Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

Do you know what this month is??! Well… Do you?! June is Dairy Month which means it’s time to celebrate #AllThingsDairy!

Woohoo!!

Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

Now, let’s talk about this Strawberries and Cream icebox cake!

It’s getting hot out, and I know – KNOW the mere thought of you firing up an oven is making you break out in hives.

You don’t want to do it. You just don’t. You would rather sip margaritas while the man of the house grills you a T-bone. Now, what happens when your family is all, “What are we having for dessert’?

Don’t worry, boo – I got you…

Put the margarita down for a second and flow with me…

Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

Icebox cakes… I’m not going to lie – Icebox cakes are multi-step layering situations; however, so easy your toddler can put one together.

Hmm… Would that be considered child labor?

Never mind… Don’t use your toddler. Do it yourself. It really is that easy.

Onto the icebox cake makin’.

We’re macerating strawberries here; meaning we’re going to help bring out all that delicious strawberry flavor and juices with a bit of sugar and vanilla bean paste. That’s how we’re rollin’ today.

We’ll need some round vanilla wafer cookies for the base. When the wafers soften there’s going to be a cakey situation. I mean, cake without having to bake a cake. Did that just blow your brains?

I know…

Mine too…

Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

AND! We’re going at it with the heavy cream. Lots of heavy cream. What is heavy cream, you ask? It’s a dairy product that is composed of the higher-butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization. I just got nerd-i-licious on you.

Plus there’s something about heavy cream. It’s got swagger… Creamy dairy swagger…

Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

We’re going to flavor our heavy cream with confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. Then we’re going to strain and fold a couple of cups of those deliciously macerated strawberries into our heavy cream. BOOM.

Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

Now here’s where it gets exciting… We layer that bad boy with wafer cookies, strawberry heavy cream, and deliciously macerated vanilla strawberries. Finally, we freeze until this bad boy sets.

Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

Yes, you’ll have to wait about 4-5 hours to eat this icebox cake. But look at the bright side of this jammy.

1. You didn’t have to fire up your oven. As such, you avoided melting in place.

2. You used a boatload of heavy cream. Did I mention heavy cream is like, the P.I.M.P. of dairy? Well, now you know!

3. You’ll drink your recommended 3 daily servings of dairy should you decide to have at this whole cake.

4. You used strawberries, which are totally in abundance right now.

5. You have 4 hours to get some cardio in before you dig into this situation.

6. This cake is the B.O.M.B.

For serious…

Strawberries & Cream Icebox Cake {Mind Over Batter}

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