Easy Berry Icebox Cake

Easy Berry Icebox Cake is simple, light and full of fresh summer berries. It’ll disappear in seconds at your next get together!

No Bake desserts are a summer-time must and this berry icebox cake should be on the top of your list! No bake Snickers, Chocolate, and Oreo are also must-makes.

Easy No-Bake Berry Icebox Cake served on a black plate

Magical summer dessert!!

The weather here is finally warming up which means summer is almost here! While I love baking year-round, sometimes it gets so hot that turning on the oven means our air conditioning never turns off! That’s where this EASY no-bake icebox cake comes in. It’s kind of magic! It’s like a mash-up between cheesecake, tiramisu, and a no-bake cream pie. And let me tell you, it tastes heavenly!

What I absolutely love about this dessert (aside from the fact that it’s LOADED with fresh berries), is that you can whip it up in a matter of minutes and it only requires a few ingredients. My kids loved helping me assemble it, I think it only took us 15 minutes. The hardest part is letting it chill in the refrigerator so that the graham crackers soften a bit. I know that may sound weird, but with a little time, they become tender and cake-like.

This icebox cake will be the hit of your summer BBQs. It’s simple, light and full of fresh summer berries. It’ll disappear in seconds!

taking a bite of berry icebox cake topped with fresh berries

Easy Chilled cake

WHIP. In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Turn mixing speed on low, then gradually turn speed up to high. Beat until stiff peaks form. Set ½ cup of whipped cream aside.

FOLD. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the cream cheese.

LAYER. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture into the bottom of 9X9-inch baking dish. Place a layer of graham crackers over the top, then spread half of the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture over top. Place 1 cup of berries into the mixture. Repeat. Top with final layer of graham crackers, then spread the reserved whipped cream over top. Place the final cup of berries over top.

ENJOY! Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. For patriotic holidays, you can always create a flag pattern on top!

Frosted icebox cake topped with fresh berries

Tips, Variations + Storing Info

To prep the berries, wash and dry the berries completely. If the berries are still wet when you layer them with everything else the colors will bleed onto everything else.

You should be able to use frozen berries, but you want to thaw them and remove any excess water.

I love this icebox cake as is. It’s simple, cool and delicious. With that said it is very easy to customize it to your liking. Here are a few variation ideas:

  • Change out the graham crackers for layers of vanilla wafers, golden Oreos, chocolate graham crackers.
  • Add any type of berries, or other fruits such as kiwi and banana slices.
  • Drizzle white chocolate, or add white chocolate chips on top.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts on top.
  • Mix the cream cheese with cheesecake flavored pudding mix
  • Top with patriotic sprinkles 
  • Use cinnamon graham crackers

To STORE this cake must be kept cold. You can make this the night before and store it covered in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. You can also cover it tightly and freeze it for up to a week. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

No-Bake Berry Icebox Cake sliced and served on a black plate

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Berry Icebox Cake Recipe

Easy No-Bake Berry Icebox Cake
5 from 6 votes
Easy Berry Icebox Cake is simple, light and full of fresh summer berries. It'll disappear in seconds at your next get together!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 406 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz original cream cheese softened
  • 18 graham crackers rectangle sheets
  • 3 cups fresh mixed berries blueberries, strawberries and raspberries

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Turn mixing speed on low, then gradually turn speed up to high. Beat until stiff peaks form. Set ½ cup of whipped cream aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the cream cheese.
  • Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture into the bottom of 9X9-inch baking dish. Place a layer of graham crackers over the top, then spread half of the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture over top. Place 1 cup of berries into the mixture. Repeat. Top with final layer of graham crackers, then spread the reserved whipped cream over top. Place the final cup of berries over top.
  • Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. For patriotic holidays, you can always create a flag pattern on top!

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I'm the food photographer and blogger behind Life Made Simple. I'm passionate about creating from scratch family-friendly recipes ranging from healthy to decadent.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love fruity desserts and easy one are even better. Great recipe and perfect for a summer treat.