My grandmother, much to the fury of my aunts and cousins, wins every family bake-off with her icebox cake:
1 9 oz package of Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
Add vanilla to heavy cream, whip.
Take the chocolate wafer cookies and add about 1 tbsp to the backs, kind of like you’re making an oreo. Only STACK them on their sides. Make little log of cookies and cream until you’re out of cookies. Take leftover whipped cream and frost that bad cat. Stick it in the fridge for four hours or so, then cut on the diagonal to serve. If you want, you can garnish it with cocoa powder or shaved chocolate. Mmmm.
Bonus: there will inevitably be broken cookies in your package. Clearly, you need to scoop the last vestiges of whipped cream up on them after your icebox cake is in the fridge.
Pictures of the ingredients, because the Nabisco wafer cookies can be really hard to find (they’re usually up on one of the top shelves in the cookie aisle at our supermarkets.) (Also, please to ignore the lack of backsplash behind my stove. It’s on the list of Projects to Get Done This Summer, No, Really, We Mean It This Year):
You can’t see them, but there are broken cookies inside the box that were gleefully consumed moments after this picture was taken.