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Creamy Strawberry Dessert

 Creamy Strawberry Dessert
Rhonda Butterbaugh shares the recipe for a fruity gelatin dessert that's a summertime staple at her home in Weatherford, Oklahoma. "I usually prepare it the day before I need it," she writes. "It disappears really fast."
15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, sugars and butter; press
  • into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate for 30
  • minutes.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over boiling water. Remove from the heat; stir until
  • gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a
  • large bowl; stir in strawberries and milk. Refrigerate for 30
  • minutes or until partially set.
  • Fold whipped topping into strawberry mixture. Spread over prepared
  • crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Cut into squares.
  • Yield: 15 servings.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white

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Creamy Strawberry Dessert (continued)

Wine (continued)
wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.