The best 4th of July dessert! Icebox cake is an easy summer treat your friends and family will love. With a few ingredients you can make this recipe in under 20 minutes.

Red White and Blue Icebox Cake

Servings: 14
Looking for the ultimate 4th of July dessert? This Red White and Blue Icebox Cake is a simple and festive recipe for a crowd! No baking required and only a few ingredients to layer and put this icebox cake together!


  • 2 cups cold heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 7-8 full-sheet graham crackers about 1 standard sleeve


  • Line a 9x5 inch standard loaf pan with plastic wrap with overhang over the edges to easily lift the cake out of the pan.
  • Set aside.
  • Make the whipped cream first. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Be careful not to over beat.
  • Once whipped, layer the cake:Spread a few Tablespoons of whipped cream into a thin layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. This will help the bottom layer of graham crackers stick.
  • Layer graham crackers on top to make an even layer. It's okay if it's not completely covered and there are cracks.
  • Spread a approximately ¾ cup of whipped cream on top of the graham crackers.
  • Then layer 1/2 cup chopped strawberries and 1/2 a cup of blueberries, another ¾ cup whipped cream, another layer of graham crackers, ¾ cup whipped cream, another layer 1/2 cup chopped strawberries and 1/2 a cup of blueberries, ¾ cup whipped cream, graham crackers, then the rest of the whipped cream and the rest of the berries.
  • Cover the icebox cake with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  • Allow to soften at room temperature for 10-15 minutes then use a warm knife to cut into slices.
Nutrition Facts
Red White and Blue Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 50mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.