Tropical Paradise Ice Box Cake

Tropical Paradise Ice Box Cake

Enjoy a refreshing taste of the tropics with this fruit-filled dessert recipe. Made with pineapple, cherries and coconut, this Tropical Paradise Ice Box Cake is bursting with sweet flavors that remind you of sun and summer fun. This is one of those no bake dessert recipes that you can make well in advance (up to 2 weeks ahead of time) and serve whenever you're ready to give your taste buds a nice vacation!

Chilling Time24 hr

Cooking MethodNo Bake


  • 3 cups pecans, chopped
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) box vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 10 candied cherries, chopped
  • 1/8 pound candied pineapple
  • 1/8 pound raisins, chopped (if desired)
  • wine, if desired


  1. Combined crushed wafers, coconut, chopped cherries, pecans and pineapple and place in large bowl. Mix well. Also add raisins, if desired.
  2. Melt marshmallows in top of double boiler.
  3. Add milk to melted marshmallows and mix well.
  4. Remove from heat and pour onto wafer mixture. Mix well.
  5. If desired, pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of any good sweet wine (blackberry, pear, etc.) onto wafer mixture. Mix well.
  6. When cool enough to handle, form into logs and wrap in waxed paper.
  7. Chill at least 24 hours before serving. The longer the chilling, the better.
  8. Slice into 1/2" slices and arrange on small platter. Best served cold.


Note: This recipe can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.



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