Jello Pie

 

a slice of pie topped with whipped cream and a cherry on a plate
No-bake Jello Pie is a cool and creamy dessert you can enjoy year-round. With just 5 ingredients, this refreshing pie is one that the whole family will enjoy.
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Table of Contents
  1. Jello Pie Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Jello Pie Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Cool and creamy, no-bake Jello Pie is a refreshing dessert you can enjoy year-round. With just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, this sweet pie is one that you will want to make for parties, potlucks, and fun gatherings with friends and family. 

From Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake to Lemon Pie, no-bake recipes are always a treat. So skip the oven and make this easy and colorful Jello Pie in any flavor that you like. 

a slice of pie topped with whipped cream and a cherry on a plate

Jello Pie Ingredients

Jello Pie raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • 3 ounces Jello Strawberry Flavor
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust, 9-inch

Substitutions and Additions

JELLO: You can make this easy dessert with different flavors of Jello. I have made it with grape jello and everyone loves the rich and fun purple color it creates. How about a magical blue or green pie? You could even make the easy filling match the season. Try orange jello for Halloween or pastel color for Easter. 

TOPPING: A dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip and a maraschino cherry will make a slice of this pie extra special. You could also add fresh fruit on top or a scoop of ice cream on the side. 

GRAHAM CRACKERS: You could swap out the plain graham cracker pie crust for chocolate graham crackers or even an oreo crust. You could also make a homemade graham cracker crust if you prefer.

How to Make This Jello Pie Recipe

STEP ONE: Boil your water as you prepare your other ingredients.

STEP TWO: Stir together the boiling water and strawberry Jello for two minutes until completely dissolved. 

boiling water and strawberry jello whisked together in a bowl

STEP THREE: Add the ice cold water to the gelatin mixture and stir until slightly thickened.

PRO TIP: If you have strawberries hanging out in your fridge, you could mix in a few diced strawberries to your jello and Cool Whip mixture.

STEP FOUR: Whisk in 2 cups Cool Whip until well blended.

cool whip whisked into the strawberry jello mixture in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Refrigerate the pie filling for 30 minutes.

PRO TIP: It does take a while to set so ensure that you give yourself a good 4 hours before you want to enjoy it.

STEP SIX: Smooth out into the prepared pie shell and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.

jello mixture poured into a pie crust

How to Serve

Slice and serve your pie with a dollop of whipped cream and a scooping of fresh fruit. Strawberries, cherries, or blueberries add bright color and a burst of flavor to the lush Jello Pie. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: If you have any pie left over, pop it back in the fridge to keep cool until you are ready to serve more. 

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this pie as gelatin doesn’t freeze well and the texture will change once thawed.

close up of a whole pie

Jello Pie is quick and easy to make when you don’t want to turn on the oven or spend too long in the kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients you can make this pie over and over, just changing out the flavor of the Jello to create a whole new pie. Sweet and fluffy, this is a dessert the whole family will enjoy. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t find ready-made crusts at the grocery store, can I make my own crust? 

You can make your own graham cracker crust if you want to or can’t find a premade one. Either use graham crumbs or turn whole graham crackers into crumbs in your food processor, mix with about 5-6 tablespoons of melted butter, and press into your pie plate.

Can this pie be frozen? 

We don’t recommend freezing this pie as gelatin doesn’t freeze well and the texture will change once thawed.

Can I use homemade whipped cream in this recipe? 

You could replace the Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream either in the mixture or on top of the pie.

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a slice of pie topped with whipped cream and a cherry on a plate

Jello Pie

No-bake Jello Pie is a cool and creamy dessert you can enjoy year-round. With just 5 ingredients, this refreshing pie is one that the whole family will enjoy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • cup boiling water
  • 3 ounces Jello strawberry flavor
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 graham cracker crumb crust, 9-inch

Instructions
 

  • Boil your water as you prepare your other ingredients.
  • Stir together the boiling water and strawberry Jello for two minutes until completely dissolved.
  • Add the ice cold water to the gelatin mixture and stir until slightly thickened.
  • Whisk in 2 cups Cool Whip until well blended.
  • Refrigerate the pie filling for 30 minutes.
  • Smooth out into the prepared pie shell and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.

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Notes

  • If you have strawberries hanging out in your fridge, you could mix in a few diced strawberries to your jello and Cool Whip mixture.
  • It does take a while to set so ensure that you give yourself a good 4 hours before you want to enjoy it.

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