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

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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 

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

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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Kay Little
Kay Little

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