No bake desserts are not my jam.
Today’s Sunday Funday theme was no bake desserts, so I decided to give it a whirl.
When I think no bake desserts, pretty much only Jell-o comes to mind. But how much Jell-o can someone make?
Then I came across an absolutely gorgeous icebox cake. I decided to scale it down significantly and give it a whirl.
Mine was good (very rich) and interesting looking, but definitely not the beauty I saw in that other post.
So, if you want a mediocre icebox cake, follow the directions below. If you want a cut above, follow the link to the inspiration recipe!
Check out these other no bake desserts:
- Carlota de Limón from Food Lust People Love
- Drumstick Dessert from Palatable Pastime
- Oreo Icebox Cake from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Nutty Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pineapple Mousse from Mayuri's Jikoni
Oreo Icebox Cake
Adapted from The Bearfoot Baker
32 Double Stuf Oreo Cookies
4 ounces cream cheese, cold
2 tablespoons white sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup half & half
¾ cup powdered sugar
Remove the cream filling from the Oreo Cookies and set aside.
Fit a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the cream filling and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Add the half and half and beat on high speed until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and continue beating as it thickens.
Spread a small amount of frosting over a serving plate. Place 7 Oreo Cookies (without cream filling removed) in a circle shape. Add a layer of frosting. Repeat with another layer of 7 Oreos. Continue until cookies and frosting are used up.
Refrigerate overnight, then serve.