Let’s cool down this summer with a slice of this sweet, simple, and refreshing Strawberry Icebox Pie and relax all day long!
What is Icebox Pie?
An Ice Box Pie is a delicious classic southern dessert that was named after the ice box that these pies were kept cool in.
These Ice Box Pie were quick and easy to make, required no cooking in the heat of summer, and could be stored in the icebox until it was served.
I’m happy to be visiting you again from Garnish & Glaze to share a much needed refreshing treat– Strawberry Icebox Pie!
The summers in the Midwest can be unbearably hot at times due to the humidity. The moment you step outside you start to sweat and you question why you even bothered to shower or style your hair. The heat does make for a perfect excuse to have a swim party, even if the pool is a 4 foot diameter blow-up kiddie pool. And with a party you of course need a cold dessert like ice cream!
This Strawberry Icebox Pie can be made even a few days in advance which is especially nice when planning a party. It’s so nice to just pull it out of the freezer like a carton of ice cream, but it’s a lot prettier. I also love how it still has a fresh component on top with the homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
This pie has a pretzel crust which adds a salty flavor that is fantastic with the sweet strawberry ice cream filling. I’m a big fan of the sweet & salty combo.
So the filling is made with just whipping cream, cream cheese, strawberries, sweetened condensed milk (luv that stuff!), and strawberry gelatin which makes it so PINK! The fresh strawberries in it are mashed so there is still a little bit of texture, but if you want things smooth you can easily puree it.
Are Strawberries Good for You?
The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more.
The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you.
They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium.
I recommend letting the pie sit on the counter for about 15 minutes before slicing so it’s not so hard to cut up, but that time could vary depending on how cold your freezer is and how hot your house is. It doesn’t melt too bad because of the gelatin in it so don’t stress.
Enjoy your summer with a slice of ice cream pie!
Strawberry Icebox Pie
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 322 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 76mg Sodium: 186mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 4g
Recipe adapted from MyRecipes