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Frozen Strawberry Dessert

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 -20 servings
Author A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 1 Pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz cream cheese- room temperature regular sets up better than light
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla or strawberry ice cream
  • 1 - 14 oz box graham crackers I like Nabisco Honey Maid brand
  • 2 lbs sliced or chopped strawberries drained well and divided


  1. In bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl, whip the cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar until cream is stiff. Scrape into a separate bowl, set aside.
  2. Using the same bowl, beat room temperature cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla on low until powdered sugar is mixed into cream cheese and vanilla and is smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Fold whipped cream mixture into cream cheese mixture. Set in refrigerator until ready to assemble.
  4. When ready to assemble dessert, Spread about 3 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture in bottom of 9x13 pan.
  5. Add one layer of graham crackers, in a single layer over thin bottomcream cheese layer.
  6. Scoop vanilla ice cream onto graham crackers, let sit until softened slightly and barely able to spread. Do not let melt! Spread the ice cream over the graham crackers with a spatula when softened to smooth out the scoops.
  7. Add a layer of sliced chopped strawberries
  8. Add layer of graham crackers on top of strawberries.
  9. Spread the remaining cream cheese layer over the berries.
  10. Spread the remaining strawberries (1 lb) on top.
  11. Let sit for at least 6 hours before serving.
  12. Just before serving, sprinkle 2-3 crushed graham crackers over top of dessert if desired, dust with powdered sugar. See recipe notes for simplified layers!

Recipe Notes

-If you don't like frozen chunks of strawberries you may chop the berries into smaller pieces.
-Make sure to drain the berries well to insure the juice form the berries does not bleed onto the ice cream or cream cheese layers.
-This dessert must be stored in freezer because of the ice cream layer!
-The layers of the dessert are as follows:
thin layer of cream cheese mixture
graham crackers
ice cream
1/2 strawberries
graham crackers
cream cheese layer
remaining strawberries
crushed graham crackers
powdered sugar