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Strawberry Cool Whip Pie

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Add this dreamy strawberry Cool Whip pie to your dessert menu any time of year when you are craving something light and fluffy.
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Table of Contents
  1. Strawberry Cool Whip Pie Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Strawberry Cool Whip Pie Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This strawberry Cool Whip pie is just like a pink cloud in a pie crust. A sweet graham cracker base with a creamy jello filling featuring juicy bursts of strawberry flavor from those delightful fresh red berries will make this fluffy dessert a much-requested treat.

If you love this no-bake strawberry and cream pie, more delicious recipes for no-bake desserts include our Cool Whip pie and no-bake Oreo pie.

close up shot of a slice of Strawberry Cool Whip Pie topped with whipped cream and strawberries on a plate

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (6-ounce) premade graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 (3-ounce) strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 (0.25 ounce) pouch unflavored gelatin powder
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ¼ cup crushed ice
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip topping, thawed
  • 1¾ cup washed, hulled, dried, and chopped fresh strawberries( plus 4 halved whole strawberries for an optional garnish)
  • Canned whipped topping (optional garnish)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FRUIT: You can also add other fresh fruit such as fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries to this no-bake jello pie.

PIE CRUST: This easy dessert has plenty of flexibility for what crust you use. Chocolate crust, Oreo pie crust, graham cracker pie crust, or a regular homemade pie crust all work well in this no-bake pie recipe.

WHIPPED TOPPING: If you can’t get Cool Whip, you can use our whipped cream recipe to make your own.

How to Make This Strawberry Cool Whip Pie Recipe

PRO TIP:

This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for about 4 hours before it is ready to serve. This is a great recipe to make the day before so that it is ready when you need it.

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized heat-safe mixing bowl, add the strawberry jello powder. Pour the ½ cup of boiling water over the jello and stir until completely dissolved.

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie process shot of boiling water poured over the strawberry jello

STEP TWO: In a separate bowl, sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the cold water. Allow the gelatin to dissolve and “bloom”.

PRO TIP:

Blooming gelatin means allowing it to sit for 3-5 minutes until it has absorbed the liquid and the powdered granules have dissolved. The granules will swell as it blooms.

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie process shot of unflavored gelatin sprinkled over a bowl of cold water

STEP THREE: Pour the bloomed gelatin into the medium bowl with the dissolved strawberry jello mixture and whisk to combine thoroughly. 

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie process shot of the bloomed gelatin whisked into the strawberry jello mixture

STEP FOUR: Stir in the crushed ice cubes, and stir until the ice is completely melted.

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie process shot of crushed ice stirred into to the strawberry jello mixture

STEP FIVE: Sprinkle ¾ cup of the chopped strawberries into the bottom of the premade graham cracker crust.

PRO TIP:

It is very important to thoroughly pat dry the hulled chopped strawberries before folding them into the pie filling so that they don’t make the crust soggy or add any extra moisture to the mixture.

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie process shot of chopped strawberries sprinkled into the bottom of the pie crust

STEP SIX: Fold in the thawed Cool Whip and remaining 1 cup of chopped strawberries into the gelatine mixture.

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie process shot of chopped strawberries folded into the cool whip mixture

STEP SEVEN: Evenly spread the Cool Whip mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

PRO TIP:

If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it (foil pan and all) inside a glass pie plate to give it a bit more stability when taking it in and out of the fridge.

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie process shot of cool whip mixture spread onto the crust

STEP EIGHT: Slice the pie into eight slices. Before serving, garnish each slice with canned whipped topping and a halved strawberry. 

How To Serve

The color alone in this pink strawberry pie is divine, and your family’s eyes will light up when they see this heavenly dessert. This would be a sweet treat to make for Valentine’s day or to serve on a hot summer day.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this strawberry jello Cool Whip pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Freezing this no-bake strawberry jello pie is not recommended. When the pie thaws, it will cause the bottom of the pie to become soggy.

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie topped with whipped cream and strawberries with a slice removed from the pie

This fluffy strawberry pie is a quick recipe to put together and tastes incredibly delicious. The strawberries add a fresh flavor to the light and creamy filling. You’ll find that the hardest part of this recipe is waiting while it chills.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this dessert ahead of time?

This simple strawberry pie recipe is best made ahead since it needs to chill in the fridge for about 4 hours before serving it.

Can I make my own graham cracker crust for this recipe?

If you would prefer to make your own crust for this strawberry pie with Cool Whip and jello, you certainly can. Crush graham crackers in a food processor to give you 1½ cups of crumbs before combining with 5 tablespoons of butter and baking at 300°F for 10 minutes.

Can I use a different flavor of jello?

This quick jello pie recipe is very flexible. You can change up the flavor of the pie depending on the flavor of jello you use.

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Strawberry Cool Whip Pie

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Add this dreamy strawberry Cool Whip pie to your dessert menu any time of year when you are craving something light and fluffy.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces pre-made graham cracker pie crust
  • 3 ounces strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 0.25 ounces unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ¼ cup crushed ice
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
  • cup strawberries washed, hulled, dried, and chopped (plus 4 halved whole strawberries for an optional garnish)
  • whipped topping, optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized heat-safe mixing bowl, add the strawberry jello powder. Pour the ½ cup of boiling water over the jello and stir until completely dissolved.
  • In a separate bowl, sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the cold water. Allow the gelatin to dissolve and “bloom”.
  • Pour the bloomed gelatin into the dissolved strawberry jello mixture and whisk to combine thoroughly.
  • Stir in the crushed ice, and stir until the ice is completely melted.
  • Sprinkle ¾ cup of the chopped strawberries into the bottom of the premade graham cracker crust.
  • Fold in the thawed Cool Whip and remaining 1 cup of chopped strawberries into the gelatine mixture.
  • Evenly spread the Cool Whip mixture into the premade crust. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours. Slice the pie into eight slices. Before serving, garnish each slice with canned whipped topping and a halved strawberry.

Notes

  • This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for about 4 hours before it is ready to serve. This is a great recipe to make the day before so that it is ready when you need it.
  • It is very important to thoroughly pat dry the hulled chopped strawberries before folding them into the pie filling so that they don’t make the crust soggy or add any extra moisture to the mixture.
  • If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it (foil pan and all) inside a glass pie plate to give it a bit more stability when taking it in and out of the fridge.
  • Blooming gelatin means allowing it to sit for 3-5 minutes until it has absorbed the liquid and the powdered granules have dissolved. The granules will swell as it blooms.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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