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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
No Bake Strawberry Jello Pie
- 3 oz box strawberry Jell-o gelatin
- ⅔ cup boiling water
- 1 cup ice cold water
- 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
- 1 graham cracker pie crust
- Fresh strawberries optional for garnish
- 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
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
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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