One of my family's favorite desserts was the Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake. I remember my mother sitting at the kitchen table meticulously frosting each wafer with Cool Whip before connecting it to another wafer. Then, like a bricklayer she frosted the next wafer and placed it in the line of wafers forming on the plate. And so it went until all the wafers were connected forming a log shape. Then she smothered the entire log with the rest of the Cool Whip. Into the fridge it went until after dinner. When she sliced through the layers of wafers which had softened just enough, and placed a thick slice on our plates. The moist, chocolatey dessert melted in our mouths.
I got to thinking about that dessert from long ago and did a little research on the Internet. Turns out the recipe is easy enough to find and there were some interesting design options to be discovered as well.
Alice Q. Foodie layered her cake vertically and left some of the wafers exposed. It looks like a chocolate cloud.
So I started thinking about how I could improve on this classic dessert. I couldn't find anyone who had done what I was thinking so here goes. A simple and easy to do modification on my mother's way of creating the Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake.
Chocolate Lovers Wafer Icebox Cake
2 packages of Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
1-2 pints of real whipping cream (depends on how grand your design plan)
1 bottle of Hershey's chocolate syrup
Chill your mixing bowl and beaters. Pour whipping cream into chilled bowl and whip at high speed until it begins to peak. Slowly squirt the chocolate syrup into the bowl and continue beating until you have a soft peaks.
Use the chocolate whipped cream to create your icebox cake in the design of your choice, either the log shape usually found on the wafer box, Alice Q. Foods vertical design or one of your own creation.
Chill in the fridge overnight. Serve on chilled plates. Garnish with chocolate shavings, mint leaf, squirt a chocolate design over the serving with the chocolate syrup, maybe a strategically placed few fresh raspberries! Yum!
Options: Try adding some mint flavoring into the chocolate whipped cream to get a chocolate mint flavored whipped cream. Do some Internet research! There are a lots of variations that sound interesting.
I know, I know, it isn't exactly "good" for you. And it isn't exactly gourmet. Who said everything has to be made completely from scratch. Ah, the memories it will bring back for many and with my easy to do twists it will not only bring back those memories for your company, but it will also look much more gourmet than the way your mom probably served it. Bon appetit!