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No-Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie

This No-Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie is a light, refreshing and easy to make pie, filled with fresh strawberries!

No Bake Strawberry & 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 graham cracker crust has a hint of cinnamon, which makes this pie even more delicious. 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 your Memorial Day or 4th of July BBQ’s.


Enjoy & have a fun, safe Memorial Day weekend!


No Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie



GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST: For the crust, I like to use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to pack down the crust into the pan, it makes it super easy. Also, the key to a great no-bake graham cracker crust is letting it refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before topping it with the pie filling.


ADD MORE FRUIT:  If you want you can add fresh blueberries, I like to add about 1 cup of blueberries to the sliced strawberries before mixing the fruit into the pie filling mixture.


 PIE NOT SETTING: I have received some comments from people that the pie is not setting.

Here is a TIP: Add the hot water to the gelatin and let it dissolve, then add your cold water and ice cubes, let it sit for about 10 MINUTES to let it thicken slightly before you add the cool whip otherwise it won’t set up and it will be runny/soupy. 


CHILLING TIME: It’s super important to allow at least 6 hours for this pie to set in the refrigerator before serving. But trust me, it will be worth the wait!






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No-Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie

Yield: Serves 8

Prep Time:10 minutes

Total Time:6 hours & 10 minutes

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Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
Strawberry Pie Filing:
  • 1 (3 oz.) package strawberry jello
  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip topping
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced


STEP 1: Using a food processor, pulse graham crackers until crumbly. Mix in sugar, ground cinnamon and melted butter until crust forms.

STEP 2: Press graham cracker crust into a 9-inch spring-form pan. Place pie crust in refrigerator.

STEP 3: In a large bowl, add boiling water and gelatin powder. Whisk gelatin powder until completely dissolved.Then, add ½ cup cold water and ½ cup ice cubes, whisk until gelatin is slightly thickened. TIP: Let the gelatin mixture sit for 10 minutes to thicken slightly before you add the cool whip otherwise it won’t set up.

STEP 4: 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.

STEP 5: Add strawberry pie filling to pie crust. Refrigerate for up to 6 hours or until firm. Top with cool whip and a slice strawberry.


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31 Responses to “No-Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie”

  1. RHEZA — June 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Can I make this 2 days in advance?

    • Jennifer — June 11th, 2018 @ 1:17 pm

      Yes, you can!

  2. Alice — April 23, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I added a 8 ounces of cream cheese to mine 

  3. Michelle — March 31, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Will this be okay if I make it and let it sit overnight? Or is it only okay for up to 6 hours?

    • Jennifer — April 6th, 2018 @ 9:30 am

      Yes, you can make it and let it sit overnight!

  4. Kellie — February 25, 2017 at 2:09 am

    This dessert looks like the perfect summer time dessert. I definitely plan on making it when summer arives (if I can wait that long) ha…subscribed & looking forward to cruising around your blog:)

  5. Elizabeth — November 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm


    Because you are using cool whip. Is this freezable? I have 30 coming and I’m trying to make a few desserts ahead of time. 

  6. Betty — July 8, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    This dessert is a winner! I made it twice this weekend for family bbq’s. I followed the directions exactly; using the tips such as chilling the crust for 30 minutes and letting the jello mixture sit for 5 minutes to set a little before adding the cool whip. Light and lovely – will definitely make again!

    • Jenn — August 31st, 2016 @ 11:55 am

      I’m so glad that your family loved this pie, I make it all the time too! It’s easy to make and so delicious! 🙂

  7. Max Carter — June 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Without the crust, is it like a mousse ?

    • Jenn — July 5th, 2016 @ 11:14 am

      Yes! 🙂

  8. Summer — May 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Use heavy whipping cream and it should set nicely:-)

  9. Allane — November 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Jenn, I can’t find the link to click to see the recipe. Could you copy/paste please 🙂 Thank you

  10. Eileen — November 24, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I’m not seeing the quantities for the ingredients.

    • Jenn — November 24th, 2015 @ 8:39 am

      You have to click on the link to go to the recipe! 🙂

  11. Kathe — November 21, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Can I use raspberries instead of strawberries? I am allergic to strawberries so if I could substitute that would be great.

    • Jenn — November 22nd, 2015 @ 8:27 am

      Yes you can! 🙂

  12. Elizabeth — October 8, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Could I replace the Cool Whip with whip cream?

    • Jenn — October 9th, 2015 @ 11:35 am

      No, whip cream will not set up correctly.

  13. Jaime — August 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Attempting this tonight for a co-worker who loves desserts and I thought this one would be easy and delicious. 

  14. Judy — August 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    This looks so good, I think I might make it today. It is between that and a summer dessert salad.

  15. ansam — June 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

    it looks fabulous and easy!i have t try it thanks for sharing

  16. Michele @ Two Raspberries — May 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    no-bake is always the best! this is strawberry’s at their finest! so pretty and yummy! 😉 

  17. Audrey — May 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Great recipe…..esp. for diabetics, I used sugar-free jello.

  18. Daneille — May 28, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Perfect treat for summer! I’m looking for ideas for the 4th of July that I can make red white and blue. I’m thinking of  doing a trifle with an angel cake died blue with whipped cream and strawberries!

  19. April @ Food n' Focus — May 28, 2015 at 7:23 am

    This looks like the perfect dessert for summer!

  20. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — May 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    This pie looks fantastic! So light and fluffy and I love the texture from the chunked strawberries! 

  21. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — May 24, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Wow! This looks fabulous. I love strawberry pies and it’s almost strawberry picking season where I live. 🙂

  22. Donna Bailey — May 22, 2015 at 2:37 am

    I`m a little bit obsessed of no-bake desserts lately and can`t wait to try your recipe. Pinned! Thanks for sharing! Regards,

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  23. Maureen — May 22, 2015 at 12:34 am

    This is such a perfectly made dessert pie! It’s no bake and I can feel the lightness it contains. The strawberries are just refreshing. This is very delightful. The color is perfect and it’s very appetizing!

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