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Grandma's Icebox Cake

My grandma's staple summer dessert - icebox cake with simple layers of graham crackers and vanilla pudding, topped with Cool Whip and graham cracker crumbs.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Refridgeration time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 338 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 10.2 ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 6 cups milk
  • 14.4 ounce box¬†graham crackers (approximately)
  • 8 ounce container Cool Whip
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  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix with the milk for 2 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan with graham crackers (you may need to use halves or quarters to fill in spots).
  3. Spread half of the pudding over the layer of graham crackers. Add another layer of graham crackers on top of the pudding, then spread with the remaining pudding. Top with a final layer of graham crackers and spread the Cool Whip evenly over top. Crush 1 graham cracker into crumbs and sprinkle over the Cool Whip.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until cold and set, about 3 hours, or overnight. Leftovers should be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Grandma's Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Potassium 246mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Calcium 18.6%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.