This frozen raspberry dessert is a fruity dream! Filled with fresh raspberries, sugar, and creamy goodness, this recipe is almost like an ice cream pie. It’s the perfect dish for the hot summer months. I’ll let you in on a secret, though, it’s also great the rest of the year, too!
I’m a big fan of frozen desserts. Down here in Texas, you tend to become a fan of anything cold. After all, the summers are searing and the winters are more like early spring in a lot of other parts of the country. I’ve been serving up frozen desserts and cold drinks for years at all of our parties and even just on weekday evenings to help beat the heat for as long as I can remember. I’ve made everything from pudding pies to ice cream cakes, slushies, and everything in between.
Lately, though, I’ve been making this frozen raspberry dessert quite a bit. My family loves the fresh raspberry flavor and creamy, cold goodness. I love that it doesn’t take a ton of work, either!
Frozen Raspberry Dessert
This dessert has everything you’ll ever want in a refreshing, cold summer dessert. There’s nothing like a big slice of these delicious, refreshing dessert on a hot day. Every time I serve it, it goes fast. Really fast. In fact, I’ll often make a double batch if I’m bringing it to any kind of get-together.
The flavors of this frozen raspberry dessert are just so fantastic. It’s full of fresh raspberries – a whopping three cups, in fact! It also uses heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip to create a rich, creamy, fruity dessert that’s always welcome. I call it a frozen dessert, but it’s almost like a no-churn ice cream pie. It’s one of the most satisfying desserts in my lineup, and I’m frequently asked to make it during the summer.
I have zero tips on this one. It’s just that easy. The entire process is ridiculously simple. You’ll be baking your graham cracker crust, but after that, the entire recipe is simply a matter of mixing the ingredients, layering them, and freezing. That’s all there is to it! I actually sat here trying to think of tips that I could give you to make things easier, but the only way this recipe could be easier is if you had someone else make it for you.
Well, okay. There’s one tip. Really crush up those graham crackers when you make the crust. You want them as finely crushed as possible so that the entire thing binds really well and gives you a nice crusty texture. Okay. That’s it!
Here’s where you can get a bit more creative. One great thing about this frozen raspberry dessert is that you can switch it up simply by trying out different fruits. Of course, fresh berries work well. Think strawberries, blueberries, and the like. You can also use fruit puree for this recipe, as well, though. Things like peach, apricot, and other fruit purees will work wonderfully and give you an entirely different dessert simply by making that one change.
Serving Frozen Raspberry Dessert
Serving this dessert is as easy as making it. Simply cut out a slice and plate it up. That’s all! Everything you need for a great dessert is right there in the dish, so there’s no need to top it with whipped cream or other toppings. It’s a fully stand-alone dessert that needs no gilding.
Now, let’s talk about where to serve this dessert. The short answer is everywhere. This is the perfect dish for family desserts. It’s also perfect at potlucks, backyard parties, and pretty much any other function or get-together that you can think of. There’s never a bad place to bring this dish. It’s even at home at baby showers with its delicious flavor and pretty color. It’s so delicious and so easy, you can keep it handy for any time you need to whip up something delicious and fast for any occasion.
Storing Frozen Raspberry Dessert
This is a frozen recipe, so storing it is absolutely simple. Just keep it in the freezer. All you need to do is place it in the freezer in the original dish in which you made it and cover it tightly. It will keep well in the freezer for about a month. To serve, just take out the dish, cut out a slice, and you’re good to go.
Try This Frozen Raspberry Dessert Today
I say today because this frozen raspberry dessert is so simple, you can absolutely make it today – or whenever you feel like it. It comes together in a snap, and it’s super tasty. In fact, the hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to freeze. With something that delicious and easy to make, you owe it to yourself and your taste buds to give it a try. Whip up a batch of this frozen raspberry dessert, and I guarantee you and your family will love it.
Ingredients for Frozen Raspberry Dessert
- Fresh raspberries
- Lemon juice
- Graham crackers
- Butter, Room Temperature
- Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
- Powdered Sugar
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Cool whip
(Actual measurements are listed in recipe card below).
How To Make This Frozen Raspberry Dessert
Step 1 – Prep
Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Step 2 – Making the Crust
Place graham crackers in a food processor or a large Ziploc baggie to crush. In a medium bowl, add crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and sugar and mix until well combined. Place in the bottom of the prepared baking dish and press down evenly with the bottom of a measuring cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.
Step 3 – Making the Raspberry Filling
Add 3 cups of raspberries to Vitamix, blender, or food processor and blend until smooth. In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. In a separate large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and blended raspberries. Mix until well combined. Add the whipped cream and beat until combined. Fold in chopped raspberries.
Step 4 – Assembling the Dessert
Spread mixture over cooled graham cracker crust and smooth evenly. Top with cool whip, crushed graham crackers, and fresh raspberries. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until the filling has set.
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Frozen Raspberry Dessert
For The Graham Cracker Crust
- Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place graham crackers in a food processor or a large Ziploc baggie to crush.
- In a medium bowl, add crushed graham crackers, butter, and sugar, mix until well combined.
- Place in the bottom of the prepared baking dish and press down evenly with hands or the bottom of a measuring cup.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and let cool completely.
For The Frozen Raspberry Filling
- Add 3 cups of raspberries to Vitamix, blender, or food processor and blend until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
- Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and blended raspberries. Mix until combined.
- Next, add the whipped cream, beat until combined then fold in chopped raspberries.
- Spread mixture over cooled graham cracker crust and smooth evenly.
- Top with cool whip, graham cracker crumbs, if desired, and fresh raspberries.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 3-4 hours or until the filling has set.