In case you needed further proof that you cannot go wrong with the combination of fruit and full-fat dairy products, I offer you this delightful thing:

I know it's hard to believe, but this is delicious.

Strawberries, whipped cream, graham crackers, with chocolate on top. It’s perfection. What’s more, it can even be assembled IN TUPPERWARE for easy transport! And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that leftovers—if somehow you happen to have any—make a superb breakfast.

Strawberry icebox cake
From The Kitchn

I fussed with the proportions a bit to fit my tupperware, so the cake in the photo is somewhat smaller than the full recipe.

2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed
3 1/4 cups whipping cream, divided
1/3 cup confectioners* sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon rosewater (optional) [but recommended]
4 sleeves (about 19 ounces, or 24 to 28 whole crackers) graham crackers
2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

Take out a few of the best-looking strawberries and set them aside for the garnish. Hull the remainder of the strawberries and slice each berry into thin slices.

With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip 3 cups of cream until it just holds stiff peaks. Add the confectioners sugar, vanilla, and rosewater (if using) and whip to combine.

Spread a small spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking pan, or a similarly-sized platter. Lay down six graham crackers. Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with more whipped cream, and then a single layer of strawberries. Repeat three times, until you have four layers of graham crackers. Spread the last of the whipped cream over the top and swirl it lightly with a spoon. Add a few more strawberries.

To make the ganache, heat the cream until bubbles form around the edges, then pour over the chopped chocolate. Let it stand for a few minutes, then whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy. Drizzle this over the layered dessert with a spoon, or transfer to a squeeze bottle and use that to drizzle.

Refrigerate for at least four hours, or until the crackers have softened completely. Garnish with additional berries.

Serves 8.

* I would like to note that I really want this product to be spelled “confectioners’ sugar” or “confectioner’s sugar,” but it appears that the apostrophe-free spelling is the industry standard. This saddens me.

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