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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

4.68 from 25 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ❤️

  4. 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.

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