can make with your kids, but you’ll need to let it set overnight. For more details, check out Samantha’s recipe at My Kitchen Love.
Looking for other summer desserts that you can make in the freezer? Ice cream is the ideal choice and we have tons of ice cream recipes for you to try. How about coconut or peach ice cream? You’ll love it!