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Mocha Icebox Cake

5-Ingredient Mocha Icebox Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword icebox cake, no bake dessert, summer dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
1 hour
Servings 10
Author Sarah Mir


  • 1 ½ package chocolate wafers
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tbsp instant coffee granules

Garnishes (see notes)


    • Measure out 3 cups of cream, take about 2 tbsp out, warm a little and mix in a small bowl with the instant coffee.
    • Put the coffee-cream mixture in the fridge to cool
    • Whip the remaining cream with the sugar until soft peaks form then and add the vanilla and coffee mixture.
    • Beat until stiff peaks form
      Note: The coffee flavour will mellow as it sits
    • Get out your cake plate and put about half a cup of the cream on the bottom, trying to keep it away from the edge 
    • Make a circle of 7 or 8 wafer cookies and then put a few in the middle, I used my broken ones for the centres
    • Repeat until your cream is used up. I got 7 layers
    • Top with something crunchy and something sweet! I like to set mine aside for an our at least so that it all melds together 


    I garnished my icebox cake with 2 chopped skor bars, a drizzle of chocolate sauce and caramel sauce. You can take the same route or add whatever is convenient - rapsberries, nuts, etc. 
    Summer months may require stabilizing your cream - you can use Whip It, Gelatin or milk powder (read post for details)