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Summer is finally upon us and it’s time to start whipping up your favorite seasonal treats. Joanna Gaines has a recipe for an amazing no-bake strawberry pie that will instantly transport you to a warm and sunny day, even if it’s still cloudy and gray in your neck of the woods.
Although it looks fancy and tastes divine, this summery dessert comes together in just 20 minutes — and then it needs to set in the freezer for about six hours or up to overnight. Throughout much of the country, peak strawberry season arrives in June, though if you’re having trouble tracking down a fresh pint, you could also sub in frozen strawberries.
Because there’s no baking required, it’s perfect for making on a hot day when you don’t even want to think about turning on the oven. All that’s needed is some sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, powdered milk, strawberries, lemon juice, vanilla extract and a graham cracker crust.
Get the full recipe here.
Gaines’s new cookbook, “Magnolia Table, Volume 2,” was released in April 2020.
In celebration, the “Fixer Upper” star shared tutorials for some of her recipes on YouTube, such as this tutorial for making her chocolate chip cookies. Apparently, the Gaines family baked these cookies while home together during quarantine last year.
Although she was set to go on tour for her new book in 2020, her plans were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, in a YouTube video entitled “Magnolia Table, Vol. 2 Book Tour (at home edition),” the Gaines family celebrated the launch in their own “unique, stir-crazy kind of way.”
Aww! Since Gaines was not able to greet fans across the country, her kids and husband subbed in as her customers coming to get their books signed, complete with kooky costumes and some impressive acting skills. They sure know how to make some lemonade out of lemons!
Speaking of lemonade, if you need a tasty seasonal beverage to wash down your strawberry pie, Gaines also has some great recipes for infused summer lemonades. Blackberries, watermelon, peach and more are all great flavors to accent this classic summer thirst-quencher.
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