Nonna’s Ice Box Cake.

ice Box cakeIt’s time for another one of Nonna’s recipes. I have to tell you, for Christmas, I gathered all the photos I’ve taken for the blog and took some more, as well as over four generations worth of photographs and gave Nonna her own cookbook for Christmas. It was a huge hit (the idea goes to my mom; she is so clever with gifts)! But as the family came to this page, with this dessert, my dad was a bit up in arms.

“Ice Box Cake?” he asked incredulously. “Since when is this called an Ice Box Cake?”

“Nonna gave me the recipes with the titles,” I told him. I was super sly about it too and asked for them for the blog so she had no idea what was coming.

“That’s not what it is called!” Dad insisted.

Maybe because it’s always been called Dad’s favorite’s dessert? And then when my brother came along, it was called Joe’s favorite dessert? Nonetheless, no one heard the term “Ice Box Cake” until Nonna named it officially. Her friend, of the same generation, backed her up on Christmas as well so…It’s an icebox cake, for better or for worse, and apparently always has been.

Nonna’s Ice Box Cake Recipe
1 pkg each KOSTCO, vanilla and chocolate pudding (NOT INSTANT) (listen to her capital letters, ha!)
Line a 8×8 or 9×9 square glass dish with squares of graham crackers
Cook chocolate  pudding  according to package, pour over graham crackers
Place another layer of graham crackers on top of chocolate pudding
Cook vanilla pudding according to package, pour over graham crackers
Cool, then refrigerate
(This can be made the day before)
The day of serving, slice bananas (round),  and cover top of vanilla pudding with bananas
Whip, small container of real whipping cream, until peeks form, then add a little powdered sugar (to taste)
Cover the bananas with whipping cream
Refrigerate and serve cold
Enjoy everyone’s favorite dessert!

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14 thoughts on “Nonna’s Ice Box Cake.

  1. San

    It is yummy and then some. I can only imagine the title discussion that ensued. I would like to hear more about Nonna’s cookbook and what you did.

  2. Lux Ganzon

    I’m just reading this and already I feel like drooling. Oh my. Calm down the sweet tooth in me.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I hope I could whip it one of these days. 🙂

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