Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie is extraordinarily creamy and delicious.  It’s made with fresh strawberries, condensed milk, lime juice, and cool whip on top of an amazing crushed pretzel crust.  It’s frozen and tastes like ice cream!  Also known as a strawberry pretzel pie, or even strawberry margarita pie, it’ll be your go-to pie for the summer.


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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  I love this creamy dreamy pie!  Since this pie is served frozen, it’s a perfect summer dessert.  It’s cold and creamy and no baking required.  No bake desserts certainly are a favorite during the hot summer months. 


The best way I can describe this pie is somewhere between creamy strawberry ice cream and a cheesecake.  There’s no need to add strawberry jello to this pie as it gets all its delightful strawberry flavor and light pink tint from the fresh strawberries.


sliced pie with strawberry on top


This may be our favorite easy summer dessert because it’s cold and refreshing and perfect for parties or a family get together like Mother’s Day or a birthday party.  Since it’s placed in the freezer before serving, it’s a wonderful make-ahead summer dessert.  I just love this pie!


I was really surprised at how delicious the crust is.  I’d never made a crushed pretzel crust before but let me tell you it’s fantastic!  I could easily make a snack out of just the pretzel crust.  You might think you’re eating a crust made from sugared pecans.  It’s sweet & salty and crunchy and goes perfect with the sweet, creamy filling.  


When I made this pie, my husband said that not only was it the best dessert he’s ever had, he said it was best thing he had ever eaten.  WOW!  What a compliment!  Especially coming from my chocolate-loving husband.


So if you’re wondering, “What Can I Bake Without an Oven,” then don’t wait any further!  You’ll be hooked after one bite.   Let’s take a peek at what goes into this pie.





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Crushed pretzels



Pie Filling

Fresh strawberries

Condensed milk

Lime juice

Cool whip

Tequila (optional)



Easy Directions


Step 1: First, mix the crushed pretzels with melted butter and sugar.  Then spread into a 9″ pie plate.

Step 2: Then, mix the condensed milk, strawberries, tequila (optional), and lime juice.

Step 3: Next, fold in the cool whip.

Step 4: Pour into the crust and freeze!


Freezing Leftovers

Store any leftover pie covered in the freezer.  This will keep the pie nice and firm, and it’ll stay fresher longer.



To crush the pretzels, place them in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.

crushed pretzels


To crush the strawberries, place them in a food processor or mini chopper, like mine: Proctor Silex Durable Mini 1.5 Cup Food Processor.


Other easy pie recipes featured on My Kitchen Serenity:

Chocolate Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Mimi’s Southern Pecan Pie

Mini Pumpkin Pies


How to Transport a Pie

So now that you’ve made this delicious pie, what the best way to transport it?  I recently discovered a plastic carrier that’s perfect for transporting pies, muffins, and cupcakes.  It’s the Southern Homewares 3-in-1 Plastic Holder Container.  It offers easy-grip handles, a snap-tight lid, and it’s made out of durable plastic.  Available now on Amazon!

whole frozen pie topped with strawberry

Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie is extraordinarily creamy and delicious.  It's made with fresh strawberries, condensed milk, lime juice, and cool whip on top of a crushed pretzel crust.  It's frozen and tastes like ice cream!  Also known as a strawberry pretzel pie, it'll be your go-to pie for the summer.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Anne Clark


Crust Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crushed or pureed fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 tbsp tequila, optional


  • Mix crushed pretzels, melted butter, and sugar in bowl. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Place in the refrigerator.
  • Mix crushed strawberries, lime juice, tequila (optional), and condensed milk in a bowl. A wire whisk works well for mixing.
  • Gently fold in the cool whip with a spatula just until blended. Don't stir or whip vigorously.
  • Pour strawberry mixture on top of the pretzel crust. Freeze for at least 6 hours (overnight is fine, too). Let thaw on countertop 15 minutes before slicing.


Garnish with fresh strawberries, sliced lime, and an extra dollop of cool whip.  Store pie in the freezer!
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Serving: 5.8oz | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16.9g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 340mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g

Nutritional data is based on 1 serving and on the brands that I used.






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