Wednesday, June 1, 2016

No Bake Quick Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake


This easy chocolate wafer dessert has been around for years.   I used to make it by layering the chocolate wafers with instant pudding which had whipped cream folded into it.  Our son recently requested that I make it again and so I switched it up a little bit here using only four  main ingredients plus the strawberries for garnish. 

Local Strawberries are ripe for the picking! 

  • 1 200 gram box chocolate wafers (thin crispy chocolate cookies)
  • 6 cups chocolate pudding (I used snack packs but if you want to make your own pudding go ahead)
  • 500 ml / 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages whipping cream stabilizer (best for making this dessert more than 12 hours ahead)
  1. Line the sides of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whip the cream with sugar and stabilizer until stiff peaks form. 
  3. Put down the first layer of whole chocolate wafers.  (there will be spaces in the bottom of the pan)
  4. Cover wafers with two cups of chocolate pudding.
  5. Cover chocolate pudding with another layer of chocolate wafers.
  6. Cover chocolate wafers with a layer of Whipped Cream.
  7. Repeat layers ending with Whipped Cream.  
  8. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.  
  9. Garnish with Strawberries and chocolate syrup. 



13 comments:

  1. What are chocolate wafer cookies?

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    1. It's just a very thin chocolate cookie (NOT Oreo's). You can buy them in the cookie aisle at the grocery store. If you are from the States though they may not be available (so say my relatives).

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    2. It looks fab ! ..but being in the U.K. I'm also not sure what the cookies are....also not sure what chocolate pudding is ? ..would this be a sponge cake as in a Victoria sponge cake or like in a steamed pudding and do we slice this to layer it ? It just looks so yummy I really want to make this : ) Love your recipes !

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    3. You can make your own chocolate pudding. Just be sure it is completely cooled before using in this recipe.

      http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2012/08/homemade-chocolate-pudding.html

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    4. Chocolate custard

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  2. Is this dessert refrigerated or frozen, as its title says "Icebox", and for how long before serving?

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    1. It is refrigerated for about 6 hours or overnight.

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  3. Nabisco makes chocolate wafer cookies in the States. What's whipped cream stabilizer and where is it located in your grocery store?

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    1. Whipping Cream Stabilizer is a Canadian Product made by Dr Oetker. If you can't find it, you can add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding to each cup of whipping cream you use.

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  4. This looks so YUMMY! Definitely making it for our next Sunday dinner! :)

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  5. Yep - that sounds like a great "old" recipe!!! It looks so pretty with the strawberries - yum!

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  6. My husband grew up eating this cake, only no pudding. I make it about once a year for him; I will have to try it with pudding; he loves pudding. Those cookies can be very hard to find at least in my area; I have found in my town Albertson carries them.

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  7. In US, Nabisco Famous Chocolate wafers. Either in the cookie section or the ice cream topping section since they are used to make ice cream sandwiches or just to serve with ice cream. Most grocery stores carry them.

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