Day 6: Mini Icebox Cakes

Until today I had no idea what an Icebox Cake was but I knew it sounded scrumptious. And leave it to one of my favorite simple/smart-ideas bloggers–Emily of Saltwater Kids–to make it look really cute, really easy, and yeah…really good.
Saltwater Kids is one of those understated blogs that I just love. And I know we’re talking sweets here but I had to include her header–it’s so wintery and clever. So, you wondering about Icebox Cakes too? Let’s hear from Emily….

Thanks Dana!

I just love the this time of year – the chill in the air, the smell of the Christmas tree, the late-night gift making, and, most of all, enjoying time with friends and family.

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I thought I would share one of my favorite quick and easy sweet treats from my childhood. Icebox Cake.
Because this recipe is very rich–and a little goes a long way–I thought it would be fun to make mini icebox cakes. The great thing about this recipe is that it is SUPER easy to make and you can store the cakes in the freezer for two months!

Mini Icebox Cakes
Famous Chocolate Wafers (I was able to find them at my Safeway store)
1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
1T vanilla extract
2T sugar

10-12 – 1/2 pint wide Mouth Jar Canning Jars

Whip the cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until cream holds soft peaks.

Scoop about 1/4 cup of whipped cream into the bottom of the jars.
Add a wafer.
Keep layering in this pattern until you have 5 scoops of whipped cream and 4 cookies. Then pop them in the freezer (if you want to eat them the same day, then refrigerate them for 4 hours before serving).
When you’re ready to eat your sweet little treats, remove them from the freezer and let thaw for 1 hour. Share them with friends and neighbors, or maybe enjoy one while putting the finishing touches on those last minute gifts.

Happy Holidays!
Not that’s a dessert I can totally get down with. Thanks Emily!
And how cute are they all wrapped up? You should know that whenever Emily needs to make 1 gift, she makes about 25. Too bad we live a thousand miles from each other. I’d love to be in her circle of friends.

Come back this afternoon for a huge fabric giveaway!

Check out the Sweets and Treats archive page HERE.

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