5 from 2 votes
This Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Icebox Cake is the answer to every time you wished for a super easy, make ahead dessert. It's no bake, uses a few pantry staples and comes together in no time. Who says icebox cakes are just for summer?
Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Icebox Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins
 

This Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Icebox Cake is a super easy, delicious, make ahead dessert. It's no bake, uses a few pantry staples and comes together in no time. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: icebox cake, summer desserts
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1 pkg vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups milk divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pkg chocolate pudding
  • 1 box Nilla wafers (you could also use graham crackers if you want)
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whip 1 cup of whipping cream with sugar until fairly stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  2. In another medium sized bowl, cream softened cream cheese until it's smooth. Add 1 package of vanilla pudding and mix to combine. Add one cup of milk and vanilla and mix until creamy. Set aside.
  3. In another medium-sized bowl (last one, I swear!), mix chocolate pudding according to package directions (mine called for 1 cup of milk to be added to it). Set aside.
  4. Spread a thin layer of the vanilla cream cheese filling on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Top with rows of vanilla Nilla wafers. Spoon 1/2 of the vanilla cream cheese filling on top of the cookies and smooth it out.
  5. Spoon 1/2 of the chocolate pudding on top of the vanilla cream cheese and smooth.
  6. Then spoon 1/2 of the whipped cream on top of the chocolate and smooth. Repeat all steps again (except the thin bottom layer) - so Nilla wafers, vanilla cream cheese, chocolate pudding and whipped cream.*  If you're making this a day ahead of time I would wait to add the last layer of whipped cream before serving - otherwise it can get a little muddled with the chocolate pudding.

  7. Use a butter knife or a fork to mix the chocolate and whipped cream layers together on the top (optional). Refrigerate, at least 2 hours, but overnight is just fine.
  8. Enjoy! :)

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
* If you're making this a day ahead of time I would wait to add the last layer of whipped cream before serving - otherwise it can get a little muddled with the chocolate pudding.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.