Have you heard of Icebox cake? Its a saviour for those who don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen and yet want to give a homemade dessert to family or guests. Not only is it easy to bake but can be served in the most attractive way.
I made this cake for our Indore cookbook club event whose theme was mango.
If you like mangoes and wanted to try different recipes using it then have to look at my collection of mango recipes.
2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 can condensed milk (or 1 cup icing sugar)
30 tea biscuits (like Rich tea, Marie)
- Whip the cream till soft peaks form and add the condensed milk. Mix well and whisk again for a minute.
- Later add 1/2 cup of fresh mango pulp and mix well. Peel and cut mangoes in slices and set aside.
- Line a square tin with greaseproof paper at the bottom and on sides.
- First layering: Lay a layer of biscuits at the bottom of the tin. Make sure there are no gaps left. For any gaps left, cut biscuits and lay in between.
- Next goes the whipped cream mixture. Spread 1/3 of mixture evenly. Last goes layer of mango slices.
- Second layering: starting from biscuits– cream–mangoes…follow the same procedure as above to form the second batch. Third layering: start with biscuits—cream—mangoes….
- Here the mangoes slices layer will be the face of dessert so we need to arrange it in a decorative manner.
- finishing with a rose of mango at the top.
- Cover the tin with wrapping paper and refrigerate whole night. Remember to refrigerate (chill) and NOT FREEZE.
- When ready to serve cut in desired size and shape slices and serve. The mango slices itself act as a garnish but one can still use golden leaf/sprinkles/ mangoes roses etc.
- Instead of biscuits, one can use graham crackers, wafers, Italian style ladyfingers, Oreo cookies, etc
- Instead of whipped cream, one can use a combination of custard / ready pudding and whipped cream.
- The condensed milk can be substituted with icing sugar and still it works fine.
- Mangoes can be substituted with chocolate spread, other fruits like peaches strawberries, persimmons, kiwis etc.