Strawberry Icebox Pie

Strawberry Icebox Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple no-bake recipe for a frozen ice cream cake of sorts that is perfect for summer parties and backyard bbq. A sweet and salty pecan graham cracker crust is topped with a light and fluffy strawberry cream made with cream cheese, frozen berries, and whipped cream. You can make this easy dessert ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve a crowd. This simple dessert is a great birthday treat that kids and adults will love. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com.

I’m having a great day. I’m talking extra whipped cream on your frappacino kind of day. An accidental sale at Madewell kind of day. A find a twenty dollar bill in the pocket of your old jeans kind of day. Listen, we don’t need a reason to celebrate around here, but darnit, if we did we would have it.

So what are we celebrating? For starters, Brett and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage! True, 5 years of marriage is nothing compared to 10, 20, or 50 years, but if you’re already married you know that most days it’s a miracle you made it past the first 12 months. Little victories, people, little victories!

Strawberry Icebox Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple no-bake recipe for a frozen ice cream cake of sorts that is perfect for summer parties and backyard bbq. A sweet and salty pecan graham cracker crust is topped with a light and fluffy strawberry cream made with cream cheese, frozen berries, and whipped cream. You can make this easy dessert ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve a crowd. This simple dessert is a great birthday treat that kids and adults will love. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Next, it’s my Mom’s birthday! This is the same lady who gave me life! The one who took care of me when I had the stomach bug and loved me through that whole year I had a big wart on my foot. My beautiful Mama is the most joyful, kind, servant-hearted human I know, and I love her so much that I could weep. (I’m not crying, you’re crying!) This year she celebrates that really special birthday that comes right after 49 and right before 51. I don’t feel bad about telling you her age because she’s a mega-babe and most of my guys friends from high school would confirm that. (You guys are gross, BTW.)

Strawberry Icebox Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple no-bake recipe for a frozen ice cream cake of sorts that is perfect for summer parties and backyard bbq. A sweet and salty pecan graham cracker crust is topped with a light and fluffy strawberry cream made with cream cheese, frozen berries, and whipped cream. You can make this easy dessert ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve a crowd. This simple dessert is a great birthday treat that kids and adults will love. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com.

Finally, we’re celebrating my half birthday! Yes, I know it’s a bit narcissistic of me to celebrate something so insignificant, but for all the shade people typically throw at turning 30, I’d say it deserves a little love. The past 6 months have been nothing short of a learning experience, and I feel like I want to drop some knowledge on the cool things I learned in my newest decade. So here’s a short list of the very important (and not-so important) things that 30 has taught me.

Strawberry Icebox Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple no-bake recipe for a frozen ice cream cake of sorts that is perfect for summer parties and backyard bbq. A sweet and salty pecan graham cracker crust is topped with a light and fluffy strawberry cream made with cream cheese, frozen berries, and whipped cream. You can make this easy dessert ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve a crowd. This simple dessert is a great birthday treat that kids and adults will love. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com.

Things I’ve Learned

  1. It’s okay to lie about your age. Your babysitter, the shoe salesman, or that cute guy at the bar will not have a clue. BUT! If you’re 30 and rocking it, shout it from the rooftops. If you feel like 25, dance like you’re 24.
  2. Trends are weird. I recently saw a photo of Kim Kardashain wearing a pair of orthotic sneakers that are most commonly sported by the elderly population. Apparently these are cool. Thus, I know nothing.
  3. It’s not too late. This is my new motto for pretty much everything. As in, it’s not too late to learn a new language. It’s not too late to be a tennis player. It’s not too late to teach your husband how to load the dishwasher. There’s a first time for everything, and this old dog plans on learning lots of new tricks.
  4. With that being said, it’s not too late… to say you’re sorry. It’s not too late to make things right. It’s not too late to be joyful! Peaceful! Humble! Graceful! When the world tells you you’re someone you don’t want to be, prove them wrong. It’s never too late to be the person you want to be.
  5. As you get older, so do other people. This is hard. Watching the people you love age and struggle feels so unnatural. It feels unjust, out of place. I don’t really have any wisdom to shed on this, but sometimes things aren’t okay and that’s okay. If you’re hurting in this area, know that you’re not alone.
  6. Life is short. Eat dessert first. I learned this early on in life, but at 30, I’m embracing it. Let’s start living this truth with a slice of strawberry icebox pie.

