I have pretty much declared this the Summer of No Bake Desserts. (Yes, the calendar still says Spring but the thermometer trumps it with Summer.) The thought of heating the oven up right now makes my power bill and deodorant tremble with fear. I know there are probably hotter places, but Florida in the Summer is no joke. So, bring on the easy peasy, cool and creamy no bake desserts like this Strawberry Shortcake Pie!
Strawberry Shortcake Pie
So technically I am taking the liberty of calling this Strawberry Shortcake Pie. While there isn’t really a shortcake biscuit or sponge cake, the shortbread pie crust is a sweet, buttery counterpart to the vanilla pudding fluff and bright, tart strawberries. And really, with all that deliciousness stuffed into a pie crust, who’s complaining?!
Strawberry Shortcake Pie
- One Keebler shortbread pie crust or graham cracker crust
- One small box instant vanilla pudding mix
- One cup cold milk
- One 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip thawed
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries cut into bite sized pieces
- Whole strawberries for garnish optional
In a bowl, stir together the vanilla pudding mix and cold milk until thoroughly mixed.
Allow to set for about one minute.
Fold in the thawed Cool Whip and stir just until combined.
Gently fold in the chopped strawberries.
Pour mixture into the shortbread pie crust.
Refrigerate until ready to serve and then garnish with additional whole strawberries.
Wasn’t that easy? This pie would be a delicious dessert for your Memorial Day potluck, picnic or Summer get together. Just make sure to keep it cold until serving. Just look at all those strawberries in that cool, creamy vanilla pudding fluff!
I, like most food bloggers, give a TON of stuff away. To neighbors, coworkers, the neighborhood kids … totally a perk for our friends and family 🙂 As a result, there is a sweet little exchange between one of Chris’ coworkers, Virgil, Virgil’s wife Maria and I. Virgil brings containers filled to the brim with arroz con gandules (a rice/bean dish) that Maria makes for me. It is simple and hearty and I eat it every day for lunch until it is gone! So, in return, I send them back treats, like this Strawberry Shortcake Pie. Dessert really is my love language. 😉 After our recent exchange, Virgil told Chris that Maria talked about their “friend that they’ve never met that bakes for them”. Or no bakes in this case 😉
More No-Bake Desserts!
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