Strawberry Vanilla Wafer Icebox Pie {A Southern No-Bake Pie!}

Strawberry Vanilla Wafer Icebox Pie is a no-bake pie.  Icebox pies are especially popular in the South where days here are sultry hot and us Southern ladies enjoy serving refreshing and delicious desserts.


Early in the 1900's there were iceboxes in most house, and the pies were made with a baked pastry crust and a whipped filling without any worry of the pie oozing all over the plate.  
Then in the 30's, the refrigerator came around and the concept of "No-Bake Pies" started taking popularity with the crust starting to be made with simple mashed up cookies or graham crackers and the filling made with whipped eggs, cream, and sugar.  

Oh, how these Icebox pies have evolved.  Today the recipes are endless.

Icebox pies are tremendously versatile in that you can use convenient products or you can make them from scratch.


My husband loves no-bake pies and this Strawberry Vanilla Wafer Pie turned out to be a favorite.  He loves strawberries and Cool Whip.  I find him in the refrigerator eating the Cool Whip like ice cream out of the tub.  ha! ha!

So that is how this recipe came about.  I had a box of mini vanilla wafers that I bought by mistake (thinking they were the original size) and thought about how would it taste if I just combined the strawberries, mini vanilla wafers and Cool Whip together.  So I mixed it all together and he loved it.  The first time I made it he ate it right out of the bowl. giggles

Then I came up with the idea to make a No-Bake Pie.


The convenience of Icebox pies is that they usually call for few ingredients, can be made ahead of time, and they are always a crowd pleaser.

I made this pie with my Easy Homemade Shortbread Crust, but you can easily use a store bought shortbread crust if you like.

With July 4th around the corner, this would be a quick and easy pie to make for your celebration.

Hope you get to make one soon.  Enjoy!


Strawberry Vanilla Wafer Icebox Pie 
by CookingwithK.net

Ingredients:
1 9" baked homemade shortbread crust or store bought shortbread crust
2 cups diced strawberries
2 cups mini vanilla wafers
8 oz. whipped topping (I used Cool Whip Light), thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract

Directions:
Stir vanilla in the cool whip tub, mixing thoroughly. 

Spoon cool whip in a bowl.

Add strawberries and mini vanilla wafers.

Stir all together until well incorporated. 

Spoon into a prepared crust.

Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. 

Slice and serve. 

Refrigerate any leftovers.   Will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days.



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15 comments :

  1. Your recipe sounds delicious! =)
    pinned!

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  2. OHHHHH - I WANT SOME! Funny...I just finished printing a recipe for homemade vanilla wafers...I do believe I'm gonna have to make this - soon! XO

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  3. And OH HOW I already love your easy shortbread crust - perfect!

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  4. Sounds perfect for church dinner this Sunday! Thanks! Teresa from NanaHood

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  5. This sounds so good and perfect for those days when it is just too hot to bake! I'm stopping by from Inspiration Monday (#242 Cajun Tri Tip with Arugula Chimichurri).

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  6. I found your blog from doing a search for "Old Fashioned Layered Salad". I can tell I'm going to like it here, I'm a new subscriber. www.highlandsranchfoodie.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by….welcome to CWK!

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  7. Stopping by from Totally Tuesdays. Your pie looks delicious and perfect for a summer picnic. Would love it if you would stop by and share at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this evening (Tues. 7 PM Est).
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-79/

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  8. Looks so good! I will have to try this recipe!

    -Jennie
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  9. This pie looks so good, and I love the short ingredient list. It's perfect for a cook-out this season! Pinned!

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  10. Yum! This looks delicious! I love a no-bake dessert and this sounds like it fits the bill perfectly! I'd be thrilled if you shared this at my Creative Ways Link Party that's live right now. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Loved it so much I'm featuring it at tonight's party! Come on by to link up more of your great recipes at the Creative Ways Link Party that goes live at 8pm tonight.
      Blessings,
      Nici

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  11. I love this Strawberry Ice Box Pie, Kay! Hope you have had a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  12. Kay, I love this! Your recipe is perfect for us Ice Box Pie lovin' southern souls! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ♥

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  13. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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