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Side view of one slice of chocolate icebox cake on a blue plate with peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter cups

Chocolate Icebox Cake

This Chocolate Icebox Cake is cool, creamy and easy to make with layers of grain-free chocolate cookies, whipped coconut cream, peanut butter and chocolate chips. It's the perfect no bake summer dessert and is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo with low carb + keto options. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate icebox cake, easy no bake dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Kelly


Optional Toppings:

  • 5-6 gluten-free / grain-free chocolate cookies , chopped
  • 3-4 nut butter cups , chopped
  • sliced almonds
  • coconut chips
  • creamy cashew butter , for drizzling. Or sub any nut butter or seed butter,


  1. Make the whipped cream:  With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip chilled coconut cream until it just holds soft peaks. Add powdered sugar and whip to combine until stiff peaks hold. Set aside 1/2 cup whipped cream for topping.

    Cream cheese frosting in a glass bowl
  2. Assemble the cake: 

    Spread a thin layer of the cream mixture in an 8 x 8 pan to coat the bottom.Place a single layer of cookies across the center of the pan and then break up 1 or 2 more cookies as needed to fill in the gaps. Spread half of the cream mixture on top. Add half of the chopped nut butter cups. Top with another layer of cookies, breaking them as needed to make them fit. Spread the remaining cream mixture over the top. Add remaining chopped nut butter cups. ADD the final layer of cookies. Spread reserved cream evenly on top.

    Decorate cake: Top with more crushed grain-free cookies, chopped nut butter cups, coconut chips and sliced almonds. Drizzle with cashew butter.

    No Bake Chocolate Icebox Cake in a square glass pan
  3. Chill cake in fridge: Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the cookies have softened completely.

    Top view of a square of Chocolate Icebox Cake on a blue plate with a fork

Recipe Notes

*To make this icebox cake in a 9x13 pan, increase the amounts by 1.5

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.