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Frozen icebox cake

Icebox cake is an old fashioned dessert consisting of whipped cream and chocolate wafers. It’s so simple and so good! It is usually chilled for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator so the cookies soften. This time I have prepared a frozen version with Marie biscuits, and I hope you like it! Enjoy.

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Dip the cookies in milk, spread 1 tbs of whipped cream on each cookie
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…and stack them vertically in a long log shape

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Lay it across a long paper parchment…
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… and cover the entire log with more whipped cream

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To serve, cut it diagonally
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… and very important last step: enjoy!

{Frozen icebox cake}

Prep time: 20 min (plus 24 hours freezing time)

Cook time: 5 min

Serves: 4


    Icebox cake:

  • 10 or 12 Marie biscuit cookies (or plain chocolate wafers)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 250 ml whipping cream (1 cup), very cold
  • 2 heaped tbs sugar
  • Chocolate frosting:

  • 125 ml whipping cream (1/2 cup)
  • 125 g dark chocolate (4,5 oz), chopped
  • chopped almonds to decorate (optional)
  • Directions

    1. Beat together whipping cream and sugar until stiff.
    2. Dip each cookie into some milk (not a full soak, just a nice dip). Spread about 1 tablespoon of whipped cream on one side of each cookie and stack them vertically in a long log shape. When finished, lay it across a long paper parchment. Cover the entire log with more whipped cream. Place in the freezer until frozen, I usually leave it 24 hours, but after 2 hours it is ready actually
    3. Then prepare the chocolate frosting. Pour cream on a medium saucepan, bring to boil, remove from heat, and add chopped chocolate. Allow to rest for a few minutes, and then stir until dissolved.
      Place icebox cake on a wire rack, and pour frosting over it, being careful to cover the cake completely. Drop some chopped almonds over it, and freeze again until you are going to serve it.
    4. Slice on a diagonal to serve

  • If the chocolate frosting is too hot, let it warm a bit before pouring it over the cake, otherwhise icecream might melt, and the chocolate frosting would not adhere to the icebox cake
  • To dip your cookies you might use coffee instead, or add some of your favourite liqueur
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