Cool Whip Frosting

 

Cool Whip frosting is incredibly simple to make and makes a lip-smacking frosting that is light and creamy. The perfect way to finish a cake, cupcakes, or even cookies.
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Table of Contents
  1. Cool Whip Frosting Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Cool Whip Frosting
  4. How to Serve Cool Whip Frosting
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Cool Whip frosting is a light, creamy and fluffy frosting that is incredibly simple to make. Made with just 4 ingredients, creamy Cool Whip frosting goes perfectly with nearly any cake or cupcake.

Wondering what to bake to next enjoy with your mouth-watering homemade frosting? You’ll definitely want to make Vanilla Cupcakes, Busy Day Chocolate Cake, and Brownie Cupcakes.

Cool Whip Frosting Ingredients

You will need:

  • 3.4 ounces instant pudding (whatever flavor frosting you need)
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup cold whole milk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed

Substitutions and Additions

PUDDING: You can use any flavor of instant pudding in this creamy frosting. 

COLOR: Add a few drops of food coloring to tint your frosting in a rainbow of delightful colors, depending on the color of cake or cupcakes you need. 

How to Make Cool Whip Frosting

PRO TIP: Don’t forget to thaw the Cool Whip ahead of time so that it is the right consistency for this recipe.

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on low speed, add the cold milk and powdered sugar. Beat for 30 seconds to combine.

PRO TIP: If it is humid where you are, make sure to sift the powdered sugar before using it.

STEP TWO: Sprinkle in the instant pudding mix and beat for 1 to 1½ minutes, until thickened. Set it aside for 3 minutes.

STEP THREE: Fold in the thawed whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Tightly cover, or transfer to an airtight container until ready to use.

PRO TIP: If your kitchen is particularly warm, you can return this Cool Whip pudding frosting to the refrigerator to re-chill periodically while frosting your baked goods.

How to Serve Cool Whip Frosting

Every bit as creamy and delicious as traditional frosting, this easy-to-make frosting is the perfect way to finish a cake or cupcakes. Use this delicious frosting for your birthday cakes, cupcakes, or everyday cakes. Of course, every cake, topped with this lip-smacking good frosting, is even more indulgent with a scoop of ice cream on the side. Pair your baked goods with a scoop of vanilla or some birthday cake ice cream. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Keep any leftovers of this whipped cream frosting in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Keep whatever you are decorating in the refrigerator, as well. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze leftover frosting for up to a month. Just make sure to thaw it in the fridge for about an hour before using it.

Cool Whip frosting is sweet, airy, and creamy. Utterly addictive, this easy-to-make frosting is a great alternative to the standard buttercream. The perfect way to finish a cake, cupcakes, or even cookies, give this easy Cool Whip frosting a try the next time you are looking for a unique and tasty frosting option.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I turn this into colored frosting? 

This easy recipe can be changed to your desired color with just a few drops of food coloring.

Do I have to keep cakes with this Cool Whip frosting in the fridge? 

Any cakes or cupcakes decorated with this Cool Whip with pudding frosting need to be stored in the fridge.

Can I store the leftover frosting in the freezer? 

This easy frosting can be kept in the freezer for up to one month. Let it thaw for about an hour in the fridge before using it.

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Cool Whip Frosting

Cool Whip frosting is incredibly simple to make and makes a lip-smacking frosting that is light and creamy. The perfect way to finish a cake, cupcakes, or even cookies.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3.4 ounces instant pudding whatever flavor frosting you need
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup cold whole milk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on low speed, add the cold milk and powdered sugar. Beat for 30 seconds to combine.
  • Sprinkle in the instant pudding mix and beat for 1 to 1½ minutes, until thickened. Set it aside for 3 minutes.
  • Fold in the thawed whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Tightly cover, or transfer to an airtight container until ready to use.

Notes

Don’t forget to thaw the Cool Whip ahead of time so that it is the right consistency for this recipe.
If it is humid where you are, make sure to sift the powdered sugar before using it.
If your kitchen is particularly warm, you can return this Cool Whip pudding frosting to the refrigerator to re-chill periodically while frosting your baked goods.

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