Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake

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Decadent is the word for this chocolate chip icebox cake.  Layers of chocolate chip cookies and a mousse flavored with cocoa and a touch of Kahlua.  

Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake

Imagine tiramisu meets chocolate chip cookie, they fall in love and have the most scrumptious dessert of all time — this icebox cake.  Sound like an exaggeration?  Trust me, here folks, this is one you just have to try!  Plus, it’s no bake, and it’s hot outside.  Two more reasons … I’m just sayin’!

Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake

Don’t let it fool you … it’s not difficult to make at all.  The key is letting it chill up really well in your fridge before removing from your spring form pan before slicing.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake An Affair from the Heart

Remember about 3 weeks ago when I shared the news of my new fridge?  You guys! I am so in love with it! Who knew you could be so giddy about an appliance?!?!

If you are just joining us, I will get you up to speed on what happened to me.  Nebraska Furniture Mart, here in Omaha, Nebraska, gave me a new Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator! Can you believe it?!?!  Yea, me either.  I’m still pinching myself!

Here is a video from my facebook page that shows just a few of the super cool features!  Take a peek back at where it all started almost a month ago.

Old Fashioned Strawberry Icebox Cake

While you’re reading you can grab the recipe for this Old Fashioned Strawberry Icebox Cake I made to celebrate!

I thought I would come back and let you know a bit about how it’s been going, and share with you some of the features I truly love.

Samsung Family Hub Customizable Screen

The fridge was installed, and we began customizing the screen.  How cool is it that you can download your own photos right to the fridge either using a USB or your phone?  My daughter got that all set up, right away.  We love how you can have different albums, and set them to a slideshow.  How fun would that have been when I had that graduation party last summer?

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator

I have to admit, the weather is one of my favorite features.  I have it set to always default back to the weather.  The date, time and temperature will appear right on the front of the fridge.  I love the graphics, too! When it’s thunder storming, it actually flashes and the lightning strikes.  At night, you can see a big bright moon with the appearance of shooting stars.  Hot days, the sun is bright and looks like heat radiates off of it.  It will be cool to see the snow — although I am in no rush for that!

Samsung Family Hub App

I had a slight problem setting up the app on my phone.  (most likely operator error) — but the Samsung representative walked me right through everything and we had it working on my iPhone in no time.

Now, when I am at the store, I can see right inside the fridge!

Samsung Family Hub Kristen Bell & Dax Sheppard

By now you have probably seen the clever commercials with Kristen Bell and Dax Sheppard,  “this project is really going sideways” — and “the hen house is full.”

Samsung Family Hub Shopping List

Being able to access the cameras is super cool, but I, myself, love the shopping list.  We add to it right on the fridge, and it can be accessed from my phone anywhere.  No more paper lists to forget! What a lifesaver!  We have multiple lists going, one for the grocery store, one for Costco, even what not to forget while packing for vacation.  I can access it on my phone, and check items off as I purchase/complete them.

Samsung Family Hub Pandora App

I knew from the start that the Pandora and Tune In Radio apps would be loved.  We are a family that loves all kinds of music, and it’s always in the background when I am cooking.  Now it’s right on my fridge!

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator

I am having fun with the White Board.  I can send messages right to the fridge, because let’s face it — when kids get home, that’s usually where they head, right?


When you decide to add one of these awesome refrigerators to your kitchen — make sure you shop Nebraska Furniture Mart.  They will always give you the best price!

Let’s get you back to making that dessert now!

HyVee Thin chocolate chip cookies

When the recipe calls for thin chocolate chip cookies — this is what I mean.  I get these from the bakery at my local Hyvee.  They are big, like 5 inches in diameter, and thin and crispy.  This recipe used just shy of two dozen, but if you are using a smaller cookie, you will need more.  I know they sell thin chocolate chip cookies at Trader Joe’s also.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake Prep

Layer all of that yumminess up in a 9 inch Spring Form Pan

Cover with plastic wrap and place in your refrigerator to chill overnight.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake

Thank you, to my friend, Betsy, for this amazing dessert recipe!

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake

Decadent is the word for this chocolate chip icebox cake. Layers of chocolate chip cookies and a mousse flavored with cocoa and a touch of Kahlua.
Prep Time25 minutes
Additional Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 25 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mocha Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 2 dozen thin chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 1/2 8 ounce containers mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup shaved dark chocolate curls for garnish


  • In your mixer bowl, using the whisk attachment, combine the mascarpone, cream, sugar, Kahlua, vanilla, cocoa and espresso powder, slowly. As mixture begins to thicken, increase whipping speed, whipping until stiff peaks form.
  • Assembling the Cake: Cover the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan with cookies, breaking them to cover completely. Divide mousse into 5 parts. Top with 1/5 of the mousse. Repeat cookie layer, then mousse layer, 5 times. Ending with the final mousse layer. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight to chill.
  • Loosen the spring form pan sides, carefully run a knife around the outside of the cake, and top with shaved chocolate pieces.
  • Cut and Serve cold.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g

Thank you, to Nebraska Furniture Mart for this opportunity!

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We are lifetime shoppers at NFM! The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator was provided by Nebraska Furniture Mart, all opinions in this post are my very own. 

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  1. Everything about this sounds so delicious! I love mocha anything, except I don’t enjoy a hot mocha drink. But, in dessert, yes please!

  2. What a delicious sounding recipe for summer. Wishing I could be in the market for a new fridge as this one is incredible. Definitely keeping the fact that Nebraska Furniture Mart has this one available.

  3. That cake looks like heaven! What a cool fridge! I am a gadgety kind of person and that is right up my alley. I’ll keep this in mind for my next refrigerator.

  4. That fridge is really awesome! I’ll be keeping it in mind for our next one…ours is almost 16 years old and its been repaired several times. ๐Ÿ™
    And your cake…WOW! So much yumminess! Do you need a taste tester? I’ll just fly out…lol. Or you can bring me a slice to the next conference! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. You had me at “Imagine tiramisu meets chocolate chip cookie”, especially when I realised this was a lot like an ice cream cake, something I’ve been wanting to try!

  6. You had me at Tiramisu meets chocolate chip cookie, Michaela! And at Kahlua…Oh my, what a gorgeous dessert. It’s perfect for summer too. Seriously coveting your fridge – it has so many great features!

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