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No-Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie is an easy to make pie with smooth and luxurious strawberry filling packed into a sweet homemade crust.  It is a delicious no-bake pie recipe that’s perfect for summer!

An easy no-bake pie is the perfect summer dessert! Cool and refreshing and loaded with sweet flavor like No Bake Chocolate Strawberries and Cream Pie

Slice of no Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie on a white plate.

No-Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie

This No-Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie is a family favorite around our house. It’s light, it’s refreshing, and you don’t even have to turn on your oven to make this pie.  The hardest part about making this pie is waiting for it to set in the fridge.  If you want, you can also add in some fresh blueberries as well, which makes a perfect red, white, and blue dessert for summer holidays.

Every bite of this no bake pie is airy and creamy and packed with strawberry flavor. The sweet, crunchy graham cracker crust is the best part with the hint of cinnamon that adds a surprising perfectly balanced spice to the pie.  Don’t waste another minute, go get started because this will be a tried and true recipe you love to make once you see how easy and delicious it is!

Ingredients in Strawberry and Cream Pie:

This easy pie is filled with simple and easy to find ingredients.  The homemade crust is thick and crumbly and the strawberry filling is creamy and smooth.  This is a summer favorite you will love year after year!

  • Graham cracker crumbs: Pulse in a food processor or crush in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
  • Sugar: Granulated white sugar will add sweetness to the crust.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon will add warm spice to balance the other sweeter flavors.
  • Butter: Melted butter will hold the crust together.

Strawberry Pie Filing:

  • Strawberry jello: Use this powder to make a sweet strawberry pie filling.
  • Boiling water: The gelatin powder will dissolve in the boiling water.
  • Cold water: With ice the cold water thickens the gelatin.
  • Ice cubes: Add to the boiling water to thicken the gelatin.
  • Cool Whip toppingAdds light and fluffy texture when mixed with the gelatin mixture.
  • Fresh strawberries: Fresh, red, juicy sliced strawberries will give this pie amazing flavor!

How to Make a Strawberry and Cream No-Bake Pie:

A summer dessert needs to be easy and it’s even better if you don’t have to turn on the oven!  This recipe checks both of those boxes.  It is super simple and is a no-bake, incredibly delicious treat your whole family will go crazy over!

  1. Crush Graham Crackers: Using a food processor, pulse graham crackers until crumbly. Mix in sugar, ground cinnamon and melted butter until crust forms.
  2. Form crust: Press graham cracker crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Place pie crust in refrigerator.
  3. Make gelatin: In a large bowl, add boiling water and gelatin powder. Stir gelatin powder until completely dissolved. Then, add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup ice cubes, stir until gelatin is slightly thickened. TIP: Let the gelatin mixture sit for a few minutes to thicken slightly before you add the cool whip otherwise it won’t set up.
  4. Add cool whip topping: Combine cool whip and gelatin mixture and whisk together until light and fluffy. Then, stir in sliced strawberries. Finally, you are ready to refrigerate for 30 minutes or until mixture has thickened.
  5. Fill pie crust with strawberry filling: Add strawberry pie filling to pie crust. Refrigerate for up to 6 hours or until firm.
  6. Add toppings: Top with cool whip and a slice strawberry.

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:

When making the gelatin mixture: add the hot water to the gelatin and let it dissolve, then add your cold water and ice cubes, let it sit for about 5 MINUTES to let it thicken slightly before you add the cool whip otherwise it won’t set up and it will be runny/soupy.

No Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie on a white plate.

Can you Make Ahead a No-Bake Pie?

Yes! This pie is best when prepared 24 hours in advance.  It is hard to wait that long once you smell the delicious fresh strawberry and graham cracker crust.  However, allowing it to sit will only enhance the flavors and is totally worth it.  For more storage information I have listed some guidelines for you to keep in mind.

