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Jello Pie

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This easy, delicious and creamy no-bake strawberry Jello Pie is the perfect treat! Grab Cool Whip, Jello and a graham cracker crust because it is shockingly easy to make.
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Table of Contents
  1. JELLO PIE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS JELLO PIE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
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This pink, strawberry Jello pie is the perfect no-bake dessert. It has a fresh flavor with a creamy filling nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. It’s the ideal comfort food after a long day or to serve last-minute guests. It’s especially refreshing on a hot summer day, although we’d happily eat this delicious pie all year round.

This quick jello pie is a simple homemade offering at its best, just like our strawberry cheesecake pie, no-bake pumpkin pie and oreo pie. They are all delicious no-bake desserts that we love to whip up for a quick treat.

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JELLO PIE INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) package Strawberry Jello Mix
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1 (16-ounce) tub Cool Whip
  • 1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

JELLO: You can make this easy dessert with different flavors of Jello. I have made it with grape jello and everyone loves the rich and fun purple color it creates. How about a magical blue or green pie? You could even make the easy filling match the season. Try orange jello for Halloween or pastel color for Easter.

TOPPING: A dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip and a maraschino cherry will make a slice of this pie extra special. You could also add fresh fruit on top or a scoop of ice cream on the side.

GRAHAM CRACKERS: You could swap out the plain graham cracker pie crust for chocolate graham crackers or even an oreo crust. You could also make a homemade graham cracker crust if you prefer.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS JELLO PIE RECIPE

STEP ONE: In a medium bowl, stir together the boiling water and strawberry Jello for two minutes until completely dissolved.

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STEP TWO: Add the ice cold water to the jello mixture and stir until slightly thickened.

STEP THREE: Whisk in 2 cups of Cool Whip until well blended.

PRO TIP: If you have strawberries hanging out in your fridge, you could mix in a few diced strawberries to your jello and Cool Whip mixture.

STEP FOUR: Refrigerate the pie filling in the mixing bowl for 30 minutes.

STEP FIVE: Smooth out into the prepared pie shell, cover pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.

PRO TIP: It does take a while to set so ensure that you give yourself a good 4 hours before you want to enjoy it.

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HOW TO SERVE

Cut generous slices of this perfect dessert and serve cold, with dollops of whipped topping or homemade whipped cream on top of the pie. A bright, fresh cherry on top is the perfect finish before serving. You could also top with other fresh fruit, like fresh strawberries.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: If you have any pie left over, pop it back in the fridge to keep cool until you are ready to serve more.

IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing this dessert.

This is a quick recipe that kids can help make and is perfect for when you want something sweet and delicious but don’t want to be spending too much time in the kitchen. It’s an easy recipe with only a handful of simple ingredients that lets you experiment with the flavor of jello you choose and creates a fluffy and sweet treat.

FAQ

I can’t find ready made crusts at the grocery store, can I make my own crust?

You can make your own graham cracker crust if you want to or can’t find a premade one. Either use graham crumbs or turn whole graham crackers into crumbs in your food processor, mix with about 5-6 tablespoons of melted butter and press into your pie plate.

Can this pie be frozen?

We don’t recommend freezing this pie as gelatin doesn’t freeze well and the texture will change once thawed.

Can I use homemade whipped cream in this recipe?

You could replace the Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream either in the mixture or on top of the pie.

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Jello Pie

4.7 from 26 votes
This easy, delicious and creamy no-bake strawberry Jello Pie is the perfect treat! Grab Cool Whip, Jello and a graham cracker crust because it is shockingly easy to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 3-ounce package JELL-O Strawberry Flavor
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 1 16-ounce tub cool whip
  • 1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust 9-inch

Instructions
 

  • Boil your water as you prepare your other ingredients.
  • Stir together the boiling water and strawberry Jello for two minutes until completely dissolved.
  • Add the ice cold water to the gelatin mixture and stir until slightly thickened.
  • Whisk in 2 cups Cool Whip until well blended.
  • Refrigerate the pie filling for 30 minutes.
  • Smooth out into the prepared pie shell and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.

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Notes

PRO TIP: If you have strawberries hanging out in your fridge, you could mix in a few diced strawberries to your jello and Cool Whip mixture.
 
PRO TIP: It does take a while to set so ensure that you give yourself a good 4 hours before you want to enjoy it.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal
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  1. Shirley Wood says

    I might make this today so we will have a dessert to enjoy over the weekend. I like easy recipes like this. So glad you share with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you again next week. Pinned.

  2. Debby Mayne says

    Wow! Beautiful dessert! I’ll have to find gluten-free graham cracker crumbs, but I’m definitely going to make this when I do.

      • Pam says

        5 stars
        I have done that using homemade whipped cream. It works best if everything is cold from the refrigerator.

  3. Charlotte Moore says

    5 stars
    We love this pie. I add a cup of chopped strawberries just before pouring into the crust. We also love it with peach jello and peaches. YUMMY!!!

    • Layne Henderson says

      You don’t want it to be solid because you need to pour into the crust. You put it in the fridge for 30 minutes and then pour into the crust to refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Good luck!

