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Strawberry Delight
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Strawberry Delight

This no-bake strawberry dessert is surprisingly easy to make! Great for potlucks and parties, strawberry delight is a firm family favorite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry delight, strawberry delight recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 274kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs and some extra crumbs for garnish if desired 
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 5 tbsp butter melted
  • 10 strawberries sliced (or enough to make a single layer over the graham crackers)
  • 1 cup cold whipping cream chilled
  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 3.4 oz Strawberry gelatin box (will use 3 Tablespoons from this box)
  • 1 8oz Cool Whip

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, almond extract and melted butter.
  • Press the mixture into an 8x8 dish. Flatten the mixture using the bottom of a flat glass.Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Layer Two: -Strawberries:

  • Layer the sliced strawberries evenly on top of the frozen crust. Plate the dish into the refrigerator while preparing the rest of the dish.

Layer Three - Cheesecake:

  • In a large mixing bowl place the softened cream cheese, powered sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice and using a hand mixer combine until light and fluffy and no lumps. Set aside.
  • In a chilled medium mixing bowl place the heavy whipping cream. Using a hand mixer on high beat the cream until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
  • Gently add the heavy whipping cream to the cream cheese mixture and fold together with a rubber spatula. Once combined spoon half of the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture on top of the strawberries in the 8x8 dish.
  • Set the other half of the mixture aside.
  • Place the 8x8 dish in the refrigerator while preparing the next step.

Layer Four - StrawberryCheesecake:

  • In the bowl with the remaining cream cheese/whipping cream mixture add the 3 Tablespoons of dry strawberry gelatin.Using a rubber spatula gently fold in the dry strawberry gelatin until combined and solid in color.
  • Spoon the mixture onto the top of the 8x8 dish.

Layer Five –

  • Spread the Cool Whip on top of the 8x8 dish as the last layer.
  • Chill at least one hour before serving.
  • Garnish with sliced strawberries and graham cracker crumbs if desired

Notes

  • Add extra strawberries and graham cracker crumbs on the top to make this dessert look extra pretty
  • To avoid everything melting while you work, be sure to chill the dish before you start and place it back into the refrigerator between layers where possible
  • You can substitute cool whip in place of the stabilized whip cream.
  • Pull the cream cheese out of the refrigerator before you start this recipe. It needs to be fully softened.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 586IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg