Photo: Jennifer Davick; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
10 Hours 20 Mins
Makes 8 servings

This chilled, creamy strawberry icebox pie is the dessert equivalent of a swimming hole--so refreshing you can't help but dive in. Serve with lightly sweetened, sliced strawberries.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 3 ingredients; firmly press on bottom, up sides, and onto lip of a lightly greased 10-inch pie plate. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).

Step 2

Process strawberries in a food processor until finely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

Step 3

Beat condensed milk and next 2 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. (Use the whisk attachment if using a stand mixer.) Add strawberries; beat at low speed just until blended. Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 4

Beat 3/4 cup whipping cream at high speed until soft peaks form; gently fold whipped cream into strawberry mixture. Spoon into prepared crust. Cover and freeze 8 to 12 hours or until firm.

Step 5

Beat remaining 1 1/4 cups whipping cream at high speed until foamy; gradually add granulated sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread over pie. Freeze 1 hour or until whipped cream is firm.

Ratings & Reviews

Charmin's Review

July 20, 2013
I made this pie about a week ago...very good with GREAT flavor! The only thing I would change is the was too thick, I will use a little less next time or make it in a 13X9 pan si the crust will be thinner.

Cement crust

July 03, 2017
The filling (taste, consistency, ease of preparation) is amazing! Unfortunately, despite using cooking spray, the pretzel crust is cemented on to the bottom of my pie pan. The next time I make this I will opt for a graham cracker crust.

Cool Whip Works!

July 31, 2017
I cheated in an effort to save time and calories. Instead of the whipping cream and sugar, I folded in an  8 ounce container of Cool Whip. My family loved the pie! It did not need additional whipped topping on top. I also used gluten free pretzels to make the pie gluten free. It turned out great! We put the pie on the counter during dinner so that it could thaw a little. It was a perfect summer dessert! Will make again.

A definite keeper!

September 26, 2017
Wonderful flavor! The filling tasted like a smoothie. The crust was a little thick, but tasted great. I used a 9 inch pie plate and had extra filling left over so maybe next time I will use a jelly roll dish so the crust is thinner and I can use all the filling. I also pureed the strawberries and think that added to the smooth creamy texture.

heart4SL's Review

May 28, 2012

portland's Review

June 25, 2012
the filling for this pie is so pretty and tasty. i especially like the little chunks of strawberry within the mousse-like pie. a good way to use one's crop of strawberries.

marybethbrannan's Review

May 26, 2012

JaneSouth's Review

July 24, 2013
Very labor intensive! Nice flavor but too hard frozen. Since it is an "icebox" pie I left it in the refrigerator overnight after cutting the night before frozen. Frozen it was extremely hard to cut through the pretzel crust. In the morning the filling had oozed out from under the whipped cream. Too runny to eat just refrigerated. Will definitely not make again.

CEWester's Review

July 04, 2012
Does this stay in the freezer or is the fridge good after it's chilled? It seems hard after being in the freezer. Tastes good just hard.

PeachMcD's Review

April 09, 2013
Made this for dessert on Easter Sunday. Just delicious! Be sure to allow the frozen pie time to soften in the fridge before serving, but put leftovers back in the freezer.