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Whip up this incredibly simple Five Minute Strawberry Dessert for any spring or summer celebration! Fresh strawberries and ladyfingers combine to make this a no-fail dessert recipe.

This recipe was originally published April 11, 2018. It has since been updated to include new images and tips.

Five Minute Strawberry Dessert

Easy Minute Strawberry Dessert

I am a fixer. When I see a problem I roll up my sleeves and find a solution. Today’s problem? I need a quick and delicious dessert recipe for a picnic.

Enter this stellar recipe. It is SO quick to put together, has minimal ingredients, and tastes amazing. It even got two thumbs up from my picky 10 year old, which is really saying something! Since it doesn’t really fall into the cake category… I like to classify this as an easy strawberry desserts with few ingredients!

The best way to describe this would be a strawberry flavored tiramisu. In place of coffee I used a sweet danish jello type of dessert. It soaks into the soft ladyfingers and when combined with cool whip and fresh berries you are left with a light and refreshing sweet treat! I dare say, it is the EASIEST dessert recipe I have ever made.

Strawberry No-Bake Cake

How do you make the easiest dessert recipe of all time?

You keep things simple. I chose to stick with 5 basic ingredients that when blended together make something amazing.

That is a big promise, isn’t it? The good news is that this five minute strawberry dessert really delivers. It will easily become one of your go-to treats for every occasion.

Danish Dessert in a box with fresh strawberries

Ingredients For An Easy Cold Strawberry Dessert:

The ingredient list for this no-bake strawberry cake is short, which makes it all the more appealing. With 4 simple ingredients, and 5 minutes of your time, you are well on your way to a delicious treat that everyone will love. It’s also the perfect answer to what to do with lots of fresh strawberries. Here’s what you need:

  • Lady Fingers- You can find these in the bakery section of most local grocers and sometimes the cookie aisle.
  • Junket Danish Dessert (affiliate) (or found by the Jello)- This is NOT Jell-O. It’s more like a strawberry sauce.
  • Cool Whip- One container that has been thawed.
  • Fresh strawberries
Danish Dessert pouring over the top of fresh strawberries and lady fingers

How to make an easy strawberry dessert:

  1. Layer ladyfinger cookies in a dish. You can either use a 9×13, 2- 9″, or single serve cups!
  2. Add a layer of chopped fresh strawberries.
  3. Boil the Junket with water for 1 minute. Pour on top.
  4. Add Cool Whip and more fresh berries for decor.

I am always asked for the recipe. When I let them in on the secret of how simple this dessert truly is, everyone is amazed. I think the beautiful finish packs a big punch. Everyone seems to gravitate towards it on the dessert table.

I mean, that very well could be because I live in Utah and Jello is apparently a big thing here?? Who knew.

5-Minute Strawberry Dessert with whipped topping and fresh berries

Tips For This Recipe

  • The longer it sits in the fridge the better. The flavors seem to blend together in the most beautiful way. You will have to hold back from over indulging.
  • You can make this treat up to 2 days in advance! Wait to add the cool whip and decorative berries until serving.
  • Danish Junket comes in other flavors too! Try this with fresh raspberries.

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5 Minute Strawberry Dessert

5 Minute Strawberry Dessert

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Whip up this incredibly simple Five Minute Strawberry Dessert for any spring or summer celebration! Fresh strawberries and ladyfingers combine to make this a no-fail dessert recipe.


  • 6 oz ladyfingers, split
  • 1 packet strawberry Junket Danish Dessert
  • 1-3/4 cup cold water
  • 3 pints strawberries
  • 1 8oz carton Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Layer your ladyfingers in a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium pan combine the Strawberry Junket Danish Dessert with the water. Bring to a boil and cook one minute. Remove from the heat and slightly cool.
  3. Fold in 3/4 of your strawberries.
  4. Chill 2-3 hours.
  5. Spread cool whip and top with remaining strawberries. Enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113
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Whip up this incredibly simple 5-minute strawberry dessert for all of your summer events! Beautiful light and tasty treat everyone will love.


Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Hi! Is there a UK alternative to the junket?? I have never heard of this here…


Thursday 21st of April 2022

Hi Nazmin, I reached out via a contact form on their website to ask. I'm not sure if it is sold in the UK, but I will keep you posted.

I did find a somewhat homemade version online where you combine 1 pkg Kool Aid (any flavor), 4 TBSP cornstarch, pinch of salt, ¾ cup sugar. I'm not sure how available kool aid is, or how comparable this homemade version is, but hopefully this will help.


Monday 17th of January 2022

Made this with koolaif and will never make it again unless I find Junket. I feel I distorted Plant City strawberries


Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Hi Joan, Kool Aid is not a substitute that would work in this recipe. You can find junket in most grocers next to the jell-o or in the baking aisle. Here's a link to an online shop.


Saturday 12th of October 2019

Wondering if I could use broken up pieces of sponge cake. I had a similar recipe using broken up pieces of sponge cake but have lost the recipe. Can anyone advise me. Thanks


Monday 14th of October 2019

That's a great question, Mary. I'm not sure. I would think it could possibly work. Let us know if you try it!


Friday 1st of June 2018

I cannot wait to bring your 5 Mintue Strawberry Dessert camping as a dessert for family !! I think my husband and I will love it !! Thank you PS Thank you for the tip of where to find Junket!


Saturday 2nd of June 2018

I hope you love it as much as we do!


Monday 23rd of April 2018

Where do you buy junket, haven’t seen it in many years


Monday 23rd of April 2018

Hi Sherry, I found Junket in the baking aisle at Walmart. It was hidden on the very top shelf with the Jello's.

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