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No Bake Strawberry Jello Pie with Cool Whip is an easy dessert made with strawberry Jello gelatin and whipped topping in a graham cracker crust. This easy recipe makes a delicious dessert for hot summer days or holiday dinners!

slice of no bake strawberry jello pie with cool whip, strawberries and whipped cream on plate

No Bake Strawberry Pie with Jello is a great recipe for summer and one of our favorite no bake desserts. This easy pie is like my Strawberry Jello Salad only in pie form, and it’s super light, fluffy and delicious!

Even though no bake pies are perfect for spring and summer, I usually always serve at least one no bake dessert for holidays and special occasions. Saves oven space!

If you like this easy Jello pie, try my No Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie, Dirt Pie Recipe and No Bake Eggnog Pie.

strawberry jello, cool whip, water and graham cracker crust


You only need a few simple ingredients to make this no bake strawberry Cool Whip pie. You can find them online or in your grocery store.

  • Box strawberry Jell-o gelatin — 3oz
  • Boiling water
  • Ice cold water — add enough ice cubes to water to make 1 cup cold water
  • Cool Whip
  • Graham cracker pie crust — I use a pre-made no bake graham cracker crust
  • Fresh strawberries — optional for garnish

How to Make No Bake Strawberry Jello Pie

First, add the strawberry gelatin to a large mixing bowl. Pour in the hot water and whisk until the strawberry jello powder is dissolved — this usually takes about 2 minutes.

whisk strawberry jello and hot water in mixing bowl

Next, pour in the ice-cold water, and whisk until the mixture becomes frothy. Then, spoon the Cool Whip into the Jello mixture.

It’s easiest to add the whipped topping gradually, and stir until it’s a light pink color.

stir cool whip into jello mixture

Place the Jello Cool Whip mixture into the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. The mixture should be thick but easy to pour or scoop with a spoon.

Spoon the Jello pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Use a spatula to smooth the mixture in the prepared pie shell so that it’s nice and even.

Then, place the pie into the refrigerator to set.

spoon jello cool whip pie filling into pie shell

Chilling Time

Even though this is a no bake strawberry pie, you do need to allow time for it to firm up. Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours or overnight.

This is a great dessert to make ahead of time. You can make Jello strawberry pie up to 2 days in advance.

strawberry cool whip pie with strawberries and whipped cream rosette on table

How to Store

Store this no bake easy strawberry pie in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

You can use toothpicks to raise the plastic wrap off of the surface of the pie so it doesn’t stick. Or, use the plastic lid from the pie shell to cover the pie.

This pie will last for 2 to 3 days refrigerated — though it never lasts that long in my house!

slices of strawberry jello cool whip pie with strawberries on table


There are a few ways to customize this delicious strawberry Jello pie to your liking.

Incorporate fresh fruit into the strawberry pie filling. After you’ve mixed the Cool Whip and gelatin mixture, add the fruit before transferring into the pie shell. For this, I’d of course use strawberries, but you could add other fruit, such as fresh blueberries, as well.

You could also just put sliced strawberries on top of the pie as well. A big dollop os whipped topping, chocolate chips, fresh berries, and sprinkles are each a great option too!

I usually keep this type of pie super simple, but you can make your own whipped cream with heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar, or even a homemade graham cracker crust.

This no bake dessert will work with any Jell-O flavor. The pink strawberry pie is so cute though!

5 from 14 votes

No Bake Strawberry Jello Pie

By: Dee
No Bake Strawberry Jello Pie with Cool Whip is an easy dessert made with strawberry Jello gelatin and whipped topping in a graham cracker crust. This easy recipe makes a delicious dessert for hot summer days or holiday dinners!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 oz box strawberry Jell-o gelatin
  • cup boiling water
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • Fresh strawberries optional for garnish
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  • Add Jello gelatin to a large mixing bowl, and pour in hot water. Whisk until gelatin powder is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes
  • Pour in ice cold water, and whisk until frothy
  • Gradually stir in Cool Whip, and mix until completely blended and light pink
  • Place mixture in refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes or until thick enough to spoon into pie crust
  • Spoon Jello mixture into graham cracker crust, and smooth evenly in crust with spatula
  • Refrigerate pie for 4 hours or overnight before serving


You can use any flavor Jello or brand of powdered gelatin. Use the small 3 oz box.
Make sure hot water is boiling or near boiling and cold water is ice cold for best results.
You can add ice cubes to cold water to make 1 cup.


Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 121mg, Potassium: 55mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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If you’re looking for more Jello recipes and recipes with Cool Whip, check out my easy dessert recipes and side dishes for more inspiration!

This delicious pie is the best way to get the fresh flavor of a fruit pie without all the hard work. I hope you enjoy this creamy strawberry Jello pie as much as we do!

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  1. Carmen says:

    Followed recipe to the tee. After the 30 minutes the top have had set, the bottom was still liquidity. What did I do wrong???

    1. Dee says:

      The pie needs at least 4 hours in the refrigerator — I suggest overnight — before it’s ready to eat. The 30 minutes is only to let the mixture firm up a little so it’s easier to pour into the pie shell.

  2. Shelley says:

    Light, fluffy and delicious! I was worried it was too runny, but it set up perfectly.5 stars

  3. Loretta says:

    Well, I followed the recipe to the letter but I guessed I messed it up by using sugar free Jell-O. I’ve had it in the refrigerator in the bowl for over an hour now and it won’t firm up enough to pour in the crust. It’s so thin, you could drink it.
    So, I’m guessing sugar free Jell-O is not an option?

    1. Dee says:

      I haven’t tried this with sugar free Jello, But, I did come across a couple of recipes with sugar free Jello, and the ingredient amounts were the same, so I’m not sure what happened.

    2. Coni says:

      was your sugarfree jello a 3oz box or a .6oz box, i used 5 sugarfree jellos because the sugarfree is only. 6oz not 3oz

  4. Terry says:

    I made two of these pies for a baby shower. Pretty pink pies for a baby girl! They were great for this summer heat, very light and easy to eat. 5 stars.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much! Sounds perfect for a baby shower!

  5. Patrick says:

    So easy and looks great. Making this again for the fourth of July!5 stars

  6. Kelly says:

    We though this pie was delicious! 5 stars

  7. Erik says:

    The color is so pretty, and I love that there’s no baking involved!5 stars

  8. Catalina says:

    This pie is fresh and flavorful! It’s exactly what I need for my summer days! Yum!5 stars

  9. Beth says:

    That looks absolutely delicious. I love the flavor, and I love that light, fluffy texture.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much, Beth! We love this pie!