Strawberry Icebox Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple no-bake recipe for a frozen ice cream cake of sorts that is perfect for summer parties and backyard bbq. A sweet and salty pecan graham cracker crust is topped with a light and fluffy strawberry cream made with cream cheese, frozen berries, and whipped cream. You can make this easy dessert ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve a crowd. This simple dessert is a great birthday treat that kids and adults will love. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com.

Strawberry Icebox Pie

This strawberry icebox pie is the bomb.com for about a hundred reasons. It’s completely no-bake; also, it can be made ahead in less that 30 minutes. and it tastes like a fluffy, frozen heavenly cloud. If that’s not reason enough to make this strawberry icebox pie forevermore, then 30 has taught me nothing.

How to Make Strawberry Icebox Pie

To make your own strawberry icebox pie, we start with the crust! Graham crackers, pecans, brown sugar, and butter get a quick whiz in the food processor until a wet sand consistency comes together. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a 9″ springform pan and set it aside while you prep the rest of the pie.

For the filling, frozen strawberries are pulsed to icy slush and added to a smooth mixture made of whipped cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. Once the berries have been added, fresh whipped cream is folded in to give the mixture some body. Essentially, we’re making thin no-churn ice cream here, one that will take on the semblance of an ice cream pie once frozen. Pour the mixture over top of the prepared crust and place the whole thing in the freezer to set up completely.

Strawberry Icebox Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple no-bake recipe for a frozen ice cream cake of sorts that is perfect for summer parties and backyard bbq. A sweet and salty pecan graham cracker crust is topped with a light and fluffy strawberry cream made with cream cheese, frozen berries, and whipped cream. You can make this easy dessert ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve a crowd. This simple dessert is a great birthday treat that kids and adults will love. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com.

How to Store this Pie

Covered with a piece of foil, this strawberry icebox pie will keep for several weeks, but I can promise you’ll want to dive in sooner than that. This is a really simple frozen treat to make, but it’s also highly adaptable too! You can sub in frozen raspberries, blueberries, or even peaches for the strawberries. Just pick your poison and enjoy.

I’m sharing this strawberry icebox pie with a number of other bloggers who think #strawberriesarethejam. Thanks to Becca, Ruth, Annie, and Joy for making this a fun collaboration. Please check out their sites to get links to a number of other strawberry-filled recipes! Thanks for celebrating with me today, and I hope you enjoy this strawberry icebox pie!

Strawberry Icebox Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a simple no-bake recipe for a frozen ice cream cake of sorts that is perfect for summer parties and backyard bbq. A sweet and salty pecan graham cracker crust is topped with a light and fluffy strawberry cream made with cream cheese, frozen berries, and whipped cream. You can make this easy dessert ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve a crowd. This simple dessert is a great birthday treat that kids and adults will love. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com.

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Strawberry Icebox Pie

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This strawberry icebox pie is a creamy, frozen dessert that is make head, simple, and requires less than 30 minutes of prep time. A sweet and salty crust, sweet and creamy filling, and tart fruit makes the most of this warm-weather treat that a crowd can enjoy!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 360

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 9 (140 gm) graham cracker sheets
  • ¾ cup (80 gm) pecans
  • ¼ cup (50 gm) light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons (85 gm) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 16 ounces (450 gm) fresh or frozen strawberries, stemmed
  • 11/4 cup (300 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 114 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 ounces (110 gm) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Extra whipped cream or fresh strawberries for serving, if desired

Instructions

To prepare the crust:

  1. Combine the graham crackers, pecans, light brown sugar, and salt in a food processors or blender and process until the crackers are in crumbs and everything is well combined. Pour the crumbs into a bowl and stir in the butter to combine. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a 9” springform pan and set aside while you prepare the filling.

