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No-Bake 4th of July Icebox Cake – American Flag

This easy 4th of July Icebox Cake is so fun and festive! If you are looking for the perfect patriotic dessert to wow your family and friends, you have come to the right place. This no-bake treat is incredibly simple to make and will bring a smile to everyone’s face!

4th of July Icebox Cake

Easy Red, White, and Blue Icebox Cake

This delicious dessert looks impressive but is so easy to make.

No bake 4th of July Dessert - patriotic icebox cake.

In this classic icebox cake, layers of graham crackers and a sweet, creamy filling are made to look like the United States flag. Complete with red and white stripes and topped with blue frosting, it’s an easy patriotic dessert that will be a hit with your friends and family. 

The perfect treat to beat the summer heat at your next Fourth of July celebration or Memorial Day backyard BBQ.

Made with instant pudding mix, Cool Whip, Graham Crackers, and frosting, everyone will be asking for this no bake recipe to make this old fashioned icebox cake

Ingredients: 

  • 13 x 9 Casserole Dish (must be 3 quarts or larger)
  • 2 boxes of Graham Crackers
  • (2) 8 oz. tubes of Cool Whip
  • 2 boxes of White Chocolate or Cheesecake Instant Pudding (prepared)
  • Red Food Coloring 
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • 2 containers of White Icing
  • Patriotic Sprinkles

Step-by-Step Directions:

Prepare your pudding according to the package directions.

Next, place the pudding and Whipped Topping in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

Divide the filling evenly between two separate bowls.

Add red food coloring to one bowl and mix.

Keep adding until you achieve your desired red.

In the bottom of your 13 x 9-inch pan, lay out an even layer of Graham Crackers. It’s ok if they break. It all works out in the end. 

Pour half of your red filling on top and smooth out evenly.

Add another layer of graham crackers and pour half of your white filling on top. Smooth out evenly.

Repeat this process once more, and finish with a final layer of graham crackers on top.

Add blue food coloring to each tub of icing. About 5 drops, and stir until well combined.

Place the tubs of frosting into the microwave for 1 minute. 

Pour one and a half tubs of icing over the final layer of graham crackers and smooth out evenly. You can discard the unused frosting.

Cover the top layer with sprinkles and place in the freezer.

For best results, freeze for at least four hours or overnight. 

Serve frozen, and enjoy! Perfect for those hot summer days. 

There you have it! An easy layered 4th of July dessert that makes the perfect dish to serve at your next holiday neighborhood barbecue or summer party.

No Bake Icebox Cake Recipe FAQs

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, this dessert can be made ahead of time. Simply cover with plastic wrap and store it in the freezer until you are ready to serve.

Can I use a different type of pudding?

Yes, you can also use vanilla pudding. However, it has a yellowish color so your “white” layer will not be as white as if you use white chocolate or cheesecake. 

Can I make my own whipped cream?

Yes, you can use heavy whipping cream to make homemade whipped cream. Just be sure to chill it before you use it. 

Can I substitute something else for the Graham Crackers?

Yes, you can substitute the graham crackers with Vanilla Wafers if desired. You could even use Chocolate Wafer Cookies if you have some on hand. 

​Do I serve this at room temperature?

No, this dessert should be served frozen. Setting it on the counter for about 5 minutes before serving will make it easier to cut and serve, but you do not want to let it thaw entirely or it will become a soggy, mushy mess.

Yield: 12 servings

No-Bake 4th of July Icebox Cake Recipe (video)

No-Bake 4th of July Icebox Cake Recipe (video)

This No-Bake 4th of July Icebox Cake is the perfect way to celebrate America's birthday with friends and family. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have an unforgettable festive dessert that everyone will love! Get creative and show your patriotic spirit with this delicious cake today.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 13 x 9 Casserole Dish (must be 3 quarts or larger)
  • 2 boxes of Graham Crackers
  • (2) 8 oz. tubes of Cool Whip
  • 2 boxes of White Chocolate or Cheesecake Instant Pudding (prepared)
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • 2 containers of White Frosting
  • Patriotic Sprinkles (optional but super fun!)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your pudding according to the package directions.
  2. Next, place the pudding and Whipped Topping in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
  3. Divide the filling evenly between two separate bowls.
  4. Add red food coloring to one bowl and mix. Keep adding until you achieve your desired red.
  5. In the bottom of your 13 x 9-inch pan lay out an even layer of Graham Crackers. It's ok if they break, it all works out in the end. 
  6. Pour half of your red filling on top and smooth out evenly.
  7. Add another layer of graham crackers and pour half of your white filling on top. Smooth out evenly.
  8. Repeat this process once more, and finish with a final layer of graham crackers on top.
  9. Add blue food coloring to each tub of icing. About 5 drops, and stir until well combined.
  10. Place the tubs of frosting into the microwave for 1 minute. 
  11. Pour one and a half tubs of icing over the final layer of graham crackers and smooth out evenly. You can discard the unused frosting.
  12. Cover the top layer with sprinkles and place in the freezer.
  13. For best results, freeze for at least four hours or overnight. 

Notes

Serve frozen, and enjoy! Perfect for those hot summer days. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 597mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 19g

These calculations are an estimate based on the specific ingredients I used at home. Please do not rely on this information for diet, allergy, or nutritional decisions.

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This No-Bake 4th of July Icebox Cake is the perfect dessert to celebrate America’s birthday with friends and family. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have an unforgettable and easy dessert that everyone will love! Get creative and show your patriotic spirit with this delicious cake today. Happy 4th of July!

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