No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie an easy, chilled dessert made with only 5 ingredients. This refreshing strawberry dessert recipe couldn’t be any easier to make!
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This strawberry Jello pie recipe is so refreshing and simple to make too, my kids can even make this one all by themselves! This no bake pie is the perfect dessert for summer…or anytime you want an easy, delightful dessert that is absolutely delicious!
No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie
This simple no-bake pie recipe is made by filling a graham cracker crust with a simple mixture of Jello and Cool Whip, then adding fresh strawberries on top. The pie does need to chill for a few hours before serving, but there is no baking required! I love making this dessert during the warm Spring and Summer months, it doesn’t heat the house up and satisfies the craving for something sweet and delicious!
Jello Pie variations
The wonderful thing about Jello recipes is that they are so easily transformed when you swap out the flavor of Jello. You can use any flavor of Jello you’d like, strawberry and raspberry work well for this recipe because it is so easy to use the corresponding fresh berries.
But you can use any flavor (or combination of flavors that you’d like)! Maybe a lemon Jello pie with strawberries or raspberries on top? You could do an orange Jello pie with mandarin oranges on top, or a blue raspberry Jello with mixed berries….so many options!
No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie Ingredients
Graham cracker crust: You can make your own (see directions below), but it is just so easy and fast to buy a pre-made one. You could even use an Oreo one instead if you want…the chocolate goes well with certain Jello flavors like strawberry, raspberry or cherry.
Jello: You will need one small (3 oz) box of Jello. The original recipe calls for strawberry, but if you want to get creative, feel free to use any flavor that you’d like.
Cool Whip: Use one 8-oz tub of cool whip, make sure it is thawed before adding to the recipe. You can make your own stabilized whipped cream (see recipe below) if you prefer not to use Cool Whip or if you live somewhere that you can’t find it in the store.
Ice water: Using 1 cup of ice water with Jello helps it to set up a little faster.
Boiling water: Adding ⅔ cup of boiling water will help the Jello to fully dissolve. I usually use the microwave to boil water, it only takes a minute or two with a small amount of water.
Strawberries: You will need about 2 cups of sliced strawberries to cover the top. If you use a different flavor of Jello, you may want to swap out the fruit on top too. Mixed berries, raspberries, sliced bananas, mandarin oranges, sliced peaches…so many delicious options to choose from.
How to make No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie
Get started by washing, de-stemming and slicing the strawberries into thin slices. Set aside for later use.
Next, heat up the ⅔ cup of water to a boil. You can do this in the microwave simply and quickly, it should only take 1-2 minutes for this small amount of water.
Then, in a large bowl, dissolve the Jello in the boiling water. After that, add the ice water and mix.
Next, fold the Cool Whip into the Jello mixture. Proceed whisk ingredients to stir the mixture well, until smooth and combined.
Now, pour the creamy Jello mixture into the graham cracker crust. Place the sliced strawberries on top and refrigerate for at least 3 hours until set.
When ready to enjoy, slice, serve and add a dollop of whipped cream if desired!
No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie
- 1 graham cracker pie crust
- 3 oz box strawberry Jello
- 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
- 1 cup ice water
- ⅔ cup boiling water
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- Prep: Start by washing, de-stemming and slicing the strawberries into thin slices. Set aside for later use.
- Jello: Heat the ⅔ cup of water toa boil. You can do this in the microwave, it should only take 1-2 minutes for this small amount of water. In a large bowl, dissolve the Jello in the boiling water. Add the ice water and mix together.
- Combine: Fold the Cool Whip into the Jello mixture. Proceed whisk ingredients to stir the mixture well, until smooth and combined.
- Chill: Pour the mixture into the graham cracker crust. Place the sliced strawberries on top. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours until set. Slice,serve and add a dollop of whipped cream if desired!
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How long is Jello Pie good for?
Don’t worry about eating this no-bake dessert up in one sitting, this pie can last for a few days if stored properly. You will want to store it in a airtight container and in the refrigerator. Doing so, any left over should last 3-5 days.
CAN YOU REPLACE THE COOL WHIP?
Cool Whip is the best “whipped topping” to use in this recipe. However, if you can’t find Cool Whip where you live or you prefer not to use it in recipes, you can use stabilized whipped cream instead. If you just use regular whipped cream, the consistency will be too light and the cream will not hold up very well. It’s very simple to make your own stabilized whipped cream and it just takes a few minutes!
HOW DO YOU MAKE STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM?
If you want to make whipped cream ahead of time, you can, but you have to stabilize it. To make stabilized whipped cream, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Beat the whipping cream just until soft peaks form.
Add in the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip on high until mixture is smooth.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to use, up to 3 days.
A little tip for making whipped cream faster: use a metal bowl and place the bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you make the whipped cream. This will significantly decrease the amount of time that you will need to beat the whipped cream – the process will go much faster!
HOW TO MAKE GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST
I usually use a pre-made graham cracker crust in this recipe, but you can definitely make your own too! Graham Cracker Crusts are so easy to make. I like to use my food processor to crush up 12 graham crackers and then add in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of melted butter and pulse until it is like sand. If you don’t have a food processor, this graham cracker crust can be done with zip top bags or just in a mixing bowl.
To make a graham cracker crust in a plastic zip top bag, first put in the graham crackers and crush by using your hands or rolling over the crackers with a rolling pin. Add in the brown sugar and melted butter and mix by rolling the bag between your hands until sand like mixture is formed.
To make graham cracker crust in a mixing bowl. Crush the graham crackers with your hand or the backside of a wooden spoon. Add in brown sugar and melted butter and mix until like sand.
Press the graham cracker crust into the bottom of an 9 inch pie pan, bake in a 375ºF oven for 8 minutes, until golden brown. Let the crust cool before adding the filling.
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No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie is a great Spring or Summer dessert that is made with 5 basic ingredients. This incredible strawberry dessert recipe is so easy to make, with only 10 minutes of prep you can be on your way to enjoying this sweet, refreshing treat!
Can you freeze this after you make it. And use for a later day?
I haven’t tried freezing this one, but I think it would work great! It would probably even be delicious served frozen too!