Imperial Sugar
Imperial Sugar

No Bake Red, White and Blue Icebox Cake

No Bake Red, White, Blue Icebox Cake


  • 1 box graham crackers
  • 1 1/2 pound strawberries
  • 12 ounces blueberries
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, very soft at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups + 1 cup (32 ounces) whipping cream


  1. Line a 9x13-inch deep baking pan with plastic food wrap.
  2. Wash and dry strawberries and blueberries. For decorative use return about a fourth of strawberries and blueberries to the refrigerator. Cut remaining amount of strawberries in 1/5-inch-thick slices. Keep blueberries whole.
  3. On bottom of pan, place 9 graham crackers tightly next to one another. Crackers will not cover entire bottom (there will be a void) and that is perfectly fine.
  4. Using a mixer, on low speed blend cream cheese with sugar until completely smooth.
  5. At this stage, only 2 1/2 cups total of whipping cream will be used. Add 1/2 cup cream and blend into cream cheese mixture. Add another 1/2 cup and mix smooth.
  6. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream and vanilla and whip to medium-almost firm peaks. Over mixing will make cream heavy.
  7. Spread one-fourth of cream onto graham crackers.
  8. Scatter one-third of sliced strawberries onto cream. Sprinkle with one-third of blueberries.
  9. Layer berries with another 9 graham crackers. Repeat with one-fourth of cream and follow with one-third of berries.
  10. Repeat with more graham crackers, followed with one-fourth cream and remaining berries. Cover with remaining crackers and remaining cream.
  11. Drape pan with plastic food film and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  12. Remove plastic. Crosswise slice remaining strawberries and place in a scattered manner on surface of cake along with blueberries.
  13. Whip remaining cream with 2 tablespoons sugar to stiff peaks. Using a star pastry tip, pipe stars between berries. Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve.