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No-Bake Mocha Icebox Cake

No-Bake Mocha Icebox Cake

This delightful, easy to make and No-Bake Mocha Icebox Cake recipe is absolutely delicious! Made with Oreo cookie crust, this dream dessert is layered with a mocha cheesecake and a chocolate pudding, all topped off with Cool Whip and chopped pecans for garnish.

I love making desserts all year long. You probably already knew that about me! Summer is no exception. A fresh, summer dessert just can’t be beat. Yet, cooking in the summer is a little different in my house. I try not to use the oven much as it makes the whole kitchen so hot. I also try to use ingredients that are in season or those that are delicious served cold. A cool refreshing dessert is something that we all need at the end of a hot summer’s day!

no-bake mocha icebox cake recipe

Lately, my kids have been obsessed with Oreos. Anything Oreo flavored is sure to be a hit. I am personally a huge fan of ice box cakes. They are an amazing frozen treat that I make all summer long. So I thought, why not combine the two household loves and make an icebox cake that uses Oreo cookies! It sounds like a total summer hit. And so my No-Bake Mocha Icebox Cake was born.

But, what is an icebox cake? You may ask.

no-bake mocha icebox cake

Icebox cakes are a no bake layer cake that are served frozen. You can call an ice box cake a lush dessert, a chocolate lasagna, or even a dream dessert. No matter the name, it sure is delicious!

Ingredients for Mocha Icebox Cake

So, what do you need to make my amazing no bake mocha icebox cake?

chocolate mocha icebox cake

Here are the ingredients needed to make my chocolate mocha icebox cake:

  • brewed coffee- I use The Original Donut Shop (TODS) k-cups with my Keurig to make the perfect fresh coffee
  • Oreos- Classic Oreos will work perfectly
  • butter- Make sure it is ice and soft
  • powdered sugar- The main sweetener of the cake
  • cream cheese- Make sure this is soft, too, to prevent lumps in the batter
  • Cool Whip- This will give the cake a light, fluffy texture
  • milk- Any kind of milk will work. I like whole milk but nut milks will work too. This is used to make the pudding
  • instant chocolate pudding- The richer the chocolate pudding, the better!
  • chopped pecans- These are optional but I love the added nut crunch.

You probably have a lot of those ingredients on hand already! Why not give this recipe a try right away?

How to Make No-Bake Mocha Ice Box Cake

Putting together my mocha chocolate icebox cake is very easy. Just a few quick steps and you will have the cake in the freezer, setting up for dessert time later in the day.

Here’s what you need to do:

no-bake mocha icebox cake recipe

1. Blend the Oreos into crumbs using a food processor or blender.

how to make no bake icebox cake

2. Mix the cookie crumbs with the butter to make the cake crust. Press the Oreo mix into the bottom of a greased baking pan, making a thin cookie crust.

chocolate mocha icebox cake

3. Blend the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and cooled, brewed coffee until smooth.

no-bake mocha icebox cake

4. Mix in a cup of the Cool Whip topping then spread the coffee, cream cheese mix over the Oreo crust, making the coffee layer of the icebox cake.

mocha icebox cake

5. Whisk the milk and pudding mix together to make chocolate pudding. Pour the pudding over the coffee layer in the cake pan.

no-bake mocha icebox cake recipe

6. Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the chocolate pudding and sprinkle with pecans.

7. Let the cake chill in the freezer for at least 4 hours then slice and serve!

Seems pretty easy, right? All you really need to do is layer each component of the cake into the pan and freeze! All those tasty layers makes it clear why icebox cakes are often called dream desserts. This is definitely a summer dessert that I can dream about!

Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate Mocha Icebox Cake

no-bake mocha icebox cake

Here are a few quick tips and tricks that I want to share before you start putting together this tasty mocha chocolate icebox cake recipe. Hopefully these will help you dessert come out perfectly!

  • Make sure the cream cheese is very soft. Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together first then slowly stream in the coffee. This will really help prevent lumps.
  • If you have the time, place the icebox cake in the freezer for an hour in between layers. That means spread the mocha layer in the pan and freeze. Add the pudding layer and then freeze. This will help keep the layers defined and make it easier to spread each layer of filling on top of the last.
  • I use my Keurig to make fresh coffee just for this recipe. However, you can use day old coffee or even espresso for a stronger flavor. Use decaf coffee if needed.
  • Try using white chocolate pudding for a brighter dessert
  • Graham cracker crumbs will also work for the crust if you want less chocolate.

My no bake mocha icebox cake is perfect for summer parties or just to serve your family as a special treat. My kids definitely went crazy for the Oreo crust and ice cream-like mocha filling. Give this icebox cake recipe a try and let me know what you think. I hope it becomes one of your favorite easy, no-oven-required desserts this summer! Enjoy.

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No-Bake Mocha Icebox Cake


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minute
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Description

You’ll love this heavenly No-Bake Mocha Icebox Cake recipe! It’s so delicious, quick and easy to make and best of all, no baking is required!


Ingredients

Scale

¼ cup brewed coffee

20 Oreo cookies

3 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

¼ cup powdered sugar

8 oz. tub cream cheese, softened

1 container of Cool Whip, divided

1 cup milk

1 box instant chocolate pudding mix

⅓ cup chopped pecans


Instructions

 

  1. Place the Oreos into a blender or food processor, and pulse until they are crumbs. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs and the butter with the tines of a fork until well combined. 
  3. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a well greased 9×9 baking dish to form a crust. 
  4. In a mixing bowl, blend together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and brewed coffee until smooth. 
  5. Mix in 1 cup of the Cool Whip topping, and spread the mixture over the crust in the baking dish. 
  6. In a bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and 1 cup of milk until thickened. 
  7. Spread the pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer in the baking dish. 
  8. Smooth the remaining Cool Whip on top of the chocolate pudding layer, and sprinkle the pecans on top. 
  9. Chill for at least 4 hours before slicing to serve.

