Dairy-Free Life Part 4: Desserts – Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Today’s second dairy-free dessert course comes courtesy of the South. I first encountered it while living in Louisiana and working in Texas. I’ve put a dairy-free twist on a classic dessert, full of salty and sweet goodness and super easy to make. This dessert features fresh strawberries and Jell-O and a rich, creamy, dairy-free layer sitting atop a salty, crunchy pretzel crust.

It’s a Strawberry Pretzel Salad! Don’t let the name deter you, it’s not a salad. It’s more like a no-bake cheesecake, and it has quickly become a favorite here in the Jordan house. This dish is perfect for these late summer days where you can take advantage of fresh strawberries. If you find yourself craving this outside of strawberry season, don’t fret. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use frozen strawberries or a multitude of other fruits — just be sure to use the respective Jell-O flavor (i.e., raspberries with raspberry Jell-O, etc.).

I have made this dessert dairy-free by using So Delicious CocoWhip instead of Cool Whip and Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese instead of cream cheese. I would argue that using these dairy-free alternatives makes this dish even better than the traditional version. Enjoy!

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