To prepare the filling:

  1. If using frozen strawberries, set them out at room temperature while you prepare the whipped cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, use a whisk attachment to whip the heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and cream cheese together until the mixture is a thick and cloud-like mixture. Set aside. Process the berries in a food processor or a blender until they have been reduced to a thick puree (or icy slush, if using frozen berries). Some larger (1/8-1/4”) chunks will still exist. Stir the berries into the whipped cream mixture. Scrape the sides of the bowl and then fold to well-incorporate it. The mixture will still be a little loose, but be sure to not overwork it. Pour the mixture on top of the prepared pie crust, cover the pan with a sheet of plastic wrap, and place on an even surface in the freezer until solid, about 6 hours or overnight. Once frozen, set out 10 minutes at room temperature prior to slicing. Serve with additional whipped cream or fresh berries, if desired.

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42 thoughts on “Strawberry Icebox Pie”

  1. I know this seems like a silly question, but does the recipe call for 1 and 1/4 cup whipping cream or just 1/4 cup? I’m confusing myself because on the next line, it’s one 14 ounce can of condensed milk. And I know that means one can 🙃. Maybe I need more caffeine this morning!!!! Thanks for the clarity! I’m making this for a church dinner this week…I just know it’ll be a hit!

  2. Finished making the pie. Have been looking for “the recipe” for the taste of that one pie you can’t duplicate from my memory. This is it! In the fridge, I am so happy I live alone. Tehee

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  4. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but it looks delicious and I’m planning on it! I don’t often read the blog lead-up to the recipe but for some reason I found myself reading yours today. #8 got me (“ As you get older, so do other people.”). Wasn’t expecting the wave of emotion that came out of nowhere. It is hard. And yes, you’re not alone!

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  9. I have made four in less than 2 weeks! Not all for me, but i had to share with family and friends. What a refreshing and utterly delicious pie. Everyone wants this recipe. Thank you! You have a new follower

  10. Kate: I made this for my dinner last night and everyone loved it. I wasn’t sure if it will set because it seemed a bit watery but it did.
    Great recipe!!

    Thank you so much.

  11. Kate: I just made this …the mixture looks a bit runny. I am really worried if it will set since there is no gelatin in it. I have a dinner tomorrow and I really hope this will set.

    I will keep you posted.

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  13. Kate! I feel like I know you as I read every blog post and can’t wait to see what the next highlighted recipe will be! This pie was delicious and such a delightful dessert to share with my coworkers today! This recipe was so easy to follow and make. Thank you for your “mom” humor as I totally relate even though my youngest is going to be 24 next month! Keep those great recipes coming…

    1. Julie, thank you for the kind words and encouragement! My favorite thing is seeing my recipes come to life and bring joy in other people’s kitchen. So THANK YOU for sharing. 🙂

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  15. I made this pie last weekend, and it’s delicious. It reminded me a little of the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars that I used to enjoy as a child. Thanks for the recipe and beautiful blog!

    1. Oh, hooray! I adore this! And I TOTALLY remember those bars. Hmmm… maybe that’s a recipe that needs to be tapped into….

  16. You will find that life is so much fuller if you simply accept aging as a natural stage of life and concentrate on other things. There is nothing wrong with looking your age. At 70, I have embraced my grey hair and my wrinkles. Be what you are and be happy about it and you will find life is so much richer. In fact I believe I will embrace some of your strawberry icebox pie!

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  18. Debbie McKillip

    I loved reading all of this Kate! Congrats on all those reasons to celebrate, the stuff you’ve learned and the gift of wisdom. And those words that describe your mom???? So very very very true. This pie looks amazing too!

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