Strawberry Delight is a delicious no-bake dessert featuring a graham cracker base, strawberries, cheesecake filling, and Cool Whip for a fun summertime treat!

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The Best Strawberry Delight Recipe

If you love no-bake desserts, you will be obsessed with this incredible no-bake strawberry dessert. Full of strawberry flavor, it is definitely going to be your go-to dessert all spring and summer. If you’re a fan of our reader-favorite summer desserts, strawberry crunch poke cake and strawberry scones. you are sure to LOVE this strawberry delight!

The whole dessert starts with a homemade graham cracker crust. Fresh sliced strawberries layer on top. Then, we mix whipped cream, cream cheese, and vanilla for a creamy, fluffy filling.

After a few minutes in the freezer, we add another layer of strawberry filling. Then, we top the whole dessert with lots of fluffy Cool Whip. Doesn’t this just sound so divine?!

Strawberry Delight does take a little bit of time in the freezer. So, be sure to start making it as soon as the craving for strawberry sweets hits! But don’t worry, the steps are effortless and quick, and the result is a gorgeous dessert that everyone will adore.

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Ingredients for Strawberry Delight

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Ingredients to make strawberry delight dessert.

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs – If you do not have graham cracker crumbs, you can grind up whole graham crackers. You will need about 14 graham crackers to make 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter – Unsalted butter works best
  • 10 strawberries – Use fresh strawberries, not frozen

For the Cheesecake Layers:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 ounces cream cheese – Use full-fat, brick-style cream cheese. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature. Cold cream cheese will make lumps in the batter, while soft cream cheese will blend right in!
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons dry strawberry Jello – The smaller, 3-ounce box of Jello will be plenty for this recipe!
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip – Any brand of frozen whipped topping will work, but I think Cool Whip has the best flavor.

Variations

  • Use raspberry Jello in place of strawberry and fresh raspberries rather than strawberry slices to make a raspberry delight.
  • Replace the vanilla extract with almond extract for a nutty flavor twist.

Directions for How to Make Strawberry Delight

  1. Prepare the crust: Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, vanilla, and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish, pressing the crumbs into the bottom of the pan to form an even layer.
  2. Add the strawberries: Layer the strawberries evenly on top of the graham cracker crust. Then, transfer the dish to the freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the cheesecake layer: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then, continue to beat for three minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Beat the cream: In a separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed for three minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  5. Combine: Gently fold the whipped heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture. Fold carefully and slowly, stopping as soon as the ingredients combine.
  6. Layer: Scoop half the cream cheese mixture into the baking pan, spreading it over the strawberries. Then, return the dish to the freezer.
  7. Create the strawberry layer: Add the powdered strawberry Jello to the remaining cream cheese mix, folding gently. Scoop the strawberry filling into the pan, spreading it over the cream cheese filling. Freeze again for 20 minutes.
  8. Top: Spread the Cool Whip on top of the strawberry layer. Then, return the strawberry delight to the freezer for at least an hour or until set.
  9. Garnish and serve: Top the dessert with chopped fresh strawberries and graham cracker crumbs, if desired. Slice, and serve frozen.

How to Store Homemade Strawberry Delight

Strawberry delight is best served fresh as the crust tends to become soggy the longer it sits. However, once frozen and set, leftovers will stay fresh in the fridge for up to five days. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, or transfer pieces to an airtight container to keep them fresh!

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Quick Tip

Make sure to plan and allow plenty of time for each layer to freeze. Otherwise, all the different layers will combine when you add the layers!

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Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight is a delicious no-bake dessert featuring a graham cracker base, strawberries, cheesecake filling, and Cool Whip for a fun summertime treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Equipment

  • 8×8 baking pan
  • Two large mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Offset spatula

Ingredients  

Crust

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 10 strawberries, sliced

Cheesecake Layers

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry Jello
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip

Instructions 

  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, vanilla, and melted butter together. Pour the mix into an 8×8 baking dish and press the crust into the bottom of the pan, making an even layer.
    1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • Place the sliced strawberries in a single, even layer on top of the graham cracker crust.
    10 strawberries, sliced
  • Place the pan in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice together until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then continue to beat the mix for another 3 minutes so it is light and fluffy.
    16 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • In a separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed for about 3 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Gently fold the whipped heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture, folding carefully and slowly and stopping once fully combined.
  • Scoop half of the cream cheese mixture into the baking pan, layering it on top of the strawberries. Spread the cream cheese mix evenly into the bottom of the baking pan, making a nice, smooth layer. Return the pan to the freezer while you do the next step.
  • Add the powdered strawberry jello to the remaining cream cheese mix and fold gently. Once the jello is mixed into the cream cheese, scoop the strawberry filling into the pan and spread it in an even layer on top of the plain cream cheese.
    3 tablespoons strawberry Jello
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Spread the Cool Whip on top of the strawberry layer then return the pan to the freezer to chill for at least an hour.
    8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Garnish with chopped fresh strawberries, and extra graham cracker crumbs or leave plain! Enjoy frozen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1304IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg
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