No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Serve this Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe when you need a fresh-tasting, quick dessert. It’s an easy, make-head sweet treat!

strawberry icebox cake recipe ingredients cool whip

Sometimes I find a dessert idea and wonder why I never ran across it before…and this Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe is definitely one of those desserts. I must be living under a rock because this is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I’ve ever made. It tastes incredibly fresh and the best thing is that it lasts in the refrigerator for several days…that is if you can manage not to eat it all at once!

Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

It’s assembled in layers and they go together so quickly. Once you get your strawberries cleaned and sliced it takes literally a few minutes. Here’s what to do!

strawberry ice box cake assembled

No Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake

Serve this No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe when you need a fresh-tasting, quick dessert. It's an easy, make-head sweet treat!
5 from 7 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 quarts strawberries
  • 2 small or 1 large container Cool Whip I used Cool Whip Free
  • 1 box graham crackers

Instructions

  • Wash, hull and slice the strawberries. Set aside.
  • In an 9 x 9 square pan, spoon a thin layer of Cool Whip on the bottom.
  • Layer squares of graham crackers followed by another layer of Cool Whip.
  • Layer the strawberries on the Cool Whip.
  • Repeat the layers twice ending with strawberries on top.
  • Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours. Can be made the day before and refrigerated overnight.

Notes

Will keep in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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strawberry icebox cake recipe layer of graham crackers

When you are making the layers, it doesn’t really matter what your graham crackers look like. They can be broken and it won’t taste a bit different! Sometimes I get a little heavy handed with the Cool Whip and can only get two layers. When I was making this to take these pictures, I was a little more careful and got three layers. Either way, it tastes the same. I like to save a few strawberries and use them for garnish. Fresh mint looks beautiful as well.

If you don’t like the idea of using Cool Whip, you could use real whipping cream. I don’t think it would last as long in the refrigerator. If you were making and eating the same day, then I think it would be delish.

strawberry icebox cake recipe assembled

This strawberry icebox cake could easily be made in a 9 x 13 pan if you were feeding a crowd. Just get more strawberries and Cool Whip. You will have plenty of graham crackers if you have a full box.

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strawberry icebox cake on plate with fork

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32 Comments

  1. Constance Corr says:

    Such a simple recipe, looking forward to making it for my grandchildren-it has all their favorite ingredients! Thank you for all the great ideas on your blog, I love reading it.

  2. Can’t wait to make my first icebox cake for a brunch this week! Thanks for the great ideas.

  3. Try using chocolate graham crackers instead of the regular ones for a really delicious variation on this dessert . Chocolate and strawberries are always a good pairing !

  4. 5 stars
    It looks beautiful! I can’t wait to make it.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday morning and served it last night.
    Very light and delicious ❤️
    All your recipes are always simple and very good.
    Going to try strawberry ice cream next.
    Thanks Anne

  6. Hello! This cake looks delicious.
    Can this be made with whip cream?
    Lori🌸

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Lori…yes you can use real whipping cream, but it may not stay as long. The whipped cream isn’t quite as stable as Cool Whip. Enjoy!

  7. Thank you, looks lovely! What is this cool whip? Is it same stuff than normal whipped cream but made for last longer? Or does it taste different?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Nina! Cool Whip is found in the frozen food section of any grocery store in the US. It’s a whipped topping that tastes somewhat like real whipped cream, but not exactly. It has a lighter and fluffier texture. It does hold up a lot longer than regular whipping cream. Hope this helps!

  8. I had this dessert at some house and love look it up and make it to day.

  9. Barbara Brown says:

    It was very quick & easy to make… in frig. now; cant wait to taste😋😋.

  10. Nan Martino says:

    Sounds amazing! I will make it for my Quilt club, but will use fresh whipped cream!

  11. oh man!!! strawberries are now in in florida….cant wait to try this!!! also your other ice box cakes! I hate to cook, but love sweets, this is perfect. Thanks Ann, keep’em comin!! glad I found you.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I’m in Ohio and the Florida strawberries are just beginning to come in. I love them too!

  12. OMG! That reminds me of how my mom used to assemble her version of “strawberry shortcake” for us kids. Only she would make individual servings for each of us by layering the graham crackers, whipped cream and strawberries on each of our plates. That was sooooooooo delicious. We used to lick the plate. LOL

  13. Georgianne says:

    What an easy peasy summer dessert! Can’t wait to try it.

  14. Looks Yuummy and veryyyy easy!

  15. Unfortunately I hate the taste and texture of cool whip so I usually skip anything that uses it. Of course sometimes it’s ok to just substitute the real thing.
    Your photos look great!

    1. You might like what I make. I mix equal parts of Cool Whip and strawberry yogurt. You can add some strawberries in the mix to make this refrigerator pie/cake with graham cracker crust. Put some strawberries on top. BTW I don’t like pie crust.

  16. Ann, thank you so much for this recipe! I have already made it twice, and I plan to make it again for a family get-together this weekend. It’s super easy and super delicious!

  17. This looks yummy! Having guest for the weekend , will be trying!

  18. Helen Blount says:

    Can’t wait to make this for my family..We have lots of Florida strawberries now in stores….Sounds delicious and so easy !! Thanks for posting this Ann!

  19. I love strawberries, and this looks yummy! In your spare time Ann (hehehe), I’m thinking you should have a Bakery! Just sayin’… :D

  20. Lorraine W says:

    Always looking for new recipes to serve at our Bible Study group. This should be a hit! Thanks for your inspiring blog. Its about the only one I truly love.

  21. Looks positively fabulous…..great for this time of year. I will probably make it for Sunday School refreshments. I’m scheduled for sometime next month.
    Thanks so much for all your delicious and easy recipes…..keep them coming!

  22. Laura Miller says:

    Hi Ann,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes. I love getting your e-mails and love your decorating style! I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada so enjoy reading your blog as it seems your styles are a little ahead of ours. Keep up the wonderful work,
    Cheers,
    Laura

  23. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I finally have my own this year even though i will have to add some others,fresh strawberries are so great for summertime and i have enjoyed picking mine from my yard. Thank you Ann for this wonderful recipe and have a great day.

  24. Chloe Crabtree says:

    Love it! So easy and so delicious! I am pinning and sharing this over at G+ and FB! Perfect for summer! Bring on the summer!

  25. Ann, this looks so good! I am going to try it ASAP. I want some now!

  26. Jackie York says:

    Needed this one for this weekend!! Thank you! Pinned it!

  27. This recipe looks so easy to do while I recover, my husband deserves this (he loves his sweets) for taking such good care of me. Thanks for posting this and now I’m pinning it!

    Rondell♥

  28. Tracy@www.bluridgevintage.com says:

    What an easy recipe and it looks sooooo Yummy!!! It is strawberry season and would be a wonderful dessert for a cookout or holiday…..Memorial Day is coming up soon. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for bringing this easy recipe to us.