This dessert is no-bake and so easy to make. Here’s how to make icebox cake in a jar. Make it ahead of time to serve your guests in minutes.

how to make icebox cake hot fudge

When I was younger my granny used to make this dessert called Icebox Cake.

It was my favorite.

As in stand in the kitchen and watch and sigh and giggle and try to stick my fingers in the whipped cream and wipe the bowl clean kind of favorite.

My granny was amazing.

Just like her cake.

Today on “12 Days of Getting Ready for Christmas” we are sharing desserts you can make ahead for a party or get-together and I decided to re-invent my granny’s recipe.

Here’s to all the recipes handed down through generations.

I know she would love my icebox cake in a jar.

how to make icebox cake hot fudge

Ice Box Cake Mason Jar Recipe

Ice Box Cake Revisited

(total aside:  as I am writing this….these pictures are making me so hungry)

how to make icebox cake in a jar

Ingredients (makes 4 larger mason jars full or 8 smaller mason jars full ):

1 box of chocolate graham crackers

1 quart of heavy whipping cream

2 Tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

hot fudge

mini chocolate chips

1.  In a large metal bowl, mix cream until soft peaks form.

Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until stiff peaks form.

Note:  my friend recommended I put a metal bowl in the freezer and let it get cold before I used it to mix up the cream.

2.  Crush the graham crackers.

Note:  I put them in plastic bags and used a rolling pin.  They were so easy to crush up.

3.  Add a layer of graham crackers, then whipped cream.

Repeat until you fill the entire mason jar making sure the last layer is whipped cream.

Top off with a cherry and mini-chocolate chips.

4.  Chill. This is the most important step.

This is the secret to making this recipe even better: Let the mason jar icebox cakes chill in the fridge for 4-6 hours before serving.

5.  Serve with hot fudge and extra chocolate chips.

Icebox Cake In a Jar

This dessert is no bake and so easy to make. Here's how to make icebox cake in a jar. Make it ahead of time to serve your guests in minutes.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box chocolate graham crackers
  • 1 qt heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 jar hot fudge
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large metal bowl, mix cream until soft peaks form.
    Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until stiff peaks form.
    Note:  my friend recommended I put a metal bowl in the freezer and let it get cold before I used it to mix up the cream.
  • Crush the graham crackers.
    Note:  I put them in plastic bags and used a rolling pin.  They were so easy to crush up.
  • Add a layer of graham crackers, then whipped cream.
    Repeat until you fill the entire mason jar making sure the last layer is whipped cream.
    Top off with a cherry and mini-chocolate chips.
  • Chill. This is the most important step.
    This is the secret to making this recipe even better: Let the mason jar icebox cakes chill in the fridge for 4-6 hours before serving.
  • Serve with hot fudge and extra chocolate chips.

Notes

Keyword Icebox Cake

PS  The jars didn’t make it five minutes after I took them out of the fridge.

My granny would have been proud. 🙂

PPS Here are some other tried and true recipes from the amazing women in my life:

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Comments

  1. Image for Michelle Crowley Michelle Crowley

    This looks yummy! I'm always looking for great desserts that are ready to go on the fly, especially during the holidays when we do a lot of entertaining and often it's super impromptu! Thanks for the great idea! PS - I'm curious to know if using a cold metal bowl made a difference with the whipped cream?

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