Strawberry Icebox cake – the right easy NO BAKE dessert for summer. better of all, this strawberry shortcake inspired recipe has only 5 ingredients with a video. successful at potlucks & BBQ’s. With cheesecake pudding (or cream cheese), topping, graham crackers & strawberries.
Once summer is fully swinging, this No-Bake Strawberry Icebox cake shows up tons at our house. Our weekends are usually busy visiting family and friends which all of them love whenever we show up with this cool and creamy dessert. It jogs my memory of the classic Strawberry Shortcake with a creamy cheesecake filling.
I have a couple of other versions of this popular cake that we make often. they’re super EASY to whomp up and ridiculously simple to customize.
- 2 lb. strawberries
- 2 sleeves graham crackers
- 1 -8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 -14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 2- 3.4 oz. pkg. instant cheesecake flavored pudding
- 3 cu. milk
- 1- 12 oz. carton whipped topping, divided
Wash, cut tops off of strawberries and slice them 1/4 inch thick then set aside. Line bottom of a 3-quart 13×9 baking dish with graham crackers and set aside. Combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Add pudding mixes and milk then continue mixing on low for 4-5 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping until smooth. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over graham crackers. Arrange a single layer of strawberry slices over cream cheese mixture. Top strawberries with another layer of graham crackers then cover with remaining cream cheese mixture. Top cream cheese mixture with another layer of strawberries.
Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. When serving, top with remaining whipped topping. Crush remaining graham crackers and sprinkle crumbs over the top.