Strawberry Cream Cheese Icebox Cake

A Strawberry Cream Cheese Icebox Cake is a delightful and no-bake dessert that’s perfect for warm days. Here’s a simple recipe for making this refreshing treat:


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • 24-30 graham crackers


1. Prepare the Strawberries:

  • In a bowl, combine sliced strawberries with granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Toss to coat the strawberries and let them sit for about 15-20 minutes to release their juices.

2. Make the Whipped Cream:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  • Add the powdered sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.

3. Make the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • In another bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • If desired, add lemon zest for a hint of citrus flavor.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese until well combined.

4. Assemble the Icebox Cake:

  • In a rectangular dish or on a serving platter, arrange a layer of graham crackers to cover the bottom.
  • Spread a portion of the cream cheese mixture over the graham crackers.
  • Add a layer of the macerated strawberries.
  • Repeat the layers, finishing with a layer of the cream cheese mixture on top.

5. Refrigerate:

  • Cover the icebox cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the graham crackers to soften.

6. Garnish (Optional):

  • Before serving, garnish the top with additional sliced strawberries or a sprinkle of powdered sugar if desired.

7. Serve:

  • Slice and serve the Strawberry Cream Cheese Icebox Cake chilled.

Enjoy the creamy and fruity goodness of this no-bake dessert! The layers of graham crackers, cream cheese filling, and sweet strawberries create a delicious and refreshing treat.

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