You see, once upon a time ago, my husband dated someone other than me. I know it's shocking, but he did, and I'm okay with it. But, what I'm not okay with, is that from time to time, my lovable husband will mention "the really great Icebox Cake that he used to eat at h-e-r Aunt's house".
So after hearing about the Icebox Cake again this spring, I vowed to make him one myself. And, I'm proud as a peacock to say that I nailed it…even with my two gremlins running underfoot, chasing the dogs, who in turn chased the cats, who then hissed at the kids and tore down the stairs. Oh, and did I mention that I did all of this in my pjs with my glasses on?
Now, I can finally move on knowing that the next time my incredible husband wants an Icebox Cake, he can say, "Remember when you made me that really great Icebox Cake? Well, I'd love another one…"
* 1 quart heavy cream
* 4 tablespoons sugar
* 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
* 2 (9-ounce) packages Famous(R) chocolate wafer cookies
* 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, for decoration
Step 1: In a large bowl, stir together cream, sugar and vanilla. Whip with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
Step 2:On a rectangular rimmed plate, gather up your chocolate wafers and start "dolloping on" the whipped cream – approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons. You will dollop the cream and then "top" with another chocolate wafer. As you do this, you will be creating two separate stacks to place down your plate.
Step 3: Once your rows are completed, cover the entire cake in whipped cream. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or place in the freezer if it's really hot out!
Step 4: Right before serving, add some garnish – I just grated some semi-sweet chocolate on top, but you could do shavings if you're so inspired. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, or overnight, to allow the wafers to soften.
Thanks for reading,