This Strawberry Jello Cool Whip Pie is a super easy No Bake Recipe that uses only 4 ingredients (and one of those is water!). You can prep it in under 15 minutes and it makes the perfect summer dessert recipe for cookouts, picnics and fun family gatherings!
Summer Dessert Recipes
I have been ALL IN on summer dessert recipes lately. Sure, I love a super rich dessert like this Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake or a Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie, but lately I’ve discovered that a nice, light and fruity dessert can be just as delicious. This is especially true on a warm summer day.
Lately, we’ve shared some of these recipes and the have all be big hits! These Mini Lemon Strawberry Tarts have just the right zest to balance with the sweet fruit. And both these Pineapple and Strawberry Pretzel Salads are the perfect thing to pair with any summer menu! We love these desserts because they are light, not too rich and not too rich. You can eat them and still have energy to play a game of backyard football or play in the neighborhood pool! Also, check out this list of recipes if you are looking for more desserts like this!
For our next dessert recipe, we want to share this Jello Cool Pie!
Strawberry Jello Cool Whip Pie
This is such an easy pie recipe to make and only takes a couple of ingredients. It’s light, creamy and you get the feeling that you could eat the whole pie in one sitting!
Jello Pie Ingredients
So simple! You probably already have these in your kitchen:
- 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin
- Whipped topping
- Premade graham cracker pie crust
Do You Have To Use Premade Graham Cracker Crust?
Not at all! If you know us here at Bubba Pie, we keep our recipes super simple, easy and fast whenever we can. If making your own crust is important to you, go for it! You probably already have your own graham cracker crust recipe, but if you don’t, here is how we do it.
All you need is 14-16 “sheets” of graham crackers and 1/2 cup of melted butter (unsalted). Crush the graham crackers up as finely as possible (a food processor is best) and mix with the melted butter. Just press this crust up against a 9-inch pie plate that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Store Bought Whipped Topping Or Homemade Whipped Cream.
I LOVE cool whip. So we have no problem grabbing a tub at the store and using it for any of our recipes. But, once again, if you want to make your own homemade Whipped Cream, it’s just about as simple as the crust!
We simply use 1 Cup of Heavy Cream, 1 1/2 Tbsp of powdered sugar (confectioners sugar) and 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract. Combine them all in a bowl and whip them on a high setting. You’ll know it is done when you see “high peaks” form.
Other Variations and Notes For A Jello Cool Whip Pie
We used Strawberry Jello Mix in our recipe. And, while my daughter absolutely loves the “pink” color that this results in, you can certainly try lots of different flavors to liven things up!
I’ve also seen versions of this recipe with fresh fruit folded into the mixture. Or you could garnish this Strawberry Cool Whip Pie with a fresh fruit of your choice!
This is a great recipe to make with the kids. Let them pick out the color that they want and let them help in the kitchen, there really is no way to mess this recipe up. But it may be best to let mom handle the part with the boiling water.
I hope enjoy this recipe for Strawberry Jello Cool Whip Pie. Let me know how it turns out for you!
Tools To Help With This Recipe
Strawberry Jello Cool Whip Pie
- 1 3- ounce package strawberry gelatin
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 cups whipped topping
- 1 premade graham cracker pie crust
- Add the strawberry gelatin mixture to a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the gelatin is dissolved, around 2 minutes. Stir in the cold water. Continue stirring until the mixture begins to thicken.
- Add the whipped topping and stir until smooth. Chill the pie filling for 30 minutes.
- When the filling is set, spread it into the pie crust. Chill the pie for at least 4 hours before serving.