A Simple Strawberry Pie Recipe with Jello and Cool Whip
A Strawberry Pie recipe with jello and cool whip piled into a graham cracker crust makes a delicious dessert. In short, it’s a fantastic sweet treat. Perfect for a hot summer day!
For the first time, I recently made this simple Strawberry Pie recipe using jello and cool whip. I’m certain that the recipe has been around for-ever; however, it’s new to me. I thought I’d share it with you. Of course, I’m including a few tips and lessons learned as well.
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Simple Strawberry Jello Pie
With only four ingredients and a graham cracker pie crust, this simple Strawberry Jello Pie is sure to impress your family and friends. Let’s just say it didn’t last long around my house.
A week or two ago I picked up four quarts of strawberries from a local family in Rogersville, MO. Their fields are set up for heavy foot traffic, so I couldn’t pick them myself. Nevertheless, they were quite tasty.
I whipped up some strawberry shortcake and enjoyed every morsel. But I really wanted to make something different and share it here on the blog. Therefore, I decided on this Strawberry Pie recipe using jello, cool whip, and strawberries. Strawberries are like a taste of summer. Wouldn’t you say?
After looking over several different versions of this recipe and reading through the comments, I honestly didn’t know how this would turn out. However, you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as to how easy and delicious this Strawberry Jello Pie was. Mmmm.
This type of pie is also referred to as Strawberry Milkshake Pie, No-Bake Strawberry Pie, Fluffy Strawberry Pie, etc. As you can see I decided on Strawberry Pie Recipe (with Jello and Cool Whip).
Regardless of what you call it, it’s a cool treat that is refreshing during the warmer months. This pie is perfect for a pool party or backyard barbecue. Don’t you think?
A Taste of Summer: Strawberry Pie
Strawberry Jello Pie Ingredients
Strawberry Flavored Gelatin
Water and Ice Cubes
Graham Cracker Crust (store-bought or homemade)
How to Make Strawberry Pie with Jello and Cool Whip
Boil 2/3 cup water. Place strawberry gelatin powder into a large bowl. Stir in the boiled water until the gelatin powder is completely dissolved.
Fill a 1 cup measuring cup with 1/2 cup cold water and add enough ice cubes to fill it (and make one cup). Add the water to the gelatin mixture. Stir until the gelatin slightly thickens. Remove left-over ice cubes.
Mix in the cool whip. Stir until the gelatin and cool whip is thoroughly mixed. Fold in the strawberries and spoon/pour into the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until firm, 3-4 hours or, better yet, overnight.
Notes: I froze my strawberry pie for the purpose of photographing. However, I would not recommend freezing and thawing the pie before serving. As it thaws, water pools at the bottom and makes the crust soggy. It’s still delicious, don’t get me wrong. Serving frozen is certainly an option — and it’s just as tasty (but frozen). Wink-wink.
Other Serving Option for Strawberry Pie Filling: Break up the graham cracker pie crust and place it into 4 oz. jelly jars or 8 oz. mason jars. Fill each jar with what would be the pie filling on top of the crumble.
Subsequently, the size of your jars will determine how many servings you’ll get. Regardless, refrigerate until firm.
Other Delicious Desserts you’ll love:
I hope you enjoy this deliciousness as much as we did. Here’s to no-bake desserts, fresh strawberries, and cool whip.
Strawberry Pie with Jello and Cool Whip
- 1 3 oz. package strawberry Jell-O gelatin
- 1 8 oz. tub cool whip
- 2 cups diced strawberries
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cold water
- ice cubes
- Boil 2/3 cup water and pour over gelatin powder in a large bowl.
- Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1/2 cup cold water and add enough ice cubes to make it one cup. Add to the gelatin mix and stir until the mixture is slightly thickened. Remove any left-over ice cubes.
- Add cool whip and whisk until strawberry gelatin and cool whip are thoroughly mixed.
- Fold in diced strawberries. Place in graham cracker pie crust and refrigerate until firm, approximately 3-4 hours or overnight.
- Serve with cool whip and sliced strawberries, optional.
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