Pineapple Icebox Cake

Pineapple Icebox CakeI have been in a pineapple mood lately. Maybe it is the summer heat sending me tropical thoughts. In any case, this is a wonderful retro dessert for these hot summer days. It isn’t your average pineapple upside down cake, instead it is more like a frozen banana pudding.

Note: there is an error on the card and it should say add pineapple and lemon juice, not add pineapple juice and lemon juice.

Pineapple Icebox Cake

3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1 can or 2 cups crushed pineapple, drained
1 package vanilla wafers
2 teaspoons bottled lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream

Beat yolks with sugar until mixture is smooth and thick. Add pineapple and bottled lemon juice. Cook over hot water, stirring constantly until thick enough to coat the spoon. Remove from heat and cool.

Beat egg whites until they stand in peaks. Whip the cream until it also holds a shape. Then gently mix or fold egg whites and beaten cream into thepinapple mixture.

Put crushed vanilla wafers in bottom of quart-sized refrigerator tray and spoon pineapple mixture on top. Freeze until fir, about 5 hours. Cut in thick slices to serve 8.


  1. That looks so good to me. I love pineapple pudding made like banana pudding, but this looks even better.

  2. I say anything with heavy cream has got to be wonderful!! I’m going to give this a try later this week…

  3. This sounds outstanding, and oh-so-tasty! I am a big fan of retro food, and was happy to discover your blog. And, it seems that pineapples are certainly in season this week!

  4. I’ve never made anything even close to this. It sounds so yummy. The directions seem easy enough. I think I’ll give it a go!

  5. You know, I have never made pineapple pudding. I should try it.

  6. Welcome T.W. Yes, it certainly does. Your pineapple upside down cake looks far prettier than mine ever turns out. I always wanted my mother to make hers with the rings and cherries but she wouldn’t. Then when I got my own kitchen, I tried it a few times and then went back to my mother’s recipe with the chunks of pineapple. (which is never pretty but tastes good and slices well.) Still, I always wish for mine to turn out like yours.

  7. Give it a try Kim. Maybe not on a day when you have a herd of elephants going to bed over your head though. 🙂

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