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Berry Icebox Cake

Berry Icebox Cake is the perfect, no bake summer dessert.

An icebox cake is different than actual cake. You won’t find a typical cake batter here. And it’s not baked. Instead, there are layers of sweetened cream, graham crackers and berries. Berry icebox cake a very simple recipe to make, and it’s always a big hit.

Ingredients needed:

  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • strawberries and blueberries
  • powdered sugar
  • graham crackers
  • vanilla extract and salt
  • fresh mint leaves

How to make Berry Icebox Cake:

The first thing you’ll do is make the sweetened whipped cream, which is a mix of heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. You’ll spread some of the whipped cream on the bottom of your serving dish. And then you’ll combine the remaining whipped cream with fresh berries.

Next, you’ll place a layer of graham crackers on top of the whipped cream, and then top the graham crackers with a layer of the berry whipped cream.

You’ll continue layering until you’ve achieved four layers of whipped cream and four layers of graham crackers- ending with a berry whipped cream layer.

And the top of your berry icebox cake should be dotted with additional fresh berries.

Refrigerating the cake for two hours gives the graham crackers a chance to soften up and become sliceable. You want to make this cake and serve it the same day. If you store it longer than 24 hours, the graham crackers will become soggy, and you definitely don’t want that. When you cut into the berry icebox cake, you can plainly see the layers you’ve created.

It slices up nicely like a regular cake! This icebox cake is a delicious mix of sweet cream with berries. The graham crackers give it a “pie” kind of flavor (think graham cracker crust). It’s a simple and delicious dessert!

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Here are a few more summer dessert recipes you might like to try:

Berry Icebox Cake (adapted from The Family Calendar cookbook)
Super easy, no-bake cake!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 480 kcal


  • cups chilled heavy whipping cream
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups thinly sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 28 whole graham crackers
  • more sliced strawberries and blueberries, for garnish on top
  • fresh mint, for garnish (optional)


  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt until soft peaks form. Set aside 3/4 cup of the whipped cream. Very gently, use a rubber spatula to fold in the strawberries to the cream in the bowl, being careful not to deflate the whipped cream.
  • Smear the ¾ cup whipped cream on the bottom of a 13x9-inch dish and layer the graham crackers on top of the whipped cream so they are touching but not overlapping. Spoon about 1 cup of the berry whipped cream on top of the graham crackers and gently spread it evenly over them. Repeat this layered three more times, finishing with the whipped cream. You'll have four layers of graham crackers and four layers of whipped cream.
  • Use extra strawberries and blueberries to garnish the top of the cake.
  • Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours. The graham crackers will soften as the cake chills. Do not let it sit for more than 24 hours or it will get too soggy. Remove the cake from the refrigerator when you are ready to serve it. Cut into squares with a sharp knife, garnish with fresh mint (if using), and enjoy immediately.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 480kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 6gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 3gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 1157IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 2mg
Keyword berry, cake, icebox
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 4th of May 2023

Wow, this is really awesome! This looks great, is relatively quick and easy made and cooled the hit at any summer party. Thanks for the recipe, the great pictures and the perfect instructions!


Monday 2nd of January 2023

Forget the salt. Not necessary. And it is much better when made the day before. The crackers get a little softer and it all tastes better. Another good Christmas recipe is; in layers….. Graham wafers Green jello Whipped cream Graham wafers Red jello Whipped cream Topped with a bit of crushed wafers. Make the day before and makes a delicious light Christmas meal dessert Hope you will try it. It has been a family tradition for years.

Raquel Bargas

Thursday 25th of June 2020

Looks so good!!