This vodka ice box cake in a jar is the easiest, most delicious dessert you make. Made with chocolate wafers, vodka, and whipped cream and packaged in small mason jars for individual servings.
ice box cake
Vodka ice box cake in a jar combines all of my favorite things: Booze, ice box cake (my all-time favorite dessert), and cute jars. It’s perfection. The booze does not cook out, so this dessert is not recommended for children or those that can’t consume alcohol, but it’s not very strong at all. There’s really only a dash of vodka in the whipped cream.
I’ve mentioned before my love of ice box cake. Even over cookies. Over cupcakes and cakes and marshmallows and chocolate. Oh, it’s divine. Ice box cake is the combination of chocolate wafer cookies (sold by Nabisco) and whipped cream, left in the fridge overnight to magically turn into a delicious, cake-y texture. Here is the traditional recipe for ice box cake. This “snow globe” version of ice box cake is my favorite. I’ve also made ice box cake in a jar with Oreos and it turned out beautifully.
Some tips about this recipe:
- The recipe below is for a small batch, only four servings. You can easily double the recipe.
- Use vodka whipped cream not just for ice box cake, but for hot cocoa, to top cakes, to top sundaes.
- Make sure your bowl is clean and cold when you whip the heavy cream.
how to make vodka ice box cake in a jar
you will need:*
- 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- dash vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons vodka
- 12 Nabisco chocolate wafers
- disposable decorating bag and size 1M tip (optional)
- 4 mini mason jars (half pint)
*Find the chocolate wafers in the cookie aisle of the supermarket. In place of the decorating bag and tip, you can also use a spoon or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped.
what to do:
In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the wire whip (or in a large bowl with a hand mixer), pour the whipping cream. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. Blend in the sugar, extract, and 1 tablespoon of vodka. Taste the whipped cream and add a bit more vodka if desired. Prepare the decorating bag with tip (if using), and spoon the whipped cream into the decorating bag. It may not all fit in the decorating bag at once. Close with a rubber band.
Pipe a dot at the bottom of a mason jar. Place a chocolate wafer (you will have to break the wafer in half). Pipe to cover the wafer with whipped cream. Place a second wafer on top. Pipe to cover with whipped cream. Top with a third wafer. Pipe one last layer of whipped cream. Repeat with the other jars.
Refrigerate overnight! Recipe may be doubled.