Strawberry Delight Recipe

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Strawberry Delight

A delight to look at, as well as to eat!

A strawberry delight is well-named, as these desserts are truly delightful! This is a great dessert for parties and family gatherings. Here's how to make one:

Strawberry Delight Dessert Recipe

  • 2 Cups (500 mL) Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Nice-looking Strawberry (for Garnish)
  • 2 Cups (500 mL) Strawberry Gelatin
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Canned or Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 Cups (500 mL) Whipped Cream

If you prefer a Cool Whip strawberry delight recipe, you can convert this into a strawberry / Cool Whip recipe by just substituting an equal amount of Cool Whip-brand whipped topping for the whipped cream (to make this a strawberry, whip cream and Jello dessert you only need to be sure to use strawberry Jello-brand gelatin, of course: many people look specifically for Jello-brand or Cool Whip-brand recipes, so if that's you, hopefully adding this little bit to the page helped you get here). By using sugar-free whipped topping, sugar-free vanilla pudding and sugar-free gelatin (and by leaving out the strawberries entirely), this will become one of the best of the sugar-free strawberry delight recipes!

First, make up the strawberry gelatin according to the directions on the box except for cooling it. For the cooling, divide the liquid gelatin into two equal parts. Place one of the two gelatin parts into the refrigerator right away; place the second part of the gelatin in the refrigerator about 30 minutes later. Next, if you are using instant vanilla pudding, prepare it according to the directions on it's box as well. Now that you have either instant or canned pudding with which to work, add the whipped cream to the pudding and mix together thoroughly to make vanilla mousse.

Now, place 1/3 of the vanilla mousse as a layer into the bottom of whatever bowl you are using (for the photographs on this page a trifle bowl has been used). Next, place 1/3 of the strawberry slices as a layer on top of the vanilla mousse. At this point, put everything in the refrigerator and wait until the strawberry gelatin you placed in the refrigerator first is just starting to set. It will be time to use that gelatin when it has started to thicken slightly but is still a little runny.

When that first part of the gelatin is ready, gently spoon it or pour it as a layer in the bowl on top of the sliced strawberries (if this is not done gently the layers will mix together, so be careful). Place everything back in the refrigerator and wait for this gelatin layer to finish setting up (approximately 15 minutes). Check this gelatin layer about every 5 minutes.

Just as soon as this first gelatin layer has set up, add another 1/3 of the vanilla mousse as a layer in the bowl, and then another 1/3 of the strawberry slices on top of the vanilla mousse. As soon as you've added this second strawberry slice layer it is time to add the second part of the strawberry gelatin (even if this part of the gelatin is a little more runny than the first part was when it was added, it's ok--just be sure to add the gelatin to the delight gently). Place everything in the refrigerator once again and allow this second gelatin layer to set up completely.

After the second gelatin layer has set up, add the remaining vanilla mousse as a layer, and then add an attractively arranged layer of strawberry slices on the very top of the strawberry delight. Place the one nice-looking garnish strawberry in the center of this layer to complete the dish.

If everything is done correctly, the strawberry gelatin layers of the delight will be a "see-through", translucent red, as you can see in these photos:

Light Shining Through Gelatin of a Strawberry Delight

Light shining through the gelatin layer
from behind the delight.

Strawberry Delight Gelatin Front Lit

Front lit gelatin layer shows that
the strawberries are clearly visible.

Strawberry delights require a little bit of careful timing, but they are "delight"-fully beautiful, don't you think?! And they taste pretty good, too! Please remember that you were "delight"-ed by the strawberry delight recipe here at StrawberriesForStrawberryLovers.Com, Home of the World's Happiest Fruit!

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