Strawberry and coconut icebox pie
I have not made that many icebox pies before but this strawberry and coconut icebox pie was so good that for sure I will be making other variations.
This was my sweet treat for mother’s day and while I made it myself it was all good, my kids and husband took care of some other things, like massaging mommy for 45 minutes. It was really sweet.
You can make this strawberry and coconut icebox pie with raspberries if you like as well. I sort of got created and added a little bit of the raspberry chia jam I made a few days ago to the filling since I pretty much have it in the fridge at all times. You don’t need to do this, with just the strawberries the pie is still phenomenal.
One thing I want to suggest to you is that you get organic strawberries. I understand that a lot of people don’t care to get organic but certain items should be purchased organic, berries been one of them. Not only you will find that they taste way better, but they will not contain all of the harmful pesticides farmers are allowed to spray them with. If you intent to feed this ice box pie to kids I urge you to get organic strawberries because all of the harmful chemicals affect them even more.
For this strawberry and coconut icebox pie I used agar powder because I really don’t like using gelatin, which is derived from cartilage just in case you didn’t know! You can opt for using gelatin if you don’t mind it. I normally get my agar powder at a health food store or amazon, in case you want to switch to this item.
I placed the strawberry and coconut icebox pie in the freezer over night and then transfer it into the fridge. My pie stayed nice and set in the fridge but if you find that yours is not, just keep it in the freezer. Before serving the icebox pie let it sit at room temperature for 45 minutes to an hour so that is not rock solid!
This strawberry and coconut icebox pie is something that I will be making all summer long using different berries. I think even peaches would be great but since they aren’t in season anymore I will stick with the berries.
Stay safe and enjoy!
As I mentioned before, I used agar powder instead of gelatin to make this strawberry ice box pie. After placing it in the freezer overnight I transfer it to the fridge and it did hold pretty good. I suppose with the gelatin the icebox cake filling will also hold however I can not guarantee that!! If you use the gelatin there is not need to use the apple juice.
Strawberry icebox pie
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 10 servings
Total Time: 20-25 minutes
- 3 cups regular rolled oats
- 1/2 cup medjool dates
- 2 tbs coconut oil, melted
- 1-2 tbs water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 12 oz low fat cream cheese
- 4 tsp agar powder or 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin
- 6 oz apple juice
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 14 oz organic fresh strawberries
- 2-3 full droplers nunaturals stevia
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 Tbsp raspberry liquor, optional
Place oats in your food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds or so. You want to make them a bit smaller but not to the point where they are pulverizing completely. Transfer the oats to a 9 inch round pie plate and add the coconut oil and shredded coconut. With your fingers, mix the ingredients and firmly press on bottom, and up sides, of the pie plate.
In a small sauce pan, over medium to low heat, place apple juice and agar powder and stir the mixture until the agar powder has dissolved, about a minute or so. This mixture will be sort of clumpy and thick.
Process strawberries in a food processor until finely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add cream cheese, stevia, and agar mixture (If using gelatin instead of agar powder add it here) and pulse until the mixture is combined. Beat heavy cream at high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into strawberry mixture. Spoon into prepared crust. Cover and freeze 8 to 12 hours or until firm.
For the topping, with a hand held electric mixer, beat whipping cream at high speed until soft peaks form. Fold in maple syrup and spread over pie. Freeze 1 hour or until whipped cream is firm.
Decorate with extra strawberries if you like.
Notes: I used agar powder and after placing the pie in the freezer overnight I transfer it to the fridge the next morning. The filling hold just fine but if you use gelatin I suppose it will still be fine if you keep it in the fridge.
Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 10 servings.
Looks amazing. Happy Mother’s Day. Love strawberries, couldn’t agree more on buying organic strawberries. Gorgeous pie colors.
Thanks :-) By the way your recipe will be next!! I really loved it.
What kind or brand of stevia are you using in this recipe?
Oh thanks so much :-) The brand of Stevia I use is this one http://astore.amazon.com/eago4li0c-20/detail/B0020N3NRC Let me know if you try it!!
Love new look of the website. Its really Great!
Love Strawberries! What a wonderful summery dessert Im sure its delicious as well Miryam! Thanks for sharing this :)
Oh thanks. I hope you get to make it sometime :-)
I love your outlook on eating healthy foods…good for you girl!! Gonna make this pie, sounds and looks so good. Thank you!! :)
Oh thanks so much, you are very kind. I hope you like the pie. Thanks for stopping by :-)
I think the agar needs to be boiled to dissolve properly. Otherwise is will not jell. That maybe why you are having problems and having to put it in the freezer. It should jell very firmly. It will jell at room temp.
Thanks so much for the tip, I will make sure I do boil it next time. I have only used it a couple of times so I appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by.
About the agar being boiled: You don’t need to boil it for too long. It just needs to come to a boil and for everything to be completely dissolved. I live in Japan and I learned that from a Japanese cooking show where the teacher mentioned that to get the agar to work correctly, it has to boil. Your strawberry pie is very similar to one that my mother used to make called 1-2-3 strawberry pie. But my mother used gelatin. I can tell you from the look of your pie that must be very delicious!!!
Thanks so much. I will take your advice into consideration next time when I use agar powder. I really love this product :-)
Gelatin creeps me out. I’m happy to see that you didn’t use it. This pie looks so good! I love strawberry everything.
And they didn’t make you a dessert?! Noo! Bad, bad boys + little girl. ;)
Never tried to use agar powder, I might try instead of gelatin.
I like it better, since is from a vegetarian source :-) Let me know how you like it if you try it. Thanks for stopping by.
Oh my, this looks incredible! I love pies like these. And I completely agree with you, strawberries are an important one to buy organic. I started only buying local strawberries because even though they aren’t organic they very rarely spray and don’t use the awful sprays that big producers use, so that’s an option too, since(at least here) organic strawberries are crazy pricy.
I’m wondering if this would do well in the freezer for a couple of days, and only take it out shortly before serving? I need to make a dessert a few days ahead of time and need something that is freezable, and I can just pull out shortly before freezing.
I’m wondering if this would do well in the freezer for a couple of days, and only take it out shortly before serving? I need to make a dessert a few days ahead of time and need something that is freezable, and I can just pull out shortly before serving.
I think it will but I would take it out at leas 30 minutes prior to serving :-)