My Mother is and always has been the most important person in my life. Whenever I need something, I know she will be there for me. Now that I’m the adult, I try to help her out as much as I can. When her birthday or Mother’s Day comes around, I gather up the kids and my husband and we head over to spend some time with her. There’s nothing more valuable in life, especially after becoming a parent with a busy schedule, than time. Nobody knows that more than my very own mother.

The last year for her birthday, I wanted to take her a special treat. She doesn’t like sweets per say, but she does love fruits. So I did a quick search online and found this strawberries and cream icebox cake on Baked By An Introvert. It looked amazing.

I knew that she was going to love it. Strawberries are her top fruit, and who doesn’t love cream?? This was really easy to toss together and Mom’s eyes lit right up when she saw it. That made it worth every second I spent making it.



  • 3 lbs. fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 (8 oz.) tubs fat-free whipped topping (or use regular or light)
  • 1 (14.4 oz.) box graham crackers
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chip morsels


pan. Place 5 graham cracker sheets down the middle and break 2 more sheets into crackers to fit down the sides. Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with more whipped topping and then a layer of sliced strawberries. Repeat three times, until you have four layers of graham crackers (you may be a few crackers short on the top layer, but that’s ok). You’ll end with a layer of strawberries on top. 2. Place milk chocolate chip morsels in a plastic bag. Microwave in 10 second intervals until melted. Snip the end of the plastic bag and drizzle chocolate over top of cake …

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