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Strawberry Graham Cracker Icebox Cake

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Sweet layers of graham crackers, cheesecake pudding, whipped topping and strawberries make up this no bake strawberry graham cracker icebox cake.

layered graham cracker cake with pudding and strawberries
Strawberry Icebox image by Sarah Alvord

Strawberry icebox cake is one of those simple desserts that you need in your back pocket for family gatherings, neighborhood potlucks, or a quick sweet treat.

You are going to love this recipe because it is like a delicious slice of cheesecake without all the work, it feeds a crowd and is inexpensive and easy to make.

The first time I made this recipe for my family I just sat back and listened to all the ‘yums’ that came out of everyone’s mouths as they tasted this strawberry dessert for the first time.

What You Will Need:

This is what you will need to add to your grocery list to make this strawberry cream cheese icebox cake recipe:

  • 3, 3.4-ounce boxes of instant pudding cheesecake mix
  • 4 cups cold milk- at least 1% milk, not skim milk
  • 8 ounce whipped topping
  • 16 ounces of graham crackers
  • 4 cups strawberries

How to Level Up This Recipe

While this is a perfectly delicious recipe if made as directed, you can easily add more to it if you want to switch it up. Some ideas are:

  1. Make it a red, white, and blue graham cracker cake by adding in some blueberries. This would be perfect for a Fourth of July party.
  2. Freeze it! It tastes like ice cream with graham crackers in it!!
  3. Assemble it in a trifle dish to make it appear just a little more fancy!
layered cake with graham crackers, pudding and strawberries

Making Ahead and Storage

This recipe can be made at least a day in advance of when you will be serving it. Any longer and the graham crackers get soggy and the strawberries will start weeping juice.

Store this icebox graham cracker cake in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. This can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Other Icebox Cakes to Try:

Banana Pudding Dessert– layers of Golden Oreo cookie crust, sweet cream cheese, fresh bananas, and whipped topping
Chocolate Eclair Cake– Eclair cake is layers of graham crackers, instant vanilla pudding and chocolate frosting

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

Sweet layers of graham crackers, cheesecake pudding, whipped topping and strawberries make up this no bake strawberry graham cracker icebox cake.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Chill Time3 hours
Servings: 12
Calories: 268kcal


  • 3 3.4 ounce boxes Instant pudding cheesecake mix
  • 4 cups cold milk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 16 ounces graham crackers
  • 4 cups strawberries washed and sliced


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and cold milk. Mix until well combined. Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Place a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Spread a layer of cheesecake pudding over the crackers. Sprinkle on sliced strawberries.
  • Place another layer of crackers on top, then pudding and strawberries.
  • Add the last layer of crackers, pudding and strawberries. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours until set.


  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate of the ingredients used
  • Store any leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: Cake, Dessert
Keyword: Strawberry Graham Cracker Cake
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