Berry Cheesecake Icebox Cake – No Bake Dessert!

berry cheesecake icebox cake

Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Jacqueline Rafidi

No bake desserts are such a win in the summertime! And this berry cheesecake icebox cake is going to be the star of the show for any summer gathering! This cake takes no time to make – in fact, the longest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge. The berry sauce can be made a day in advance if you choose, as well.

berry cheesecake icebox cake

What to make with this berry cheesecake icebox cake

This icebox cake is perfect for July 4th, Memorial day and Labor day and everything in between! Bring this to any get together you have in the warmer months, everyone will swoon over. From the vibrant, eye catching color, the soft texture and bold flavor, I can’t think of any time to NOT make this!

If you have kids, this is the perfect dessert to have them help assemble. They may munch on a few of the berries along the way like my kids did. They love their berries. This dessert is not only delicious but full of color which always gets their attention. I know this is berry cheesecake icebox cake going to be a hit for your next summer get together!

berry cheesecake icebox cake

Enjoy these other berry desserts!

Simple apple cake
White chocolate raspberry muffins
Apricot mabroush – crumb bars
Coconut Trembleque pudding
Strawberry rose and tahini shortcakes with labneh whipped cream

When you make this berry cheesecake icebox cake, comment down below and rate this recipe to let me know your thoughts! Also share a picture or tag me on Instagram @thebitewithjackie, I love seeing your remakes!

Berry cheesecake icebox cake

Berry Cheesecake Icebox Cake

This no-bake dessert is perfect for summertime!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

For the berry sauce:

  • 1/3 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1/3 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch + 1 Tablespoon water

For the cake:

  • 1 box graham crackers
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 – 8oz block of cream cheese room temp
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the berry sauce – this step can be done a day in advance. In a pot, combine all the berries and the granulated sugar. Let it come to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently – about 10 minutes. The fruit will cook down and soften till you’re left with a somewhat thin sauce. Add in the lemon zest and juice. Mix the corn starch and water together to form a slurry, add it in to the berry mixture and cook for an additional minute. Turn off the heat and let the berry mixture cool completely before moving to the next step – place in the fridge to speed up the process. If making this advance, store in the fridge.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the room temperature cream cheese and whip using a whisk, hand mixer or stand mixer until smooth. Add in the cold heavy cream and begin whipping to form stiff peaks. Once halfway there, use a spatula to help combine the cream cheese to the whipped cream, then add in the powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste or extract. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a 9×13 baking dish, place a thin layer of the whipped cream to cover the bottom of the dish and cover the entire base with a layer of graham crackers – cutting the crackers into smaller pieces to fit as needed. Add 1/3 of the whipped cream on top carefully to not disturb the graham crackers, then add a layer of the berry sauce followed by some of the fresh berries. Repeat again starting with the graham crackers until you reach the top of the dish, ending with the fresh berries on top – 3 layers. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cut into desired pieces and serve with some crush graham crackers on top (optional). Enjoy!
Keyword Berry dessert, Icebox cake, No bake dessert, Summer dessert

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Easy & super good! Next time as a personal preference, I will do only two layers of graham crackers for a more fluffy texture. Will definitely be making again.

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