Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie Recipe

When you are craving something cool, smooth and creamy, but also want something fruity with a little crunch – this No-Bake Mile High Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie will answer those cravings in one sweet mile high bite.

That one sweet bite will not be enough though… You will want a whole slice.

In my post last week about my plans for hosting a Fourth of July picnic, I told you I would share the recipe for the strawberry pie that was in a few of the photos.

Frozen Pie and other desserts displayed on a picnic table.
Mile High Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie

This Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie recipe came into my life from one of Ed’s co-workers a few years after we were married. It is my most asked for dessert recipe right after this Picnic Perfect Apple Crisp recipe.

I don’t even need the recipe card to make it anymore since I memorized it years ago after making it so many times.

It is a frozen dessert that I make throughout the year, but works well for a backyard picnic, since each creamy cool bite is refreshing on a hot summer day. I leave it plain, but you can top it with slices of strawberries.

When you bring it out to serve, you will kind of feel like the ice cream man as everyone will come running to get a piece.

Frozen strawberry cream pie set on a patriotic table cloth covered table set up for an outdoor picnic. Man's hand holding a pie cupcake.

When I made the pie a few weeks ago I decided to change things up a bit. I normally bake a frozen pie shell and fill it with the pie filling to make one pie following the recipe below.

Just because the recipe says to make one pie, doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with it. That is what I did.

Frozen strawberry cupcakes in patriotic paper cupcake liners on white cake stand. Man's hand lifting one to place on plate.

I decided to experiment by making Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie cupcakes so my guests could simply pick one up from a serving plate, no need to have to wait for a knife to cut a slice.

Mile High Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Cost: $8



  • Place defrosted strawberries, sugar, egg whites, lemon juice and salt in large bowl of an electric mixer.
  • Beat at medium speed for 15 minutes or until mixture is stiff and holds its shape.
  • Whip the cream, add vanilla and fold into strawberry mixture.
  • Pile lightly into baked shell.
  • Freeze several hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with strawberries if desired.

How to Bake Frozen Pie Shell

  • Follow package directions to bake shell.
  • Heat oven to 400 F°
  • Let pie shell thaw 10-20 minutes. Prick bottom and around sides a few times with the tines of a fork.
  • Bake on oven rack 11-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.
  • Fill baked pie shell with mixed strawberry mixture.

How to Make Mile High Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie Cupcakes

Baking supplies needed to make cupcakes from a frozen pie recipe. Upside down glass is used to make circle cut shapes in rolled dough.

Patriotic cupcake liners

To make the cupcakes, I followed the pie filling recipe with one exception. Instead of spooning the pie filling into one large pie shell, I removed the pie shell dough from the foil pie pan and let it thaw. Once thawed, I rolled it out with a rolling pin to about 1/8″ thick.

Then I used a wide mouth drinking glass since I didn’t have a large round cookie cutter to cut out circles in the rolled out dough.

Poke pie shell with fork to prevent dough from bubbling up when baking.

I formed the cut circles of dough into cupcake liners, poked with a fork so the dough would bake flat and not bubble up. I baked for 10 minutes until they were a light golden brown.

Whipped pie filling piled high into cupcake tins make an easy to eat frozen dessert.

Once cooled, I spooned the pie filling into each, covered with foil and placed in the freezer.

Try These Other Filling Ideas


Soft Serve Strawberry Pie

If you have a piping bag for adding icing to a cake, it can be used to add the filling to each cupcake to form a swirled mound of filling in each cup that would resemble soft-serve ice cream cones.

Forgo the cupcake liners – instead place the pie filling in ice cream cones and then freeze.

Before Serving

Remove pie or cupcakes from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving so they can soften a little.


Frozen pie and cupcakes on a counter ready to go in freezer.
A Strawberry Whipped Cream pie with one slice cut out on a blue and white patriotic tablecloth covered picnic table.

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  1. I made this strawberry pie for my dad who is 92. Reminded him of his childhood. Was delicious. I’m making it again but the strawberry mixture isn’t fluffing up still watery after 10 minutes. Help

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Donna – Hmmm.. I am not sure what would cause it not to whip up. Could the whipping creme be past its prime? Maybe if using frozen berries, there was thawed water in the mix? I hope you can figure out what happened so your dad can enjoy it again.

  2. Thanks Diane!
    Very timely, as I was just asked to bring a dessert to a gathering ?

  3. Please tell people to use only pasteurized egg whites. The risk of salmonella in raw eggs or egg whites is too great, especially for children, older adults or people with compromised immune systems. Google current info. on dangers of raw egg products. (Liz Ph.D. retired nutrition professor.)

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Elizabeth – Thank you for pointing this out. I will add it the recipe card. Nowadays it is easy to find pasteurized egg whites in the supermarket.

  4. sounds wonderful! But do you really beat for 15 minutes?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Edith – Thanks for pointing the time to beat out. When I was given the recipe back in the 80’s fast beating mixers were not as common. With a hand held mixer it could take a while to get the whipped cream stiff. Nowadays – mixers are super fast. I have a KitchenAid that can whip it up in 5 minutes.

      Beat until the whipped cream and mixture stand up into peaks. :-)

      1. thanks, just wanted to make sure!

  5. Sounds delish! And very easy!! Thanks!

  6. Thank you so muc for the recipe- it sounds so refreshing- I’m going to make it for a family get together this weekend. How do you think it would be with a graham cracker crust? I won’t mess with the recipe if you think the regular pie crust ‘makes the pie’. I defer to your expertise on this. ?