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Oreo Ice Box Cake

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Fresh strawberries and Oreo cookies make a beautiful presentation but more importantly a fantastically sweet, easy, and no bake Strawberry ice box cake dessert.

Not quite ice cream, not quite cake, this super easy strawberry ice box cake recipe, which was also featured all over TikTok, is made with a full pound of fresh strawberries, sweetened condensed milk and cool whip whipped topping that tastes divine.

Assemble, freeze, slice and devour! 

ice box cake on a plate

Why you will love an Ice Box Cake

At home ice cream cake: Ice box cakes are an old fashioned classic recipe that allows you to easily make an ice cream cake right at home! With even easier ingredients you get the benefit of the smooth finish and delicious taste of an ice cream cake WITHOUT having to go out for fresh ice cream!

Readily available ingredients: All the ingredients for an ice box cake are easily findable at most stores and the recipe can be altered for fruit variations or changing up the crust quite easily.

No Baking Needed: Everyone loves a no bake cake! Just like our strawberry angel food cake, this dessert is no bake making it about the easiest thing you can do with fantastic results EVERY TIME!

Ingredients

Before you get started on making an Oreo ice box cake, you need to verify ingredients on hand. Here is everything you need to make sure you can make this viral Oreo and Strawberry Ice box cake!

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, washed and tops removed
  • 1 can, 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk – this is not evaporated milk
  • juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 small tub, 8 oz. whipped topping, divided
  • 8 Oreo’s, crushed – You can use ANY flavor Oreo’s here – we used the original cookie but Golden or Mint Oreos are also amazing.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • fresh mint leaves (optional decoration)

How to make Ice Box Cake with Oreo’s & Strawberries

This recipe is fairly simple but has a few separate steps. First, make the strawberry mixture, then the Oreo mixture, Assemble and freeze.

  1. Dice strawberries and place them into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk to the strawberries.
  3. Add half a tub of whipped topping.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice from a fresh lemon into the bowl.
  5. Mix all ingredients well.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Add butter and crushed Oreo’s together in a separate bowl and mix well.
  8. Sprinkle Oreo’s in pan on top of cool whipped mixture. (you can double this part if you like more crunch)
  9. Cover ice box cake with foil and freeze for a min of four hours or overnight. Remove cake from pan by inverting onto a plate.
  10. When ready to serve, pipe remaining whipped topping in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Alternatively, you can also use a can of whipped topping for swirls. Slice reserved strawberries into quarters and add to the top with fresh mint. Slice immediately and serve.
making ice box cake collage of adding cream and strawberries into pan.
adding crushed oreos and topping to ice box cake.

FAQ’s & Expert Tips

What is an ice box cake? 

Icebox cakes started in the 1930’s and combine cookies and condensed milk for a creamy ice cream like dessert trip. Usually done in cake pans, these cakes are easy to customize and cut. 

What kind of toppings work well with ice box cakes?

For topping, you can use regular whipped cream in a can, a star tip, frosting, chocolate, Nutella, powdered sugar, sprinkles, caramel or even homemade whipped cream. In fact, homemade whipped cream is super easy to make with heavy whipping cream! It is also a lot of fun to add candies like M&Ms, chocolate chips, coconut shreds, or gum balls.

How long can ice box cake be stored? 

We keep our ice box cakes in the freeze for up to a week and slice and eat all week long!

What other cookies can be used for crust? 

Cookies make a great crust and topping both. Aside from Oreo cookies and all the Oreo cookie flavors, commonly used cookies also include graham crackers, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. 

ice box cake on a plate

TIKTOK VIRAL RECIPES: I love to test out viral recipes that TikTok users have tempted me with! Here are a few tried and tested viral TikTok recipes from readers: Baked Feta PastaTikTok Chocolate Cocoa Bombs,  Cloud Bread from TikTok,  Booty DipThe Grey StuffLevain Bakery Chocolate Chip Inspired Cookies, Tanghulu Strawberries

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Ice Box Cake with Oreo’s (TikTok)


Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Strawberry Ice box cake with Cool Whip whipped topping and delicious crushed Oreo's, is a strawberries and chocolate no bake dessert that is so easy to whip up. Ice box cakes are considered a classic old-fashioned dessert that reminds many of childhood recipes. Simple and no bake, ice box cakes can be traditional flavors like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry or updated with fruit layers, cookie layers and child friendly decorations like sprinkles and chocolate chips. While this dessert is called a "cake" its more like an ice cream cake and falls under one of the easiest layered desserts that can be stored in the freezer and eaten all week long. 

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries washed and tops removed
  • 1 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 small tub 8 oz, whipped topping, divided
  • 8 Oreo’s crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • fresh mint leaves presentation/color

Instructions

  • Set aside 4 strawberries for top decoration later.
  • Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Dice remaining strawberries and place them into a mixing bowl.
  • Add can of sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and half a tub of Cool Whip whipped topping. Mix well.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • Add melted butter and crushed Oreo's together in a separate bowl and mix well.
  • Sprinkle Oreo's in pan on top of cool whipped mixture. (you can double this part if you like more crunch), which makes the bottom layer.
  • Cover ice box cake with foil and freeze for a min of four hours or overnight.
  • Remove cake from pan by inverting onto a plate and add whipped topping to top of the cake.
  • When ready to serve, pipe remaining whipped topping in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Alternatively, you can also use a can of whipped topping for swirls.
  • Slice reserved strawberries into quarters and add to the top with fresh mint.
  • Slice ice box cake immediately and serve.

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Notes

What kind of toppings work well with ice box cakes?
For topping, you can use regular whipped cream in a can, a star tip, frosting, chocolate, Nutella, powdered sugar, sprinkles, caramel or even homemade whipped cream. In fact, homemade whipped cream is super easy to make with heavy whipping cream!
How long can ice box cake be stored? 
We keep our ice box cakes in the freeze for up to a week and slice and eat all week long!
What other cookies can be used for crust? 
Cookies make a great crust and topping both. Aside from Oreo cookies and all the Oreo cookie flavors, commonly used cookies also include graham crackers, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g

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