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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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  1. Jello Pie Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Jello Pie Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This pink, strawberry Jello pie is the perfect no-bake dessert, featuring a fresh flavor and a creamy filling nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. 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 and oreo pie. They are both delicious no-bake desserts that we love to whip up for a quick treat.

close up shot of a slice of Jello Pie topped with whipped cream and a cherry on a plate

Jello Pie Ingredients

Jello Pie raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll 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.

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.

Jello Pie process shot of jello mixture stirred together with boiling water

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.

Jello Pie process shot of cool whip whisked into the jello 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.

Jello Pie process shot of the jello mixture smoothed into the pie shell

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 is the perfect finish before serving. You could also top with other fresh fruit, like fresh strawberries.

Serve alongside our other pies, including custard pie, or apple pie cookies.

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

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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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

4.75 from 31 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 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • cup boiling water
  • 3 ounces Jello Strawberry Flavor
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 16 ounces 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

  • If you have strawberries hanging out in your fridge, you could mix in a few diced strawberries to your jello and Cool Whip mixture.
  • 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: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Wendy says

    I made this but added a 250gr. Pkg of cream cheese whipped with the jello before folding in the cool whip ,it was heavenly

  2. Nancy E All says

    5 stars
    I have now made this 3 times. I made my own crust each time. Twice with graham crackers and once with vanilla wafers. Used strawberry twice and black cherry once. I still have pineapple for the next one. Easy and we all love it.

  3. Joan Daly says

    About 40 or 50 years ago I had a recipe for a no bake Jello strawberry pie. It had Jello, ice cream, cool whip, sliced strawberries and a graham cracker crust and was awesome. But I cannot find the recipe anywhere. Hope that someone recalls how to make this. Thank you.

  4. Lois Pompe says

    5 stars
    Made this with sugar free jello and lite cool whip, my diabetic friends were able to enjoy dessert!

  5. Trish says

    5 stars
    I have made this pie in every jello flavor. My kids really like it in the summer because its a light dessert.

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