  • Make ahead: Make more than one of these pies at a time and freeze.  This will ensure you always have a delicious dessert ready to thaw whenever you are in the mood!  Cover well with freezer safe wrap and your pie will remain safe in the freezer for up to 8 months.
  • Leftovers: If you do find yourself with leftovers, then you will need to cover them loosely and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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No-Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie

4 from 3 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
This No-Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie is a family favorite around our house. It’s light, it’s refreshing, and you don’t even have to turn on your oven to make this pie.
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Refrigerate for up to 6 hours or until firm.: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Slices

Ingredients 

Graham Cracker Crust:

Strawberry Pie Filing:

  • 1 package strawberry jello 3 oz.
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 container Cool Whip topping 8.oz
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries sliced

Instructions 

  • Using a food processor, pulse graham crackers until crumbly. Mix in sugar, ground cinnamon and melted butter until crust forms.
  • Press graham cracker crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Place pie crust in refrigerator.
  • In a large bowl, add boiling water and gelatin powder. Stir gelatin powder until completely dissolved.Then, add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup ice cubes, stir until gelatin is slightly thickened. TIP: Let the gelatin mixture sit for a few minutes to thicken slightly before you add the cool whip otherwise it won’t set up.
  • Add cool whip topping to gelatin mixture and whisk together until light and fluffy. Stir in sliced strawberries. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until mixture has thickened.
  • Add strawberry pie filling to pie crust. Refrigerate for up to 6 hours or until firm. Top with cool whip and a slice strawberry.

Notes

Updated on June 30, 2020
Originally Posted on May 20, 2015

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 249mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 294IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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63 Comments

  1. I made this for Easter dessert & it was delicious! I baked my crust & then let it cool in the fridge while making the filling. I notice some of the comments said their pie was soup & never set up. Once you add your hot water to the gelatin & dissolve, then add your cold water & ice cubes, let it sit for a few minutes to thicken slightly before you add the cool whip otherwise it won’t set up. Thanks for the great recipe, I would make it again!

  2. Proportions of filling to pie crust seems off; I have enough left over to make another pie. Unfortunately, my filling is not thickening; looks like a run to grocery store for plan B. Fingers crossed the filling will thicken within the next five hours:(

  3. Can you please let me know what graham crackers are and cool whip topping is in the uk ? … Thank you

    1. You can use any kind of hard cookies if you don’t have graham crackers where you live. Cool whip is an unhealthy store bought version of whipped cream.

      1. Uh, Cool Whip is WAY better for you than whipped cream. Look at its nutritional information before assuming.

  4. They do not sell cool whip here, can I just use whipped cream? Pie looks delicious and my daughter in law wants me to make one. Thanks

  5. I accidently used frozen cool whip and so by the time it would mix it was all runny, not sure if it will set or not at all now. =(

    Do you know anyway to fix this?

      1. me too! make it alot and i made it 2 weeks ago & it was great but this time its runny but i already poured it to crust and put it in the freezer & made extra so its sitting in the fridge! jeez i want to try to make with raspberries for me! kind of thinking if i ruin it ill be mad! so not sure i wanna do it today!!! my kids like the strawberry and i like raspberries more!

  6. My pie didn’t work out! 🙁 I switched out the graham cracker crumb crust for oreo, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly, but it never set up (much to my surprise 24 hours later). Sad soup pie is sad 🙁 Oh well… yours looks beautiful <3

  7. The no bake is what drew me to this recipe. I’m not a strawberry fan so I bought some raspberry jello and fresh raspberries, my daughter is already swooning over this. Thanks for sharing, happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

    1. sometimes i get ahead of myself! ill have to see how well it turns out!!
      im gonna try the raspberry but i may wait til tomorrow! i do like a lot of the different suggestions too!! like cream cheese…..
      Thanx to all the different recipes!

    2. Thanks for posting. I was pondering whether the raspberries would be too juicy and keep this from setting!

  8. This is one beautiful cake!! And I LOVE that it’s no-bake! I need something to take down to our friend’s beach house for Memorial Day and I think I just found what I’ll be making 🙂