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No Bake Berry Delight

July 2, 2020 (Last Updated: July 25, 2020)

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This no bake berry delight is a fun summer dessert made with whipped cream, fresh berries, vanilla wafers and marshmallows! Super easy to make and a perfect summertime treat.

A plate full of whipped cream with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

There’s nothing better during the hot summer days than having a no bake dessert filled with fresh berries. The last thing I want to do is turn the oven on and heat up the house. That’s just not happening around here! This no bake delight makes it possible to still have a delicious dessert.

Blueberry and strawberry dessert in a glass baking dish.

No Bake Delight

There are a lot of variations of no bake delights. Mine originated from a recipe my mom has always made. Her recipe used canned cherry pie filling and graham crackers. In this version, I’ve used fresh berries and crushed vanilla wafers. I also have a raspberry delight recipe that’s just as delicious.

To assemble

  1. Crush vanilla wafers in a food processor or place in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin
  2. Place all but one cup of the crushed cookies on the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 11″ casserole dish
  3. Whip cream with sugar and vanilla and place half on top of the cookie crumbs
  4. Stir in mini marshmallows
  5. Place half the blueberries and strawberries on top of whipped cream
  6. Add the remaining whip cream
  7. Sprinkle with the reserved one cup of crushed vanilla wafers
  8. Add remaining fruit
  9. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour

Variations and Substitutions

This recipe allows for a lot of variations or substitutions.

  • Use graham cracker in place of vanilla wafers
  • Instead of whipping heavy cream, use purchased whipped cream (Cool Whip)
  • Add your favorite berry
  • Omit the mini marshmallows
  • Drizzle the top with chocolate sauce
  • Add mini chocolate chips to the whipped cream layer
No Bake Berry Delight on a white plate.

Get the kids to help

This is a great dessert to have the kids help assemble! Let them help crush the vanilla wafers. Just place the wafers in a zip top bag and give them a rolling pin. They can also help with folding the marshmallows into the whipped cream and adding the berries to the dessert.

Strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream and a cookie crumble.

Other summertime desserts

Berry delight on a plate with colored straws behind the plate.

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Berry delight with blueberries and strawberries on a plate.

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A plate full of whipped cream with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

No Bake Berry Delight

Kathy
No bake dessert with a vanilla wafer crust, a whipped cream and fresh berry filling. This dessert is perfect for serving a crowd.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 198 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 11 oz box vanilla wafers
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (sliced)

Instructions
 

  • Crush vanilla wafers in a food processor or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin
  • Reserve one cup of crushed vanilla wafers. Add remaining to the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 11" casserole dish. Push crumbs down with hands or the bottom of a measuring cup.
  • In a bowl, whip cream to soft peaks, Add vanilla and sugar and stir to combine
  • Fold mini marshmallows into whipping cream
  • Spread half of the whipped cream mixture over crushed cookie crumbs
  • Add half the blueberries and strawberries over the whipped cream
  • Add remaining whipped cream mixture
  • Sprinkle reserved cup of cookie crumbs on top of whipped cream
  • Add remaining berries
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour

Notes

Variations and Substitutions

  • Use graham cracker in place of vanilla wafers
  • Instead of whipping heavy cream, use purchased whipped cream (Cool Whip)
  • Add your favorite berry
  • Omit the mini marshmallows
  • Drizzle the top with chocolate sauce
  • Add mini chocolate chips to the whipped cream layer

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 23mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 596IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword berry delight, No bake berry delight, No-Bake Dessert
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6 Comments

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    July 6, 2020 at 6:11 am

    5 stars
    Ah! This dessert is perfect for 4th of July and summer picnics. It’s colorful and packed with fresh berries! I would be all about a bowl of this one at the end of a hot day. And speaking of hot, our days have been REALLY hot here lately – I think that’s a good excuse to make this Berry Delight for dessert tonight. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 6, 2020 at 8:15 am

      Easy, decadent and delicious!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    July 5, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    How easy is this Kathy?! I love summer no bake desserts. Perfect for busy weekends when family is visiting. Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 5, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      It’s so easy! 🙂 And delicious!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    July 2, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    5 stars
    What a festive and refreshing dessert for the holiday weekend. I so love summer berries. Yes, my oven will remain off too. Hope you have a happy 4th! 🙂 ~Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 3, 2020 at 5:25 am

      Thanks, Valentina!

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