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No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna

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No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna is EASY SUMMER DESSERT RECIPE for refreshing sweet treat. RED WHITE and BLUE no bake dessert is fun idea for Memorial Day and 4th of July.

Memorial Day is just around the corner and it’s the unofficial beginning of summer, too. Definitely summer is perfect time for light and refreshing sweet treats.

To tell the truth, we all like to eat delicious food and desserts. However no one is willing to heat the oven when the weather is warm. But don’t worry!!! NO BAKE DESSERT RECIPES can be really awesome, too!!!

My favorite type of all easy no bake sweet treats is DESSERT LASAGNA. So far I’ve shared much more than a few here on my blog.

After the last one, No Bake Strawberry Jello Lasagna (which was great, by the way) I created another dessert lasagna.

Incoming holidays, Memorial Day and 4th of July inspired me to make this delicious, festive and fun RED WHITE and BLUE DESSERT.

Speaking about red, white and blue, let me tell you more about this layered dessert.

First one, RED VELVET LAYER at the bottom is graham cracker crust flavored with strawberry jam.

Second is white CHEESECAKE LAYER with some fresh strawberries.

Dark blue layer is BLUEBERRY JELLO SALAD. It’s mixture of blueberry pie filling, crushed pineapple and gelatin.

Top layer is just simple whipped cream garnished with a lot of fresh strawberries and blueberries, drizzled with white chocolate.

Three-day weekend upon us is perfect time for you to try this easy No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna recipe dessert.  It’s really simple to make, it doesn’t take much of active prep time. But It’s the best to be made a day before serving because it need 5-6 hours to set.

Fun and festive, easy summer dessert recipes for parties, potlucks and BBQ:

 

No Bake Strawberry Jello Lasagna

White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Summer Berry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Banana Split Salad

No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna is EASY SUMMER DESSERT RECIPE for refreshing sweet treat. This is perfect idea for Memorial Day and 4th of July dessert.





No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna

No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna is EASY SUMMER DESSERT RECIPE for refreshing sweet treat. This is perfect idea for Memorial Day and 4th of July dessert.

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Ingredients

For Whipped Cream:

1 2/3 cup heavy cream-chilled

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

For Red Velvet Crust:

3 cups graham cracker crumbs

¼ cup strawberry jam

½ cup+ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter-melted

Red gel food coloring

For Cheesecake Layer:

8 oz. cream cheese-softened

½ cup unsalted butter-softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup of whipped cream

2/3 cup diced fresh strawberries

For Blueberry Jello Salad Layer:

2 (3 oz.pckg) berry blue Jello (or other flavor to your taste)

1 1/4 cup boiling water

2 cups blueberry pie filling

1 cup of canned crushed pineapple-drained from juice (if use pineapple chunks, pulse it in a food processor to get fine crushed pieces)

For Topping:

2 ½ cups whipped cream

Fresh strawberries halved

Fresh blueberries

¼ cup chocolate chips


Instructions

  • To make the crust combine graham cracker crumbs, strawberry jam, melted butter and red food coloring( drop the color directly in melted butter or jam, it will dissolve better). Mix until evenly moistened. Press the mixture in the bottom of 13 x 9 x 2 inch dish. Place the crust in the freezer to firm.
  • To make the whipped cream in a bowl beat chilled heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and continue mixing until really STIFF peaks form. Measure out 1 cup of beaten whipped cream for cheesecake layer. Cover remaining whipped cream and reserve for topping.
  • To make cheesecake layer cream together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and softened butter. Mix in 1 cup of whipped cream(do not use soft whipped cream, cheesecake filling have to be thick or it won’t hold dense blueberry jello salad layer on top)
  • Gently fold in diced strawberries and spread over the crust. Place in the fridge to set.
  • To make the blueberry jello salad layer in a large bowl place 6 oz. berry blue Jello gelatin mixture. Pour 1 ¼ cup boiling water and stir for a few minutes until the gelatin dissolved completely. Set aside to cool for 15-20 minutes, then stir in crushed pineapple and blueberry pie filling. Wait until it’s cooled to room temperature and soft set, or place in the fridge to speed the process but stir from time to time.
  • Spread blueberry jello layer over chilled cheesecake layer. Do not pour warm blueberry jello over cheesecake layer, it will melt it.
  • Place in the fridge to chill until jello layer is set completely .
  • Top with remaining whipped cream. Before serving arrange fresh berries on top. Melt white chocolate chips, transfer melted chocolate to a ziplock bag, cut off the corner and drizzle over the top of lasagna.
  • Store in the fridge.
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  1. Your Summer Berry Lasagna recipe sounds amazing BUT you are missing the amount of butter in the cheesecake layer of the recipe. It says 1/2 unsalted butter. 1/2 what? Cup, tbsp, etc. Can't wait to make this!
  2. My daughter she allergic to pineapple, can I omit it completely or will I need to substitute it for something else? Thank you for the wonderful recipe!
    1. Hi Tempie,you can omit pineapple, but jello layer will be very firm. Maybe you should substitute with 3/4 cup of mashed strawberries. Or add 2 cups boiling water in Jello instead of 1 1/4 cup. But I haven't tried that way, I'm just guessing.
  3. About how long do we chill each layer? I am trying to figure out how much time this amazing dessert will take me to make.
    1. Crust will firm in the freezer while you make cream cheese layer. Cream cheese layer will firm in 1-2 hours in the fridge,and during that time make and cool to room temperature jello mixture. Jello layer will completely set in 3-4 hours.
  4. just an FYI...since I was unable to find "gel" food coloring in my local stores I ended up just using the regular liquid form and it colored the graham cracker crust just fine. I dropped it into the melted butter and mixed with graham cracker crumbs... worked out fine.
  5. Looking to make this for July 4th... how long can it sit in the fridge before serving... hours only? days? I leave for my brother's on Saturday and am wondering if it will keep in the fridge til the 4th on Tuesday if I make it Friday before I leave?
  6. How much red gel food coloring? Betty Crocker red gel is about .7 oz per tube I would guess 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons. Thanks - making this for Fourth of July beach birthday party.Barb
    1. I will be making this for the first time tomorrow. I bought the Wilton Gel (icing) color in the very small jar. I think the Betty Crocker gel in the tube is for writing on cakes.
    2. I will be making this for the first time tomorrow. I bought the Wilton Gel (icing) color in the very small jar. I read about the Betty Crocker gels on another discussion board, but have never seen them in any of my local stores.
  7. Cannot get the blueberry layer to set. Have tried it twice now. On the first attempt, it sat overnight and was still completely liquid; I was able to pour it right out of the pan. Second attempt it was gelled, but nowhere close to set after 8 hours. Followed instructions to a tee. Any thoughts about what might be happening here?

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