Bring the mixture to a boil on low to medium heat, constantly stirring with a spatula to avoid scorching.
Once the mixture boils, cook it for 3 to 5 more minutes, or until it thickens and turns a deep red.
Remove the strawberry sauce from the heat, and allow it to cool.*
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.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese well.
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.
Spread the Dream Whip cream cheese filling onto the prepared pie crust.*
Once the strawberry sauce has cooled enough, mix the sliced strawberries into the sauce.
Spread the strawberries and sauce mixture over the Dream Whip filling.
Cover your no bake strawberry dessert and allow it to chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible.
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! Be sure to store this no bake dessert in the refrigerator, where it should keep for 2-3 days.
*Make strawberry purée by blending strawberries in a blender. It'll likely take 6-8 big strawberries to make 1 cup of strawberry purée.*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.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 an airtight container or covered really well so it doesn't get freezer burnt. It should last up to 6 months in the freezer.