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no-bake mocha icebox cake

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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39 Comments

  1. 08/24/2021 / 11:16 am

    Yey! Finally a recipe i can possibly make. Our over is no longer working and this is something i can try. I am a big fan of Oreos so this will suit my taste buds perfectly and it seems very easy to prepare.. Thank you for sharing

  2. 08/12/2021 / 10:19 am

    This mocha icebox cake looks so good! I bet they taste amazing and I will try it soon!

  3. 08/09/2021 / 3:09 am

    This No-bake mocha icebox cake looks delicious I need a slice.

  4. 08/08/2021 / 5:31 pm

    Ohh now this sounds like a delicious icebox cake, I love that it is no bake as well – I’m banned from being near hot things.

  5. 08/08/2021 / 5:27 pm

    Yummy 😋this looks too good. I had an ice cake recently and it was absolutely delicious.

  6. 08/08/2021 / 12:08 pm

    Yum. I think this looks really good. Especially in summer!

  7. Shilpa bindlish
    08/08/2021 / 1:15 am

    Wow. No bake cake is an interesting idea. Flavour seems great too. Will try.

  8. 08/07/2021 / 8:30 pm

    What a neat idea for a cake. I’ve never heard of an icebox cake and it sounds delicious and easy to make. Love the idea for having no-bake desserts in the summer.

  9. Catalina
    08/07/2021 / 12:18 pm

    This icebox cake looks so inviting, especially during these hot summer days! And it’s a flavor that everyone will love!

  10. Rosey
    08/07/2021 / 3:46 am

    I do love a no bake cake. Especially true when it’s hot outside, which it still is…

  11. 08/07/2021 / 2:43 am

    Yummy, Your recipe is so easy to follow. I can’t wait to try.

  12. 08/07/2021 / 12:23 am

    Looks both rich and yummy. Love that it’s no bake!

  13. 08/07/2021 / 12:08 am

    Baking will be my new hobby. And this will be my first recipe to try. Thanks for sharing

  14. 08/07/2021 / 12:07 am

    I love desserts. Your recipe is so easy to follow. I will definitely try this

  15. 08/07/2021 / 12:06 am

    I have actually tried making Mocha cake but your is so much better

  16. Alexis
    08/07/2021 / 12:02 am

    My kids all loved this after dinner tonight. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  17. Ashley t
    08/06/2021 / 10:01 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious and i love that its simple to make. My hubby and daughter would love this.

  18. 08/06/2021 / 9:19 pm

    I love this No-Bake Mocha Icebox Cake! So yummy! I hope I can make one soon. So delish!

  19. Rachel
    08/06/2021 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve actually made a lot of ice box cakes in the past but never mocha! I am going to try this for sure!

  20. Stephanie
    08/06/2021 / 7:27 pm

    This is a great idea! I’ll have to try out! We love Oreos!

  21. 08/06/2021 / 7:15 pm

    For someone like me who’s so fond of mocha, this is another great recipe to try !

  22. 08/06/2021 / 5:51 pm

    Looks so yummy…I am sure my family will love this…Thanks for sharing…Now I know what I will be trying this weekend!

  23. 08/06/2021 / 5:34 pm

    I just shared this with my sister and she was excited to try this out. Well, I guess it will be the two of us who will be making this mocha icebox cake.

  24. Kita Bryant
    08/06/2021 / 5:21 pm

    Wow this turned out so incredibly. I would really like to try this cake.

  25. 08/06/2021 / 4:49 pm

    Yes, I will bake right away. The ingredients are easy to buy and the steps are pretty simpl;e.

  26. 08/06/2021 / 3:47 pm

    What a lovely dessert plus it’s so easy! I get nervous when I hear the word “bake.”

  27. Samantha
    08/06/2021 / 3:13 pm

    Yum, I love coffee flavored desserts and this one sounds great.

  28. 08/06/2021 / 2:56 pm

    My husband loves icebox cakes! His sister makes them all the time!

  29. 08/06/2021 / 2:36 pm

    Ohh this looks so delicious! I have some Oreos here but I guess I need to buy the other recipes so I can try to make this! I hope it would be the same result.

  30. 08/06/2021 / 2:21 pm

    Such delicious desserts to make for my family today. I am sure they will love it. Yum!

  31. 08/06/2021 / 2:11 pm

    You had me a Mocha. I love icebox cakes and pies. Thanks for sharing and pinning for later.

  32. 08/06/2021 / 1:59 pm

    I made this recipe before from another blogger but it didn’t contain as many cookies. I wonder if that had anything to do with the sweetness. I enjoyed the other one but I will definitely try to make this and see if it changes the taste at all.

  33. Monica Simpson
    08/06/2021 / 1:57 pm

    I love when desserts don’t require baking! I need to try this. My kids would have fun helping.

  34. Scarlett Brooklyn
    08/06/2021 / 5:10 am

    This is so simple. I can’t wait to try this easy but delicious recipe!

  35. 08/06/2021 / 5:04 am

    The cake looks delicious. Icebox cakes are kinda cool, especially since they are relatively easy.

  36. Richelle Escat
    08/06/2021 / 3:10 am

    I love no bake cakes like this, thanks for sharing your recipe!

  37. 08/06/2021 / 12:58 am

    yum! looks so delicious. thank you for sharing this recipe. so easy for me to make. printing this.

  38. Amber Myers
    08/05/2021 / 9:51 pm

    Ooo I love easy desserts. I will have to make this one for sure.

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