For me, Summer is a time for indulgence. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the delicious desserts of the season and get off track. But fret not, for I have created a heavenly dessert that won’t hinder your WW journey. Join me in savoring the exquisite flavors of my Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake – a simple treat to beat the summer heat!
Making Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake
The foundation of this delectable dessert is as simple as it is brilliant. Instead of a traditional crust, I opted for a healthier alternative that’s still tasty – graham crackers. These layers are then dressed with a creamy, dreamy cheesecake filling infused with chunks of fresh strawberries and nilla wafer chunks. Can you say summer vibes?
Speaking of strawberries, I must emphasize the importance of using only the finest, in-season strawberries. Their natural sweetness and slightly tart flavor adds just the right umph to this cake.
Making this cake couldn’t be simpler. You’ll mix up your filling, chop your strawberries, and then layer graham crackers with the filling, alternating as you go. Lastly, top it off with cool whip to give it that extra creamy finish. Then, let sit in the fridge to set up and soften. In about 4 hours, you’ve got a perfect no-bake treat that’s perfect for simple summer nights or BBQs and gatherings.
Now, here’s the icing on the cake (pun intended) – this Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake is an absolute win for Weight Watchers. Each slice is 4 points, making it a guilt-free dessert that fits seamlessly into your summer wellness goals.
Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake
- Mixing Bowl
- 9×5 Loaf Pan
- 8 low fat graham crackers
- 1 package sugar free instant cheesecake pudding mix 1 oz
- 1 3/4 cups fat free milk
- 8 strawberries sliced thin lengthwise
- 8 nilla wafers crushed
- 1 cup fat free Cool Whip
- Combine milk and pudding mix and whip for 2 minutes, until solid. Fold in 1/2 of the cool whip and set aside.
- Break up your graham crackers and start with a layer of graham cracker as the base of your icebox cake. Layer on about 1/3 of the pudding mixture, top with some strawberry slices, as well as two crushed Nilla wafers. Repeat this two more times, until you’ve used all of your filling ingredients. Top with 1/2 cup of cool whip, crush two Nilla wafers on top, and if desired, add some crushed dried strawberries or chopped fresh ones.
- Let sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours, ideally 6+, to allow the graham cracker to soften. Slice into 8 servings and enjoy!