Chocolate Wafer Ice Box Cake With Fresh Strawberries

READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 Cake


  • 3
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1
    (9 ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies (or, make your own!)
  • 2
    pints strawberries, 3/4 of them sliced (the rest for on top)
  • unsweetened cocoa (or chocolate shavings)


  • In a large bowl, beat cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • On a flat serving plate, arrange 7 cookies side by side in a circle, keeping 1 cookie in the center.
  • Spread with 1/2 cup whipped cream, making a 7-inch circle. Leave the tips of the cookies showing.
  • Spread layer of strawberries.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients, making 5 layers of cookies and 5 layers of strawberries and ending with a layer of cream.
  • Crumble any leftover cookies.
  • Top with whole strawberries and cookie crumbles.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • To serve, dust top lightly with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings.
  • Time does not include overnight refrigeration. The refrigeration is important so the cookies go soft and cut easily.