I was 14 when my grandmother showed me how to make a classic icebox with Nabisco wafers. The method was magic: stack the cookies sideways with homemade whipped cream, cover the “roll” with more whipped cream, and let it chill in the fridge. The pièce de résistance? You can get zebra stripes by slicing the cake in an angle. This recipe quickly became the mainstay of my teenage baking repertoire (although it doesn’t actually involve baking). Nabisco has had the same recipe on their wafer boxes for decades. Some trendy NYC bakeries reinvented the recipe by layering the cookies in a vertical fashion to look like a cake. However, there’s been a curveball: Nabisco recently discontinued their iconic chocolate wafers (such a bummer, Nabisco 😩). Oreo Thins work well as a substitute. You can also skip the hassle of removing the cream. This no-bake icebox cake will be a hit with the kids. Adults will love it, too — I mean, who can resist the delicious charm of cookies and cream?
What You’ll Need To Make A Classic Icebox Cake
Use an electric mixer with a whisk attachment to place the heavy cream into the bowl.