No-Bake Strawberry Pie
1 pint Homemade Style Vanilla Ice Cream
1 lb frozen Sweetened Strawberries
1 pack strawberry jello
1 graham cracker pie crust
First set the frozen strawberries to defrost either in the bag submerged in a bowl of hot water or in the microwave. At this point also please take out the ice cream and scoop it into a large bowl to thaw and melt.
Once the strawberries are thoroughly dethawed separate them into another container and collect the juices into a measuring cup. You should have 1 cup of juice, if not use what you have and fill to 1 cup with water.
Place the juice into a small 2 or 3 cup pot and set to high heat. At this point if you used UNSWEETENED strawberries, add sugar to taste, we used about 1/8 a cup.
Once the juice boils add in the strawberry jello and mix until thoroughly dissolved.
At this point your ice cream should be pretty runny almost like soft serve. Pour the dethawed strawberries and jello mix into the bowl and mix until the filling is a even shade of nice pink.
There are plenty of ways to present pie filling. Orlando and I prefer to use a smaller crust so that the strawberries are packed into the pie, but you may use a larger one if desired.
We recommend scooping out the strawberries first and spreading them evenly throughout the pie crust before letting the "liquid" section of the filling drench and sumberge the strawberries.
Once to the brim, or a bit over the edge like ours ^_^, place into a fridge for 4 hrs or overnight, the jello will harden and create a lovely strawberries and cream texture to the pie.
If you're lucky you will have some extra liquid filling or maybe a strawberry or two, if so I recommend pouring it into cups and setting into the fridge to have has a snack or quick breakfast treat!
It's an instant fave of mine now, and the extra bonus is this recipe is top notch for fire safety! ^_^