Strawberry Delight No Bake Dessert

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Simple and easy strawberry delight recipe with berries, cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and a pecan crust. Dreamy no bake dessert recipe!

strawberry delight no bake dessert in blue baking dish

Strawberry season is right around the corner, and I’ve got strawberries on the brain. While I love a good strawberry cream pie, my sweet tooth also loves strawberry delight with its strawberries and cream like filling.

This is one no bake strawberry dessert that’s super easy to make. It doesn’t take a lot of time.

It also requires no baking, depending on what type of crust you go with. Personally, I love making it with our favorite nutty pie crust, but you can also make it with an easy graham cracker crust.

It does require just a few minutes of stove time to prepare the strawberry filling, but trust me when I say, it’s so worth it.

If you love no bake dessert recipes, you’ll also love my blueberry delight and no bake pumpkin dessert.

slice of no bake strawberry dessert on white plate with bite of Dream Whip cream cheese filling, berries, and pie crust on fork

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE FOR STRAWBERRY DELIGHT?

If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the delicious creamy no bake strawberry dessert recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

Start with the Crust

So, first things first, you have to lay a foundation for your dessert. And that means, you need a crust.

If you choose to make my favorite pecan nut pie crust, it’s so simple and easy and requires just a few minutes of bake time.

pecan nut pie crust in blue baking dish

There are other pie crust options, as well. For instance…

  • Vanilla Wafer crust
  • Buy a store bought crust and press pecans into it. (This would likely make a smaller pie.)
  • Line a graham cracker crust with sliced bananas.

Next Step: Make The Fresh Strawberry Pie Filling

The strawberry pie filling is probably my favorite part of this dessert, besides the cream cheese. It’s quick and easy to make too.

Just a few tips…

fresh strawberries sliced in a glass Pyrex measuring cup, ready for strawberry delight
  • Use fresh strawberries. They don’t have near the amount of water that frozen berries will have. And they have better flavor.
  • Whisk the cornstarch and water together first. This will ensure a lump-free pie filling.
  • Bring the entire recipe to a boil, and boil for a good 3 to 5 minutes, or until it really thickens up and becomes a deep red color.
making strawberry sauce or pie filling for easy strawberry desserts

The ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below.

mixing strawberries with strawberry pie filling for strawberry dessert

And Then the Dream Whip Filling

Now some people do make this filling with Cool Whip, but I’ve carried on my mom’s tradition of a creamy Dream Whip filling. I like to call it angel fluff.

When you mix Dream Whip with cream cheese, it becomes this amazing dreamy filling with all that cream cheese goodness. It makes an excellent strawberry no bake dessert.

Dream Whip filling for no bake strawberry dessert in blue and white baking dish on white marble countertop

Just a few tips for how to make the creamy filling…

  • Beat the cream cheese separately first thing. This will help it soften up more, and it will blend in better with the Dream Whip, once you’re ready for that step.
  • Mix the Dream Whip according to the package directions (also included in the recipe card below).
  • You can split the Dream Whip filling in half to make 2 smaller pies (also, the strawberry filling above).
  • You can save back just a little bit of whipped cream for a whipped topping on the final dessert.

Once your Dream Whip is mixed up, you’ll layer it on top of the crust. And then you’ll add the strawberry pie filling on top of that dreamy whipped cream cheese layer for the most scrumptious dessert ever.

adding layer of strawberry pie filling onto Dream Whip cream cheese layer for strawberry delight recipe

It’s strawberries and cream at its best!

strawberry delight dessert in blue and white baking dish, made with fresh strawberries

Want More Easy Strawberry Desserts?

Can I Freeze This No Bake Strawberry Dessert?

Yes, you can freeze it. In fact, you can freeze it either before or after you add the berry topping.

Just be sure it’s in a sealed container or covered really well so it doesn’t get freezer burnt.

It should last up to 6 months in the freezer.

slice of strawberry delight on white plate

Kitchen Tools You’ll Need to Make a Strawberries and Cream No Bake Dessert:

13″x9″ Baking Dish – You’ll need this size baking dish for this recipe. I find myself using this size for so many recipes, not just desserts.

Blender – for puréeing the berries.

Large Saucepan

Spatula – Where would I be without my spatulas? I have a whole slew of them because we’re ALWAYS using them.

Mixer – You’ll need a mixer to mix together the ingredients for the creamy filling.

no bake strawberry dessert in a blue and white baking dish

Creamy Strawberry Dessert Recipe

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Yield: 15 servings

Strawberry Delight No Bake Dessert

Strawberry Delight No Bake Dessert

Simple and easy strawberry delight recipe with berries, cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and a pecan crust. Dreamy no bake dessert recipe!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pecan nut pie crust

Strawberry Topping:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 cup strawberry purée
  • 6 cups strawberries, sliced

Dream Whip Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 envelopes Dream Whip, (1 box)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk the corn starch and water together in a small glass measuring cup.
  2. Add the corn starch mixture together with the sugar in a medium to large saucepan.
  3. Mix in the strawberry purée.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil on low to medium heat, constantly stirring with a spatula to avoid scorching.
  5. Once the mixture boils, cook it for 3 to 5 more minutes, or until it thickens and turns a deep red.
  6. Remove the strawberry sauce from the heat, and allow it to cool.*
  7. Meanwhile, using a mixer, beat the cream cheese well.
  8. In a separate mixer bowl, whisk together the Dream Whip with the milk and vanilla, according to package directions. Whisk it until it begins to form soft peaks, about 4 minutes.
  9. Add the cream cheese and powdered sugar to the Dream Whip mixture, and whisk for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it's smooth and creamy.
  10. Spread the Dream Whip cream cheese filling onto the prepared pie crust.**
  11. Once the strawberry sauce has cooled enough, mix the sliced strawberries into the sauce.
  12. Spread the strawberries and sauce mixture over the Dream Whip filling.
  13. Cover your no bake strawberry dessert and allow it to chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible.
  14. When it's ready to serve, you can top it off with a dollop of whipped cream or serve it as is. It's so delicious!

Notes

*I like to put my strawberry sauce in the freezer while I go about mixing up the rest of the pie. About 30 minutes in the freezer (with occasional stirring) will cool it enough that you can finish making the dessert.

**You can use a regular pie crust or a graham cracker crust. Or get creative with the other options I included in the post above.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

15 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447 Saturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 58mg Sodium: 185mg Carbohydrates: 49g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 31g Protein: 3g
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8 thoughts on “Strawberry Delight No Bake Dessert”

    • Melissa, I wouldn’t recommend making it with heavy whipping cream. It did not work out well for me when I tried it. But I have read others saying that Cool Whip turned out fine. I believe it would be about 4 cups you’d need to use.

  1. The dream whip filling turned out very runny, not thick at all. Anything I could have done differently? It tasted good but wont be making again unless I could get the filling to be not so runny.

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