During these lazy, hazy days of summer, you want a special dessert that you do not have to spend hours in the kitchen or turn your oven on to prepare. I have just the dessert for you which has strawberries in it to boot and only calls for a few ingredients!
BERRY ICEBOX CAKE
1 ½ pounds of strawberries
1 T. granulated sugar
1 pint of whipping cream
½ cup confectioners sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate graham crackers, (3/4 of a box) whole or, one box chocolate wafer cookies
Hull and thinly slice strawberries and mix with granulated sugar and set aside. Beat whipped cream with ½ cup of confectioners sugar and vanilla extract to stiff peaks. Spread l/3 of the whipped cream mixture in an 8-inch baking dish. Top with l/3 of the graham crackers (whole) or chocolate wafer cookies. (I used chocolate graham crackers.) Spread l/3 of the sliced strawberries on the cookie/graham cracker layer; Repeat twice, ending with the whipped cream. Shave chocolate on top of the whipped cream. (I used l/2 of a chocolate Hershey bar) Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
Etc. — Enjoy your strawberries with this “different” dessert. Be prepared for compliments to come your way. It is “heavenly.” ENJOY HOMETOWN DAYS 2016 THIS WEEKEND!!!