No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake has layers of cream filled cookies, vanilla pudding, and strawberries. It’s the perfect cool dessert!

I am obsessed with fruity desserts like Fruit Pizza, Blueberry Delight, and Peach Dump Cake. But this No bake strawberry shortcake has to be one of the top on the list! It is fresh and summery and oh so good.

slice of NO-BAKE Strawberry Shortcake on a white plate

A Refreshing Summer Treat

Summer is here, and we are already melting. AZ is definitely known for it’s warm summers!!

Since it’s so hot, we’ve been making tons of treats to keep us nice and cool. Today’s recipe happens to be one of those cool, refreshing desserts that everyone loves! It consists of cream filled sandwich cookies, vanilla pudding, fresh strawberries, and cool whip all layered like a lasagna!

This No Bake Strawberry Shortcake takes a little bit of time to make, but it’s still very simple. The combo of cookies and cream and strawberries makes it pretty irresistible. If you are a fan of strawberry treats, then you will definitely love this recipe. It’s the perfect treat for any summer get together!

Collage of process pictures to make strawberry shortcake lasagna

Assemble the layers

Vienna Fingers. Dip Vienna fingers in strawberry juice and arrange in the bottom of a 9×13 dish. If you can’t find Keebler Vienna fingers, you could use vanilla oreos.

Vanilla Pudding. In a medium bowl whisk together pudding and milk. Spread half the pudding mixture over the cookies. Top with ⅓ the strawberries.

Repeat. Add another layer of lady fingers, the rest of the pudding and ⅓ the strawberries.
Whipped Topping. In a bowl, whip the cream and powdered sugar until it becomes thick. Spread over strawberries and top with the remaining strawberries.
Chill. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours before serving. ENJOY!

pan of strawberry shortcake lasagna with slice missing

tips + Storing Info

Strawberries are perfectly ripe when they are a pure, deep red. There shouldn’t be any white or green spots, this means that they were picked too early and are not quite ripe enough. The red they are the better, just make sure they aren’t too soft or they are more likely to mold. If you have accidently purchased unripe strawberries just mix the cut strawberries with a no calorie sweetener or some sugar to give that sweetness it might need.

Feel free to use whatever pudding flavor speaks to you! Adding extra strawberry flavor would never be a bad idea!

In the U.S. a small box of pudding is 3.4 oz. It is also important to note that I use INSTANT pudding mix. If you buy the Cook N Serve kind, then it will not turn out properly. Do not make the pudding according to the box directions. Instead only use the powder when making this recipe.

I used Juicy Juice brand of Strawberry juice, but any brand will work

If you have some extra strawberries here are some great ways to use them: strawberry lemonade, homemade strawberry fruit leather, or a strawberry banana smoothie

This recipe needs to be chilled for 2-3 hours before being served, so you can for sure make it a couple hours ahead of time, but its best right after that chilling period so that the cookies still have a good amount of crunch to them.

STORE in an airtight container in the fridge. However, the longer this cake sits in the fridge the more the cookies soak up the strawberry juice and moisture from the pudding. I would suggest not keeping it for more than 3 days. But no worries! It should be devoured before then because it’s so good!

NO-BAKE Strawberry Shortcake on a white plate

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No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

slice of strawberry shortcake lasagna on white plate
5 from 3 votes
NO-BAKE Strawberry Shortcake has layers of cream filled cookies, vanilla pudding, and strawberries. It's the perfect cool dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 607 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup strawberry juice
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 packages Vienna Fingers
  • 1 lb strawberries fresh, hulled and chopped
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl whisk together pudding and milk. Set aside.
  • Dip Vienna fingers in strawberry juice and arrange in the bottom of a 9x13 dish.
  • Spread half the pudding mixture over the cookies. Top with ⅓ the strawberries.
  • Add another layer of lady fingers, the rest of the pudding and ⅓ the strawberries.
  • In a bowl, whip the cream and powdered sugar until it becomes thick. Spread over strawberries and top with remaining strawberries. Chill for 2-3 hours before serving. ENJOY!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

    1. I just used the brand Juicy Juice and found a strawberry flavor:) You could use whatever is your favorite. Hope that helps!

  1. 5 stars
    I don’t know but I love foods that contains strawberry, honey, and chocolate. The only problem I have with recipes is I always find it difficult to go out and buy all the ingredients and then sit down and properly make a delicious perfect-for-me kind of food.

    Thanks Lil’ anyway for making this recipe and breaking it down into simple steps. Maybe I will have more time to do this.

  2. This year I will have my own strawberry patch and look forward to trying some of your recipes. Thank you for sharing, you’ve given me new ideas.

  3. 5 stars
    One question, where does the vanilla go in with the milk for the pudding? Which I doubt or in with the whipped cream and powdered sugar? Thanks for an answer have a great day