Grandma's icebox fruit cake sliced on a white plate with green ribbon

Christmas Icebox Fruit Cake

If you think fruitcake is a joke or the worst Christmas gift ever, this icebox fruit cake recipe will change your mind! Give it a try, and you'll see what all the fuss is about!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 54 servings
Calories 264 kcal


  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 pound raisins
  • 1 pound pecans
  • 1 pound walnuts
  • 1 pound candied cherries
  • 1 pound marshmallows any size
  • 1 pound graham crackers crushed
  • 1 pound coconut


  1. Melt marshmallows in evaporated milk over low heat.
  2. Pour marshmallow mixture over dry ingredients.
  3. Pour into a lined 9X13 pan. Allow to cool and set, then slice into loaves.
  4. You may use less of the fruit, nuts and coconut, if you prefer.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Icebox Fruit Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.