School is out, air conditioners are humming and no one wants to heat up the kitchen, which means that this the perfect time of year to whip up this easy No-Bake Strawberry Dessert!
This scrumptious dessert starts with just a few ingredients and can easily be modified to be gluten free. This particular recipe calls for several sugar free ingredients so it is naturally going to be lower in sugar than many desserts.
It’s also a tasty dessert to make for parties, a family gathering, pot-lucks and family reunions… plus you can make it the day before your party. (I love recipes that I can make the day before!)
It really takes very little effort to make this no-bake strawberry dessert. You simply need one angel food cake, a couple boxes of strawberry gelatin, a box of vanilla pudding, some milk, a carton of whipped cream and fresh strawberries. The chocolate garnish is optional. Although, seriously… who wouldn’t want touch of chocolate with their strawberries????
Curious what brands I use to make this recipe gluten free? My favorite angel food cake mix is Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Mix. I have used this particular mix for years because I like the flavor, it freezes well and it works great in a wide variety of desserts, such as this Triple Berry Angel Food Trifle. I also use Aldi’s brand of pudding mix and their brand of gelatin called “Baker’s Corner” (as of the writing of this post these products are labeled gluten free). Interested in Jello brand gelatin? You can read about their gluten free policies here.
No-Bake Strawberry Dessert
This no-bake strawberry dessert is so easy to make that older children might enjoying helping. It’s perfect for your Memorial Day or 4th of July BBQ’s and it’s especially yummy made with newly picked, fresh organic strawberries!
Finally, consider adding fresh blueberries and/or raspberries to the strawberry mixture and garnish with more sliced strawberries and chopped pecans or walnuts. There are many great fruit combinations, so let your imagination go wild and see what other flavors you can come up with.
Here’s to a happy, safe and fun summer!
Disclaimer: Manufacturers formulations and policies may change at any time, therefore it’s important to always read product labels yourself and contact the manufacturer with concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to help answer your questions.
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