No-Bake Strawberry Dessert Recipe
- 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 package (20 ounces) frozen unsweetened whole strawberries, thawed
- 2 cups cold 1% milk
- 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
- Chopped fresh strawberries, optional
- 1. Arrange cake cubes in a single layer in a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in strawberries. Pour over cake and gently press cake down. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
- 2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
- 3. Spoon over gelatin layer. Spread with whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with chopped fresh strawberries if desired. Yield: 20 servings.
1 piece equals 92 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.
Reviews for No-Bake Strawberry Dessert
"Just a question. Do I use the juice from the thawed berries or do I discard it? I am reading the comments about the "globs". If I were to use fresh strawberries, would I need to add water to the gelatin mix? Sounds wonderful and I want to make ASAP. Thanks to anyone who can clarify this for me. Have to rate to post this comment. I am sure it will be five stars based on previous reviews."
"Dessert was a HUGE hit for my 4th of July party! Made a few "less healthy" changes per husband's request - used 13.5 oz. round angel food cake (couldn't find loaf), 2 small pkgs regular strawberry jello, 2 cups half & half instead of 1% milk, 1 small pkg vanilla inst. pudding. Will make again!!"
"Easy and taste great! Everyone asks for the recipe at our gatherings and are especially surprised at how easy it is to make."
"family and all who taseted it loved it. it disappeared fast ,had to make it again today as family requested it. very good. Marian"
"My grand daughters and I made this at camp. Very easy, icy cold, everyone loved it."
"I have now made this several times, varying the fruit (and flavour of gelatin). It is very popular with my guests and family. One of my favourite combinations is to use frozen mixed berries in combination with raspberry gelatin, and using fresh raspberries as garnish on top of the dessert. Excellent recipe!"
"I have had so many compliments on this recipe, and this could be changed as far as what kind of pudding, what kind of fruit, what kind of Jello, I love it, and so does everyone else, I just don't know if I can print this off, and share it with eveyone where I live without causing a copyright infraction."
"I made this and took it to work. Everyone loved it. It is a light refreshing summertime dessert, and so easy."
"Light and tasted great."
"I made it with an angel food cake instead of the loaf. The gelatin with the strawberries when poured into the cake pieces ultimately turned it into a layer of goop. One could not discern the cake at all as it shows in thepicture. I will try it once more using the loaf."
"Easy, low-cal, excellent. It also lasted well in the fridge."
"Yes, I made it with Angel Food Cake. Worked perfectly, just have to be creative when cutting the 1 inch cubes."
"Very easy to make and delicious without all the guilt."
"Can this recipe be made with an angel food cake as opposed to the bought loaf cake?"
"VERY good! Will definitely make again and might even add cream cheese to the pudding for even more delicious flavor."
"it's really good"
"I made it, invited the family over to help eat it as only 2 of us. They all enjoyed it. When I make it again I'm not going to use as much whipped cream, I wanted to taste the pudding more.I also only used a half of a cake as I'd used the first half in another strawberry/jello recipe I'd had for many years. My husband said this one is a keeper!"
"it has a very good taste"
"This was very good and easy to make. I made only half of the recipe as there are only two of us. Even our granddaughter liked it."
"Easy, delicious & pretty. Used quartered fresh strawberries."
"Made this last week-end it was to die for. couldn't get an angel food cake so used a banana poppy seed loaf."
"Tasty dessert that a diabetic can eat! And super easy."
"Was a big hit. Very light and refreshing. The kids loved it as well as my husband."
"This recipe is super simple and everyone I have served it to thinks it is really good and refreshing."
"My husband loves this dessert! It is very easy to prepare. I like that it is a light and cool dessert low in calories. I'll probably make it quite often and would like to try it with banana or french vanilla pudding."
"This is a wonderful recipe! Used this for a church dinner and everyone loved it! The only suggestion I would make is use fresh strawberries. If you are lucky enough to have any left over, it makes the cake to soggy."
"This was really good. It's also really yummy when you make it with bananas instead of strawberries."
"I tried it using peaches instead of strawberries and it came out good. My husband is diabetic and he loves it. thanks"
"RE: No Bake Strawberry DessertI really like this easy and so good recipe. I have made it for my family and for 2 family reunions and been asked for the recipe at each reunion. This is really a keeper and a plus for diabetics."
"No-Bake strawberry Dessert is realy good, I made it with Banana-cream pudding, it is easy to make and you do not have to have the oven on.I will make this again.Roely Tentinger."
"This was possibly the biggest disappointment for a recipe that I had ever tried. People ate the Cool Whip and pudding part.... and threw away the cake part. The angel food cake and jello part becomes a heavy, dense glop that is similar to chewing gum. I would never, ever make it again."
"This was fabulous! Definitely going into my permanent recipe files."
"I made this for Father's Day today and it was delicious! You do not suspect that it is sugar free because it has plenty of flavor! After a big meal,it was a wonderful light and tasty finish. Vivian"
"I thought this dessert was just ok, probally would not make it again. Carol"
"I have taken this dessert to showers, luncheons, home and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I like it, as I am diabetic and can use mostly sugar free ingredients. Thank you so much. Donna Magyary"
"I substituted fresh blueberries for the strawberries and it was so good. Margaret"
"I have been making this for many years and every time I take it anywhere, I get rave reviews. It's a keeper!"
"I made this for a family reunion. All that was left was an empty pan. Everyone said it was wonderful."
"I made this dessert - it was wonderful! Had to share the recipe."
"This dessert is easy to make, no mess, tons of strawberries! Our grandson calls to see if I will make it so he can come to visit, and enjoy some sweet pie!"
"i have made this 3 times already! one for work and the other two for home. i tried it with sugar free white chocolate pudding. this is so easy and yummy! really a big hit with everyone!"
" I altered the recipe a bit, using fresh strawberries and banana pudding, skim milk. Makes a fabulous low fat dessert."
"I made this for a office potluck and it vanished in a flash! Big Hit. It was so easy to prepare too. slie1"
"made this with raspberries. extra good"
"I double the recipe and layer it in a punch bowl. It gets the eye of everyone who sees it. They love to eat it ...I am asked to make it for just about every outing I attend."
"Line the bowl with saran wrap. When you turn it out ,cover it with coolwhip and coconut"
"A friend in Sanford, NC, shared this recipe with me over 25 years ago, after she brought this dessert to a covered dish supper at Sanford Chapel. She called it Strawberry Jubilee. Everyone loves it.PAT"
"This is a very delicious dessert enjoyed by all Joanne"
"I made this with orange jello & mandarin oranges & it was a huge success! Very light, nearly sugar free! Great for diabetics. I use sugar free cool whip! You can use your imagination & make nearly any flavor! Mixed berry with frozen triple berry blend would be equally as good!!"
"I have a recipe for a similar dessert called STRAWBERRY HEAVEN. My girlfriends at work request it often."
"I use fresh strawberries in place of frozen and replaced the vanilla pudding with regular banana pudding...delicious."
"I don`t think the weight of gelatin or pudding are quite accurate in this recipe, however , I will try making it with what I have."
"This was terrific! However, other than the Angel food cake, I didn't use sugar-free or low-fat anything!"