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!
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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.
Comments & Reviews
Amount per serving is nice to have but of no value if you don’t print the amount of servings per pie. Sound delish.
Thank you for the feedback. We must have overlooked that.
Pretty Maker says
I made the crust and I will be using cherry Starburst flavored jello. I can’t wait to try it. I have the crusts in the fridge cooling. I will let you know how it turns out when it’s done.
Julie Richardsonjes says
Loved it but used orange Jello and mine was like a orange cream sickle pie it was awesome
That sounds amazing. I need to try that next!
it’s way better with chopped strawberries folded in. If using a 9”, use 2 cups of chopped fruit.
That is a wonderful suggestion. Thank you!
I have followed the directions to the letter, and have tried to make it many times. The pudding mix always comes out watery and not firm up… Thanks for any help.
Sherl Kitchen says
Hj, I seen your comment on this recipe and I noticed you said you’re pudding mix was always watery and would never firm up. in the recipe it uses strawberry gelatin not the pudding I just thought maybe this might be helpful.
Thank you! That is very helpful!
It does not say what size cool whip
Recipe calls for 2 cups of whipped topping.
Added Chopped strawberries!! Came out great.
That sounds delicious!
I just made the strawberry jello cool whip pie also and chilled it for 30 minutes and it is still runny. Please tell me what I need to do? Thanks
Leave it in the fridge for two hours. I hope that helps.
It says 2 cups of whipped topping (16 ounces).
Do you think I could use this in cream puffs
Give it a try and let us know how it works!
im thinking of adding Pie filling to bottom of Pie crust then adding the filling. Do you have any thoughts on that idea at all?.I am a little concerned that it would mush the pie cust
I’ve added cream cheese to this…delicious
Debbie Epperson says
Instead of cold water I always used ice cubes. But I don’t have them so am going to try the other way. I just was so hungry for this and I use sugar free jello instead of regular. It’s yummy. My husband was diabetic and I always fixed this for him.
I’m going to try it I’m diabete and so is my daughter she is coming for New Years
I’m gonna make one now!!!
My mother would make this. Can you add fresh fruit to this
Sure! Give it a try!
Can you add fruit on to of the whip cream/jello mixture or will it break it down
We haven’t tried that. I’m sure you could add some fruit just before serving.
How can I substitute frozen strawberries for the fresh strawberries? Thank you
I think you could thaw them out and pat them dry with a paper towel.
This souds great and easy.
I am 75 yr old. As a child I had a kids cookbook from Carnation evaporated milk making a pie like this. You used whipped ev. milk and a PKG of thawed sweetened strawberries, and the jello of course. Loved it, made it often.
my pie would not set up it was still runny the next morning/ could you tell me what I did wrong. I really want to try it again
I’m so sorry it didn’t work out. I have no idea what could have gone wrong. Did you use regular whipped topping?
Have frozen strawberries. How many and do I slice them? And I don’t know graham crackers or crust. Can it be alright without a crust?
Hello. I’m sorry, I’m not understanding your question. There are no strawberries in this recipe. We use strawberry jello. Are you wanting to garnish it with strawberries? If so, I’d use fresh, not frozen. Also, this being a pie, I’d stick with using a crust. It doesn’t really matter if it is a graham cracker crust or not.
You cut some in small pieces in the fillings
And some on the bottom of a pie crust
mary johnson says
Made this with what I had on hand – Used cherry jello and folded in well drained 8 oz. crushed pineapple – it was awesome! Can’t wait to try other combos. Thanks for the great recipe
Juanita Tibbs says
Can we use sugar free Jello?
We haven’t tried this. But I don’t see why not…
gina zdru says
After I put mine in fridge overnight, there was still a line of jello at the bottom. How come? What did i do wrong?
I used frozen strawberries in syrup instead of the cold water. Wow, I love this pie.
This is a big bit in my house!! I’ve made it 3 times now with different flavors. Personal favorite it lime, hubby’s is cherry. My only complaint is that each time it comes out with jello separated from the cool whip, and usually on the bottom. Any tips to help this not happen? Also, in the video it says pour directly in to the pie crust, but the written directions say chill for 30 minutes before putting in crust. Please help. Thanks
Can this be frozen for a week or longer? If so, what do you recommend as to thawing before serving?
We haven’t tried that. But I’m assuming you could freeze it. I’d just thaw it out in the fridge overnight. Or it may even be good as a frozen treat?!?!
I love this recipe have made it many times with no problems. I’m in the process of making it tonight, but for some reason the jello won’t set up. I followed the recipe exactly. I’ve given up and put the jello in the fridge, hopefully this will work.
We have heard of this happening randomly, and no one (including us) seems to be able to figure out why it happens. So sorry.
So, easy. I baked a pie shell and smeared strawberry jam on the crust to seal before adding the Jello mixture.
Oooh! The strawberry jam is a great idea!
Doris Sandy says
How would you make a double cool whip pie filling ?
I’m not sure what you mean? Like a pie twice the size? Twice the thickness? Or two pies?
Looks awesome 👌
Let us know how it turns out!
I plan on making this for Easter dinner however make something very similar with a Jello recipe. I think the reason people have trouble with it separating is after it sets in the fridge for 30 minutes it needs to be stirred before going into the pie crust. The recipe I have used is called Magic Mousse and could probably be used with the pie crust too. Magic Mousse is just Jello made with only 1-1/2 cups of water and one container of Cool Whip mixed in. Put it in a clear bowl and in the refrigerator to set up. While setting up the mixture will separate into three different layers making it a ‘magic mousse’. It looks very cool and the kids love it. I don’t put additional plaqin whipped cream on top until I’m ready to serve it.
We’ve made this for years, but we have always used strawberry cool whip pie filling for a topping with cool whip on top of that. My favorite as a kid and still is.