Add this dreamy strawberry Cool Whip pie to your dessert menu any time of year when you are craving something light and fluffy.
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Chill Time4 hourshrs
Total Time4 hourshrs20 minutesmins
Keyword: Strawberry Cool Whip Pie Recipe
6ouncespre-made graham cracker pie crust
3ouncesstrawberry-flavored instant gelatin
1¾cupstrawberrieswashed, hulled, dried, and chopped (plus 4 halved whole strawberries for an optional garnish)
whipped topping,optional garnish
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.
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.