Grandma G must have never left the house without her pen and scrap paper because a lot of her recipes were written on scraps of paper when she was at meetings or visiting friends. Today’s recipe comes from her friend Mrs. Hy.
Ice Box Cake
Use crumbs made of rolled coconut (Washboard) cookies. Do they still make these? I used to love them.
Melt 1 # ( pound) Marshmallows in 1 cup orange juice. When cool, fold in whipped cream and fruit to suit. (Agnes used peaches and sliced oranges).
Top with whipped cream.
Grandma must have known what she meant by these sparse directions, but it certainly leaves a lot out. We must assume that the crumbs were sprinkled into a cake pan, then the marshmallow mixture was spread on top. Sometimes half of the crumbs were saved to put on top, then spread with whipped cream. Or spread with whpped cream then sprinkled with a few crumbs for decoration.
This is a typical fifties sort of recipe using grocery store items recombined to make a dish. It sounds pretty tasty, but anything with whipped cream is bound to be good.