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Eggnog Icebox Cake

Eggnog Icebox Cake is THE easy Holiday dessert you’ve been looking for! With layers of Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes and eggnog whipped cream, it is sure to be a hit this Holiday season.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread. I am grateful for my sponsors as they allow me to bring you free delicious content every week. As always, all opinions are my own.

Icebox cakes are pretty common in the summer when it’s just too hot to cook. But guess what,  having a dessert that you don’t have to cook during the busy holiday season is also a win in my book! It’s even better when the dessert is as easy and festive as this Eggnog Icebox Cake.

Overhead photo festive eggnog icebox cake

When you’re making an icebox cake there are two main ingredients: The cookies and the whipped cream.

For this recipe, you’ll make your own eggnog whipped cream and the cookies are Walkers Shortbread. Now, if you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying Walkers Shortbread let me tell you, these cookies are buttery perfection. They are made with only four simple ingredients: wheat flour, butter, sugar and salt. They are light and not too sweet and work perfectly as the. “cake” layer in this cake.

Overhead photo of walkers shortbread cookie box.

The best thing about icebox cakes is that while the cookies are sandwiched between layers of whipped cream they get soft and cake like. All this happens without you needing to turn on the oven! How awesome is that?? Let’s get started!

Cookies layered on top of whipped cream.

What ingredients do you need?

WALKERS SHORTBREAD FESTIVE SHAPES: Not only does the buttery cookie goodness pair nicely with the sweetness of the eggnog whipped cream but these cookies are also in festive holiday shapes. You’ll find a Santa, Christmas trees, a star and bell.

HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM: Keep this cold, it will whip better that way.

Whipped cream on top of cookies.

POWDERED SUGAR: This helps sweeten the whipped cream. Powdered sugar is preferred to granulated sugar when making whipped cream because the cornstarch in it helps stabilize the whipped cream.

NUTMEG: A classic eggnog spice. You could omit this if you like and just use the eggnog but I like the extra flavor that it adds.

EGGNOG: Use your favorite brand!

Step by Step Photos and Instructions:

As I mentioned before one of my favorite things about this dessert is that it is SO easy to make. Let me show you just how easy it is!

Step by step photos for icebox cake.
STEP #1: In a large bowl whip cold cream until stiff peaks form. This will take a few minutes.

DES’ TIP: When making whipped cream keep everything cold. I stick the bowl and the beaters in the freezer for a few minutes before I start.

STEP #2: Whip in powdered sugar and nutmeg. Just until combined.

STEP #3: Whip in eggnog. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form again.

STEP #4: Spread a small amount of the eggnog whipped cream into the bottom of a 9” springform pan. Top with about 10 Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes. Repeat layers 2 more times ending with a layer of whipped cream on top.

STEP #5: Cover and chill overnight.

STEP# 6: Remove from refrigerator. Sprinkle with sprinkles, cut into pieces (or use a spoon to scoop). Serve immediately.

Slice of eggnog icebox cake with Christmas sprinkles.

DES’ TIP: I recommend waiting until just before serving to add the sprinkles because the colors can bleed into the whipped cream the longer that it sets.

A forkful of icebox cake.
As you can see this dessert is easy and festive. It’s luscious and decadent, everything a holiday dessert should be! I’m sure your family will love it just as much as mine! The nice people at Walkers Shortbread have offered my readers a 15% off promo code (DEK15HOLIDAY) for you to use this holiday season. Follow this link to order yours today. 

If you loved this Eggnog Icebox Cake, you’ll love these other recipes featuring eggnog: 

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars 

Peppermint Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Eggnog Mudslides from Lemon Tree Dwelling

I’ve got you covered with more festive holiday treats and recipes too! 

3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

Gingersnap Skillet Cookie

Cinnamon Christmas Popcorn

Christmas Blondies

Eggnog Icebox Cake Recipe

Serves 8 Prep Time:
5 based on 2 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup eggnog
  • 2 ½ - 3 boxes Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes (about 30 cookies)

Instructions

1

Using a chilled bowl and beaters, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

2

Beat in powdered sugar and nutmeg just until combined.

3

Beat in eggnog until stiff peaks form.

4

Spread a small amount of the eggnog whipped cream into the bottom of a 9” springform pan. Top with about 10 Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes. Repeat layers 2 more times ending with a layer of whipped cream on top.

5

Cover and chill overnight.

6

Remove from refrigerator. Sprinkle with sprinkles, cut into pieces (or use a spoon to scoop). Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 728 , Total Fat: 46.7g , Saturated Fat: 26.7g , Cholesterol: 149mg , Sodium: 343mg , Carbohydrates: 75.3g , Fiber: 1.9g , Sugar: 31.9g , Protein: 9g

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  • Reply
    Jodie Kammerer
    November 18, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I’ve always wanted to know how to make an icebox cake! This is on my list to make this year for sure! Looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Peabody Jennifer Johanson
    November 18, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Looks fun and easy. And who doesn’t love Walker’s Shortbread?

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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