How to Craft the Perfect Strawberry Ice Cream Pie: Tips and Tricks

Made with just a few simple ingredients, Strawberry Ice Cream Pie is the perfect combination of sweet and creamy flavors. The crunchy cookie crust pairs perfectly with the smooth ice cream filling and fluffy whipped topping.

And to top it all off, there are juicy slices of fresh strawberries. It’s so easy to make and the perfect dessert to share with friends and family!

slice. of ice cream pie with a fresh berry on top.

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Creamy, light, and so easy to make, this dessert will become a springtime staple at your house.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 8 slices


  • 9-inch pie plate
  • Spatula


  • 20 vanilla cream-filled sandwich cookies such as Golden Oreos, crushed
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 pint prepared strawberry ice cream
  • 12 ounce frozen whipped topping divided
  • 6 fresh strawberries


  • Assemble the pie crust. In a medium bowl, combine the crushed cookies with the melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly moistened. Then, press the cookie mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup for a smooth, compact layer.
    golden oreo crumb being pressed into pie plate.
  • Fill the pie. Allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature for about 15 minutes until it's easy to stir but not melted. Then, mix the softened ice cream in a large bowl with half of the whipped topping (6 ounces) until well combined. Gently scoop the ice cream mixture into the crust, smoothing the surface with a spatula. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
    ice cream mixed with whipped topping. being spread in pie shell.
  • Add the topping. Remove the pie from the freezer and gently spread the remaining whipped topping over the top, creating a smooth and even layer. Return the pie to the freezer and freeze for at least 1 hour to set the whipped topping.
    whipped cream and finished pie.
  • Garnish and serve. Just before serving, arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the pie for a fresh, colorful finish.


You’ll only need a regular-sized box of Oreos for this recipe, and you might have some left over.
If you plan to add berries to the pie, it’s best to do so right before serving to prevent them from freezing solid.
Using a glass or ceramic pie plate is recommended as they distribute the cold from the freezer more evenly than metal plates. This helps the pie to freeze uniformly.
For clean slices, try dipping your knife in hot water and wiping it dry between cuts to help the knife melt through the frozen layers smoothly. This will make sure that your slices come out looking great.
Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 4mg

More Tips:

To prevent the crust from getting soggy, you can cool it in the freezer for about 10 minutes before adding the ice cream mixture. This helps the butter to solidify and act as a barrier.

Allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature before mixing it with half of the whipped topping; otherwise, it will be difficult to mix.

Embrace the easy! There’s nothing wrong with Cool Whip and Oreos now and then!

It’s better to use a glass or ceramic pie plate. These materials distribute the cold more evenly than metal plates, helping the pie freeze uniformly.

When you spread the whipped topping over the pie, dipping your spatula in warm water first can help it glide smoothly without sticking, creating a smooth top.

Besides strawberries, you can add other toppings like chocolate shavings, crushed nuts, or even a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce to make it more interesting.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe pairs well with fresh mint tea, sparkling water with a splash of lime, coffee or espresso, or vanilla bean whipped cream.

About the Ingredients

Here are a few simple substitutions you can try:

  • Vanilla Cream-Filled Sandwich Cookies: You can use graham crackers or any type of crunchy cookies you prefer. 
  • Strawberry Ice Cream: Substitute with any other berry-flavored ice cream or even vanilla ice cream to give it a different flavor
  • Frozen Whipped Topping: Use an equal amount of freshly whipped cream for a richer taste. 
  • Fresh Strawberries: Swap with other fresh fruits, such as raspberries, blueberries, or sliced peaches, depending on what’s in season.
close up view of finished pie with missing slice.

You can experiment with these substitutions to make it your own, but remember that these changes will alter the flavor and texture of the pie.

Storage Instructions

If you’re planning to serve the pie within a few hours, you can keep it in the refrigerator. Just cover it loosely with plastic wrap to prevent it from taking on any smells. 

If you need to store the pie for a longer period of time, you can freeze it. First, protect it by tightly wrapping it with plastic wrap and then overwrapping it with aluminum foil. You can freeze it for up to one month. 

When you’re ready to serve the frozen pie, remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. This will allow it to soften a bit and make slicing it easier.

We hope you enjoy making and sharing this Strawberry Ice Cream Pie as much as we do. It’s a perfect treat for any spring or summer gathering, or even as a refreshing dessert for a cozy night in. 

How to Craft the Perfect Strawberry Ice Cream Pie: Tips and Tricks

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