Get ready to feel like a kid again! This chocolate-y dessert tastes just like the one grandma used to make and is perfect for the summer season, so get ready to serve up plenty of nostalgia with each and every delicious slice this season.
This recipe comes from Mindee’s Cooking Obsession and was inspired by Mindee’s Grandma Carole. Mindee writes that her grandmother “may not have cooked or baked much, but the things that she did make are filled with some very sweet memories.” We think most families can relate to that.
Not only is this recipe appealing because of the happy memories it’ll bring up, but it’s also super easy to make. Aside from having to bake the crust, this recipe requires no time in the oven and can be placed in the refrigerator until it’s chilled, which means it’s the perfect make-ahead dessert for your next summer barbecue, pool party or family reunion.
After making the crust — which bakes for about 15 minutes — and allowing it to cool, you just add in the various cream cheese-y and chocolate-y layers, cover it up and refrigerate it for four hours. Then, before serving, top it with an entire layer of Cool Whip and add chocolate shavings for garnish.
If you’re looking for a chocolate-y ice box cake-style dessert that doesn’t require any baking at all, you can try this recipe from The Kitchen Magpie. Chocolate wafer cookies and layers of a sugary Cool Whip mixture are all you need to compile this decadent dessert. To help it maintain its shape, make sure you allow it to chill overnight in the refrigerator.
When it’s ready to eat, it’ll look like it took you hours to make, even though the exact opposite is true:
For a super summery take on this dessert, you could also let summer berries provide the added flavor instead of chocolate. This recipe from Cakes Cottage calls for layers of graham crackers to be nestled between Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries and blueberries for one tasty dessert you won’t want to wait to eat:
Whether you’re continuing grandma’s tradition or starting your own, you can’t go wrong with any of these recipes. So serve chilled and enjoy, all summer long!