The Shady Porch: Icebox Cake - Perfect for Summer!

4.29.2013

Icebox Cake - Perfect for Summer!

One of the sweetest memories of childhood  Summers is a dessert that usually arrived as the days lengthened and the nights filled with fireflies. Mom and I found this recipe in the reader contribution section of the local newspaper; she called it Summer's Delight, and the name fit...it's a chilled, light pudding dessert, perfect for summer. If you use the instant pudding, it takes very little time and effort to make. The hard part is waiting for the graham crackers to soften! 
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Icebox Cake - quick, easy and oh so good!




"Summer's Delight" aka Icebox Cake
 
Ingredients
1 lg box Instant Chocolate Pudding*
1 lg box Instant Vanilla Pudding*
2- 8-oz - frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
graham crackers
 * [Note - we made it using the cook pudding when I was growing up but you must wait for the pudding to set before adding the next layer!]


Directions
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1. Layer graham crackers into the bottom of a 9x12 in. pan. I use a glass casserole dish so you can see the layers. The graham crackers will shortly soften to form the crust layers.
2. Prepare pudding according to the box directions; then add 1/2 of 1 container of frozen whipped topping, mix until incorporated. Now spread the pudding mix over the bottom layer of graham crackers. It is up to you if you do vanilla or chocolate first. 
3. Now add another layer of  graham crackers. 
4. Prepare the next box of pudding in the same manner as the first box...following pudding directions on the box and then adding the 2nd half of the container of frozen whipped topping
5. Now take the second container of frozen whipped topping and spread it over the top layer of pudding as the topping.   Cover and chill (about 4 hours, if using instant pudding / 8-10 hours if using cooked pudding, before serving.
[Note - If we have it on hand, I like to drizzle Chocolate Shell over the frozen whipped topping to finish it off and make it look pretty!]    

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Icebox cake is an American variation of the Zebra cake
and Chocolate Ripple log.