NO BAKE STRAWBERRY ICE BOX CAKE

NO BAKE STRAWBERRY ICE BOX CAKE
NO BAKE STRAWBERRY ICE BOX CAKE

NO BAKE STRAWBERRY ICE BOX CAKE

INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 pounds fresh strawberries (sliced)
  2. 1 quart whipping cream (divided)
  3. 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract - optional
  6. 1 (14.4 ounce) box graham crackers
  7. 1 cup milk chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Wash and slice berries.
  2. With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip 3 1/4 cups of cream until it just holds stiff peaks.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extract (if using) and whip to combine.
  4. Cover bottom of pan with graham cracker sheets.
  5. Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with a thin layer of whipped cream, and then a single layer of sliced strawberries. Repeat the layers 2 more times. Spread the last of the whipped cream over the top and swirl it lightly with a spoon. Add a few more strawberries.
  6. To make the ganache, heat the remaining cream until bubbles form around the edges, then pour over the chocolate. Let it stand for a few minutes, then whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy.
  7. Drizzle this over the layered dessert with a spoon, or transfer to a squeeze bottle and use that to drizzle.
  8. Refrigerate for at least four hours, or until the crackers have softened completely.
  9. Garnish with additional berries.