  4. Zarina L says

    In order to get this to settle quicker, could part of that four hours be in the freezer instead of the fridge? I love this recipe, by the way. I just find that it usually isn’t quite ready after only four hours and this time I forgot to make it the night prior.

  5. Josh says

    5 stars
    Love this recipe, I have been doing it with blue raspberry jello and oreo crust, but I still follow this so they come out good. I have some peach jello that I’m going to try with a graham cracker crust.

    Thanks for posting this.

    • Mary says

      Hey Josh I said the same thing I am going to make a peach one and use the juice off the peaches instead of water. Cut the water back and put the peaches in with the jello mix. I love this recipe one of my favorites.

    • Chari says

      I use sugar free everything, works great! It’s great with orange and mandarin slices, crushed some gluten free gingersnaps ( daughter and I are both Celiac) and just sprinkled in the bottom of a little mason jar then added filling and fruit, less calories but still that pie taste, good basic recipe to use and individualize to your taste

  6. mary says

    i made this just with can pet milk ,,,, get milk real cold and whip it ,,,, this is the only kind of pie my stepfather would eat ,, God rest his soul .

  7. Gina says

    Its says to get a 16 oz. Container of cool whip, but we are only using 2 cups of it for the pie correct?

  8. Wanda says

    I was just wondering if you could cut up fresh strawberries and put them in the feeling. I was thinking of cutting them very small. Thanks for your reply

  9. carol daley says

    how long to stir before it slightly thickens? I stirred for 15=20 min and finally put it in the frig for a while.

  10. Mary says

    5 stars
    This is delicious. I am ashamed to say I eat half this pie the next day. I very seldom eat desserts but this out of this world delicious.

  11. Toni Zamora says

    I wonder how it would work in a prebaked pie shell? I just might have to try one each way. Looks super simple &delicious. Thanks!!

  12. David R. Wilson says

    My Mother passed away in 2010. I miss her every day. One of the many things she made that I loved was this Jell-O ice box pie. It was always my Birthday request. Occasionally she would say it was such a simple recipe, didn’t I want something more extravagant or “chocolatey”. Nope, thank you, but I like what I like. Thank you for posting this & helping me relive a very pleasant & tasty memory of my Mom.

  13. Megan says

    Hi it says you need a 16oz container of cool whip but you only use 2c for the recipe. Is the rest used to garnish? A 8oz container has atleast 2c in it.

  14. Barb Cory says

    Can you use real whip cream? My family likes whip cream better. This looks so yummy. Going to make a couple for Super Bowl party.

  15. Kristen says

    I used the 2 cups cool whip but it seemed so runny so i added about 1&1/2 cups more cool whip & after in the fridge overnight is was perfect!

    • Simone says

      5 stars
      I made per instructions and it was runny but after sitting in the refrigerator overnight it turned out amazing and I also used sugar free jello and lite cool whip… testing this recipe for a dessert my in-laws can enjoy and my husband lost his mind when he decided to eat a slice that led to 2…😂

  16. Peggy Wallace says

    I’m 71 yrs old. My cousin always made cool whip by whipping egg whits, sugar until stiff. Add lemon juice and stir . It was great.

    • Layne Kangas says

      I’ve heard from others that they use sugar-free Jello and fat-free Cool Whip but I haven’t made it that way and haven’t calculated points! Enjoy 🙂

  17. Betty Cary says

    I made the pie with sugar free lemon jell-o and added about 8 drops of lemon juice. It gives it a little zing. Absolutely delicious.

  18. Spudnik17 says

    5 stars
    Made it! We absolutely loved the simplicity of it and the amazing taste! Definitely a simple go to for a quick light flavorful dessert .

  19. Dory says

    5 stars
    I make this all the time! Should try oreo cookie crust with lime jello filling!! You will looovvvveeee it!!!

  20. Karen Alt says

    5 stars
    2cups of Cool whip is definitely less than a 16 Oz tub.
    I had so much filling left when I mixed one pie shell…but delicious! 🍓

  21. Bobby says

    5 stars
    Delicious! I’ve found that an 8oz tub of cool whip is perfect for one pie. There’s a difference between 8oz tub & 8 fluid ounces.

  22. Delores A. Benavides says

    5 stars
    Just prepared this pie. Waiting for it to chill the 30 minutes in the refrigerator before I pour it into the Graham pie shell. Can’t wait to cut into tomorrow. Was very easy to prepare. I did add fresh strawberries to the pie mixture.

  23. RS says

    5 stars
    I had a shortbread crust on hand & it was really good as well . I also added strawberries. It’s really refreshing in very hot summer months. You can also use sugar free jello and cool whip for the diabetics or dieters in the family to enjoy . Great quick recipe ! Thank you for sharing ❤️

  24. Zena says

    I made four flavors – lime, orange, pineapple & raspberry. I used peppermint cool whip with the raspberry (sooo delicious)! I cut pieces of each for a variety of flavor/color and put in pie pans & gave away.

  25. sfgiants412 says

    5 stars
    I made cherry because I couldn’t find raspberry. I also found that a 16 oz. Cool whip was way too much for a 9 inch pie crust. It did taste great though.

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