Baking can be expensive with all of the various ingredients needed to make delicious cakes, pies, and more. To save money, why not take a hiatus from baking for the summer? It sounds crazy, especially for all you sweet tooths out there, but trust us, you won’t miss a thing. In fact, you may even like not having to stand around in a hot kitchen during the summer!
AllFreeCasseroleRecipes has compiled the best icebox cake recipes that are perfect for warm weather! Many icebox cakes can be made with a few simple ingredients, which gives you and your wallet an excuse to eat more dessert. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and let the fridge do the rest of the work. No baking required! There aren’t many downsides, but if you still need convincing, perhaps these photos will persuade you. *Drool*
If you’re feeling creative, scroll down to the bottom for tips on how to make your own icebox cake variations.
11. Cookies and Cream Icebox Cake from Baked Bree
12. Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake from Smitten Kitchen
How to Make Your Own Icebox Cake:
Icebox cakes are great because they leave you wiggle room to do what you want and add your own ingredients. If you want to make your own variation of an icebox cake, you can take a bare bones approach and work your way from there.
A typical icebox cake starts with some sort of cookie or cake base. Most use Oreos, graham crackers, or other cookies. You can then layer pudding or Cool Whip between these. For best results, make at least three layers. Some icebox cakes don’t use any cookies and simply layer puddings, creams, etc. together. Top with fruit, nuts, or some sort of sauce to make your dessert super decadent.
TIP: When in doubt, keep it simple. If you add too many ingredients, you may muddle your flavors too much. Think about what flavors work well together and model your ingredients off of those.
For even more icebox cakes, here are 18 Excellent Icebox Cake Recipes for Dessert.
Have you ever made an icebox cake before?