Snowys blog covers all things to do with camping, hiking, 4WD and RV Touring, walking, outdoor adventure, travel, and more. I used Valrhona cocoa powder from WF and just want to mention that it is acutally less expensive in bulk than purchasing a box of many other brands of cocoa powder once per ounce. Adding salt to water before freezing lowers the freezing temperature of the water, meaning that your ice will actually be colder than frozen fresh water. Alternatively, you could try doing something a little more whimsical with the boxes and put soil and flowers in there to make a fun and fancy living centerpiece in your table.
You could flavor your whipped cream with peanut butter or coffee or caramel You could use graham crackers or gingersnaps or thin chocolate chip cookies When you’re making icebox cake, you’re in control. Over the years I’ve found them languishing on shelves in the sections for cookies, baking supplies, crackers, or sometimes even on a special end-of-the-ice-cream-aisle section for ice cream sundae supplies (syrups, cherries, etc.)!
It seems like it would be easier to just measure your jar opening’s diameter and make the log that size to slice from. Apply construction adhesive to the top of the larger, prefabricated sheet metal box, and to the bottom of the smaller box. My boxes were built as part of the boat build by Origin Boats, but I fitted the refrigeration systems once I got the boat home. If you want, you can make a short shelf to drop into position at this level after ice is loaded.
That said, they keep (eerily) forever and I bet one taste of this and you’ll be eager to make it again soon. I dumped a few bags of ice into a cooler then rigged a small dash fan to blow the air across the ice. This cake had been on my list for awhile now but I decided that I would make it for a NYE party even if I had to make wafers. Cost is about $19 from Defender Industries, Box 820, New Rochelle, NY 10802, (914) 632-3001. The best insulating material that is readily available for boat iceboxes is polyurethane foam.
To attach the legs, we are going to build some diagonal supports that attach to the skirting, then the legs will be bolted to this diagonal support. I think i always encounter problem if recipes using cup instead of gram, i cannot make an accurate measurement. I had a drill bit the same size as my vinyl tubing so it was a straight forward process, just make sure it’s in the lid or at the top of the cooler, obviously you don’t want water leaking out. Now there are a LOT of designs out there that you’ll see a bucket or a cooler with a fan sticking out of them.
Personally, I think the boys are just afraid of knocking down a tower of cookies so they make me do it every chance they get. My wife also wants me to build under-sink slide outs in our bathroom and the saw would help tremendously on that project. We’ve also made icebox cake using Anna’s lemon wafer cookies with some lemon curd smeared on each cookie along with the whipped cream to amp up the lemon flavor. I let the ice melt and drain through the custom drain that was installed on the side Matt.
They can be recessed flush, much like through hull fittings in the hull (see BB February 1984), or they can be allowed to stand proud on the inside of the box. Using a handsaw or saber saw, cut the insulation to fit tightly to the sides and bottom of the outer box. The original icebox had no system for separating its contents with dividers or a tray, which meant that the lid would be open for long periods while one rummaged around for coleslaw or hot dogs. Once the epoxy had kicked off, the edge shaping was done on my table saw to almost perfectly” fit the icebox opening.
Having more space would make the whole thing easier and probably cheaper but the principles would be the same. Use a cooler you already have or pick one up at a garage sale or on craigslist to save about $29. I know they carry them by me in Stop & Shop in the cookie asile right up next to the vanilla wafers and arrowroot cookies of the Nabsico section TOP SHELF… Bought 3 boxes yesterday at the market to make this or perhaps the chocolate indulgence cake, also on the package…..YUMMY!!! Our top picks in galley stoves, cookware, cabin lights, refrigeration, and entertainment systems can help turn your cruising boat into a home.
Hi, I’m from New Zealand and here we make a similar thing in log form using chocolate chippie biscuits (choc chip cookies), soaked in liqueur and stuck together with whipped cream. A good box could easily add hundreds of dollars to the cost of a 30′ production sailboat. You’re gonna build a little shelf on top of the frame so that the lid closes easily and the frame looks a bit nicer. Our family name for this dessert, adopted from the Childs family who taught me how to make this tasty treat, is zebra guts.
Frederic convinced William to join him in a scheme to ship ice from New England to the Caribbean. Make sure that you also have a hex key the size of the anchor opening and drill deeper than you will screw the anchor into. Your pictures are fantastic and after reading your post and all the comments, I just had to make this. We have kept the ice chest items frozen in a regular picnic cooler for two full days that way.
When block ice is unavailable, make your own using ice cream containers or juice bottles remembering to only part-fill them to allow for expansion. I also know that you don’t want to keep dry ice completely sealed because the sublimation of the dry ice can make the cooler explode. The cake is ready when a knife inserted in the center goes in easily and comes out with soft crumbs.
Sliding shelves that give quick access to all levels of the box are a partial solution, but the best solution of all is to simply not open the box as frequently. The cooler can be lashed to the mast, stowed behind the companionway ladder, or chocked down on the cabin sole, and it need not be particularly large. Usually, the boatbuilder molds an icebox liner – the inner box that you see when you open the lid – from fiberglass over a male mold.