Peppermint Icebox Cake

This peppermint icebox cake whipped cream layered between chocolate cookies and then lined up and frosted with more whipped cream. It’s so incredibly easy.

This dessert will be the death of me. A deliciously sweet, chocolatey death covered with peppermint whipped cream and candy pieces.

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Truth: I’m more of a mint chocolate chip person, I always order that or a chocolate and vanilla twist with sprinkles- depending. My husband is the cookies and cream freak fan and this cake did it for him. My whole family (myself included) ate this entire dessert in two days. Extra-thick slices thank you very much! It’s a cookies and cream lovers dream come true and will even turn the lesser fan into one as well (that’d be me).

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What I’m telling you is that this is the dessert to make for the holidays. I think Santa would appreciate the switch up from cookies and milk to cake. Just sayin’.

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First of all, I did not make those chocolatey layers. Those are ^^^these micro thin chocolate cookies, but I did make the whipped cream! Does that count? Icebox cakes are supposed to be easy, so if I made my own wafer cookies that would be contradictory, right?? (go with it, this is what I’m telling myself)

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Add a teaspoon-size dollop of homemade peppermint whipped cream onto the underneath side of each cookie.

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Smear…

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…and stack. Creating 4 stacks of 8 to 10 cookies works best for a loaf-shaped cake.

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I did have a few cookies break on me due to my super human strength, so go easy. 😉

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Top with the remaining peppermint whipped cream…

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…and use an offset spatula to spread it as evenly as possible.

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Ta-da!

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I slid it in the freezer for 2 hours before draping plastic wrap over the top and freezing it overnight. 4 to 6 hours would be fine, but I was making this for Pat and he was up north at the time, so we all had to wait.

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Right before serving, sprinkle with broken pieces of peppermint candies. The moisture from the whipped cream will slowly melt the candies so waiting until right before slicing it is best.

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Also, I don’t like to wait for it to thaw a bit before cutting into it. I just use a serrated (bread knife) and cut straight down. My whole family prefers it this way, but you could let it sit on the counter for 30-40 minutes and then slice it.

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Oh my gosh, just looking at this makes me want to make another one, hide it and eat it all by myself. Hellooo peppermint whipped cream layered between chocolate cookies!

The whipped cream softens the cookies a smidge and the peppermint candies add a nice textural crunch, this may be my favorite kind cake AND it’s SOOOO pretty and festive. Bonus: it’s so incredibly easy and when served with a steamy cup of cocoa… is the ultimate.

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I wasn’t kidding about the extra thick slices.

It’s the only way to do it.

Enjoy!

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Peppermint Icebox Cake

This is the dessert to bring on the holidays. Peppermint whipped cream layered between chocolate cookies and then lined up and frosted with more whipped cream and frozen until set. It's so incredibly easy and serve with a steamy cup of cocoa... it's perfection.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 to 6 hours for chilling

Ingredients:

1 (9 ounce) package of chocolate cookies (about 40 cookies)

1 recipe for homemade peppermint whipped creampeppermint whipped cream

crushed peppermint candy pieces

Directions:

Dollop a heaping teaspoon of the whipped cream in the center on the backside of a cookie, repeat with the next cookie and stack until you have the 4 stacks of 10.

Lay each stack lengthwise, side-by-side onto a platter and frost with the remaining whipped cream.

Slide the cake into the freezer for 2 hours. Drape with plastic wrap and continue to freeze until set.

Right before serving, sprinkle with crushed candy pieces, slice and serve.

For a softer slice of cake, pull it out and let it sit on the counter for 30-40 minutes before slicing.

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5 Responses to “Peppermint Icebox Cake”

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    Roxana — December 11, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Laurie, this looks AMAZING! I just love chocolate and peppermint together, and am a huge fan of icebox cakes, so naturally this is perfect. 🙂 Great job!

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    Jen — December 12, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Yum! Can you tell me where you purchased the thin chocolate cookies and what brand they are?

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — December 12th, 2015 @ 4:25 pm

      Hi Jen!

      I bought them at Meijer but I can’t remember the brand and I’m not at home to check! It’s a yellow-ish box though!

      Have a great weekend!

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    Beki — December 13, 2015 at 1:06 am

    The thin chocolate cookies look like Nabisco’s Famous chocolate wafers. I find them at Walmart and they have a picture of an icebox cake on the yellow package.

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    June @ How to Philosophize with Cake — December 13, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Shockingly, I’ve never tried an icebox cake…but they do look amazing! This may be my motivation to try one 🙂

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