View Full Version : Strawberry Chocolate Icebox "Pie"

05-15-2014, 07:59 PM
For Mother's day this year I made Redhot a variation of something she does that she learned from her Granny. Her version is basically a death by chocolate desert using chocolate graham crackers for the crust and middle/top layers, a couple packages of Jello chocolate instant pudding, a tub of Cool Whip and a can of Chocolate frosting. This is assembled and then chilled in the freezer for serving. So, I decided to do this, but making everything from scratch save the graham cracker. Also, I wanted to use strawberries so I went in search of a strawberry pudding recipe.

Went with this one:


And doubled it. I used 2 1/2 cups of whole milk and 1 1/2 cups heavy cream instead of 2 and 2 milk and cream.

When the pudding chilled in the fridge overnight, I folded in the whipped cream, then assembled.

The whip cream was two cups heavy cream and a couple tablespoons of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

The icing was an 8 oz package of Greek yogurt cream cheese, a couple egg whites (I used pasteurized eggs since they weren't being cooked), a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 5 TBS of cocoa powder mixed with 1 TBS shortening, and in between 5 to 6 cups of confectioner's sugar gradually added in until I liked the consistency.

I'm loving my stand mixer by the way.

This was awesome! And, got the Redhot seal of approval.

Here are some pics...













If you like strawberry chocolate, you've got to try this. Let it chill for a couple hours in the freezer. If hard frozen, thaw for a little while before serving.

Thanks for looking!

05-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Oh, the strawberries on top? They were basically sitting on top of a buttload of sugar, and continued to "juice"...:rolleyes::becky:

05-15-2014, 08:12 PM
Dang Guerry, you are one of a kind! (and I mean that in a good way) :grin:
Just love everything about this dessert. Nice job!!

05-15-2014, 08:13 PM
Wow, that looks good. Know I'm ready for desert :doh: gonna have to run down to the store. Yummy

c farmer
05-15-2014, 08:20 PM

To bad most deserts have eggs in them. :doh:

05-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Have I mentioned the size of my... sweet tooth? :-D

05-15-2014, 09:25 PM

To bad most deserts have eggs in them. :doh:

There are probably substitutes in the dairy aisle, but the pasteurized eggs are safe enough for me. :thumb:

05-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Dang Guerry, you are one of a kind! (and I mean that in a good way) :grin:
Just love everything about this dessert. Nice job!!

Thanks Jeanie! Michele was very happy. Plus, you just can't go wrong with chocolate and strawberries. Oh, and I had never made pudding from scratch before. :becky:

05-15-2014, 09:50 PM
Dang Son that right there looks fantastic, I'm sure the 2X4 is in the closet for awhile, smart man you are!

05-15-2014, 09:57 PM
I think Mrs Husker would be all over that. We may have to try that.

c farmer
05-15-2014, 10:02 PM
There are probably substitutes in the dairy aisle, but the pasteurized eggs are safe enough for me. :thumb:

My 5 year old son has a severe egg allergy. My wife loves baking and making deserts but struggles with the egg thing.

Happy Hapgood
05-15-2014, 10:05 PM
Gee Thanks! Now I'm going to have to show this to LuzziAnn. Welll, may not be too bad if I do. ;D

05-15-2014, 10:07 PM
That looks great, Guerry!

05-15-2014, 10:09 PM
I shouldn't have looked at this thread. Too bad there's just so much damn sugar in that stuff because i'd get addicted to it if i ate it.

05-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Dang, G! If I'm sweet to ya, will you make me dessert?

05-15-2014, 10:16 PM
It's beautiful. Good job.

05-15-2014, 10:18 PM
That's very impressive.

05-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Just fantastic Guerry. Sounds like the perfect summer dessert and the pix are amazing - very nice!

05-15-2014, 10:30 PM
That looks pretty darn good!

Diesel Dave
05-16-2014, 06:10 AM
:shocked: It's got fruit in it so I can have it for breakfast!!!!!

Thanks Uncle G that looks afarkingmazing! :hungry: