Vanilla Cool Whip Pie

 

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Vanilla Cool Whip Pie is a dreamy no-bake dessert made from a sweet filling piled on top of a buttery graham cracker crust. Easy to make with just 6 ingredients.
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Table of Contents
  1. Vanilla Cool Whip Pie Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Vanilla Cool Whip Pie Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Dreamy Vanilla Cool Whip Pie is an easy no-bake pie recipe where every creamy bite melts in your mouth. A perfect blending of vanilla pudding, cream cheese, marshmallow, and whipping topping creates a luscious vanilla pie that is impressive but easy to make. Serve this light and airy dessert to guests at your next potluck or picnic. 

If you love  this no-bake Cool Whip pie, more delicious recipes for no-bake desserts include Strawberry Cool Whip Pie and Oreo Delight

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Vanilla Cool Whip Pie Ingredients

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You will need:

  • 1 (9-ounce) premade graham cracker crust 
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 1 (3.9-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (7-ounce) container marshmallow fluff
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • Whipped topping, optional garnish

Substitutions and Additions

TOPPING: Depending on the time of year, you can customize your toppings for this easy recipe. Top pie with fresh fruit or frozen fruit, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, etc. Fresh strawberries or blueberries would be lovely in the summer, while pumpkin spice would be ideal for the fall. 

PIE CRUST: This delicious pudding pie recipe has plenty of flexibility for what crust you use. Chocolate crust, Oreo pie crust, shortbread crust, graham cracker pie crust, or a regular homemade pie crust all work well in this no-bake pie recipe. 

PUDDING: Change up the flavor of pudding mix in this easy dessert, and you can enjoy a different variety each time. Try strawberry Cool Whip pie, chocolate Cool Whip pie, or butterscotch Cool Whip pie.

WHIPPED TOPPING: If you can’t get a tub of Cool Whip, you can use our whipped cream recipe to make your own for this vanilla pudding Cool Whip pie.

How to Make This Vanilla Cool Whip Pie Recipe

PRO TIP: This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before serving. This is a great recipe to make the day before so that it is ready when you need it. 

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1 to 1½ minutes until smooth.

PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid lumps in your creamy filling. 

STEP TWO: Sprinkle the instant pudding mix over the cream cheese and continue mixing for 1 more minute until well combined.

pudding mix combined with cream cheese in a bowl

STEP THREE: Add the marshmallow fluff and continue mixing just until incorporated.

marshmallow fluff added to the bowl of cream cheese mixture

STEP FOUR: Fold in the thawed Cool Whip.

cool whip folded into the cream cheese mixture

STEP FIVE: Spread the Cool Whip mixture into the pre-made graham cracker crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight. Slice into eight servings and garnish the outer edges of the slices with whipped topping, if you wish.

PRO TIP: If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting the whole thing inside a glass pie pan to give it a bit more stability.

cool whip mixture spread into the pie crust

How to Serve

This yummy pie is perfect for a holiday party or a hot summer day. Friends and family will love to be treated to a slice of this creamy pie. Make it even more delightful by serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a mug of hot chocolate. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this vanilla pudding pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

PRO TIP: You can use the protective clear plastic cover as a top to the pie. Simply remove the paper insert and flip it over to form a dome.

IN THE FREEZER: Freezing this no-bake vanilla pie is not recommended. When the pie thaws, it may cause the bottom of the pie to become soggy. 

close up shot of a whole pie with a slice missing

Vanilla Cool Whip pie is the kind of dessert that dreams are made of with sweet filling piled on top of a buttery graham cracker crust. With just 6 ingredients, Vanilla Cool Whip Pie is an easy recipe to make any time you want a delicious dessert. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dessert ahead of time? 

This great recipe is best made ahead since it needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before serving it.

Can I make my own crust for this recipe? 

If you would prefer to make your own cookie crust instead of using a premade crust for this quick dessert. you certainly can. Crush graham crackers or chocolate cookies in a food processor to give you 1½ cups of crumbs before combining with 5 tablespoons of butter and baking at 300°F for 10 minutes.

Can I use a different flavor of pudding? 

This easy pie recipe is very flexible. You can change up the flavor of the pie depending on the flavor of instant pudding mix you use.

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Vanilla Cool Whip Pie

Vanilla Cool Whip Pie is a dreamy no-bake dessert made from a sweet filling piled on top of a buttery graham cracker crust. Easy to make with just 6 ingredients.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 9 ounces premade graham cracker crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3.9 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 8 ounces cool whip, thawed
  • whipped topping, optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1 to 1½ minutes until smooth.
  • Sprinkle the instant pudding mix over the cream cheese and continue mixing for 1 more minute until well combined.
  • Add the marshmallow fluff and continue mixing just until incorporated.
  • Fold in the thawed Cool Whip.
  • Spread the Cool Whip mixture into the pre-made graham cracker crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight. Slice into eight servings and garnish the outer edges of the slices with whipped topping, if you wish.

Notes

  • This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before serving. This is a great recipe to make the day before so that it is ready when you need it.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid lumps in your creamy filling.
  • If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting the whole thing inside a glass pie pan to give it a bit more stability.
  • You can use the protective clear plastic cover as a top to the pie. Simply remove the paper insert and flip it over to form a dome.

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  1. Cheryl Harris says

    Do you put the plastic dome cover on the pie when you chill it for 8 hours, or afterward chilling. Thank You!

  2. Heather says

    5 stars
    Made this this evening with butterscotch pudding mix and mmmm so good!! I put butterscotch chips on top as well and it’s in the fridge now. Can’t wait to try it when it’s cool versus room temp! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Kathy jo says

    5 stars
    I have not tried this yet but am making it for my husband this weekend. My question is could i add a spoonful of creamy peanutbutter while whipping or would that make it to heavy and not be able to whip up?

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