I am told we had Ice Box cake growing up. It consisted of Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers Cookies covered in whipped cream and chilled in the refrigerator. Apparently not just my immediate family had this dish, but my extended family, too.
When I posted a picture of my Ice Box Cake on my Facebook page I was readily informed of this fact. Two of my cousins and my sister confirmed that somehow I missed this part of my childhood:
I am actually not sure exactly where I learned about Ice Box Cake but when the nice folks at So Delicious sent me some of their new CocoWhip to try that was the first thing I thought about making.
I believe the traditional way to make this is how my cousin Angela describes above- to layer the cookies and whip into the shape of a log, cover with whipped cream and then once chilled slice on the diagonal. I did mine in small stacks of four or five cookies alternating cookies and CocoWhip and then covering them in the CocoWhip.
I thought this was delicious; especially for a cake with a scant two ingredients.
Ice Box Cake
Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
So Delicious CocoWhip
Layer the cookies and whip in a vertical stack of your desired size or create a horizontal log shaped row alternating the layers of cookies and whip. Cover the stack or row entirely with CocoWhip. Cover and refrigerate overnight.