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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We don’t recommend freezing this pie as gelatin doesn’t freeze well and the texture will change once thawed.
You could replace the Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream either in the mixture or on top of the pie.
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- 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
- 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.