Cool Whip Frosting
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Light and fluffy, Cool Whip frosting is incredibly simple to make, and it goes perfectly with nearly any cake or cupcake. Made with just 4 ingredients, this creamy frosting is a great alternative to the standard buttercream.
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With a yummy vanilla flavor, this Cool Whip frosting is sweet, airy, and creamy. One of the best things ever, this easy-to-make frosting is the perfect way to finish a cake or cupcakes.
Every bit as creamy and delicious as traditional frosting, Cool Whip frosting takes less time to make and makes frosting cakes or cupcakes almost effortless. It’s also a great way to use up any extra Cool Whip you have on hand!
Cool Whip frosting is an easy way to make delicious, homemade frosting from scratch. This lip-smacking good frosting is a great option for all your birthday cakes, cupcakes, or everyday cakes.
Cool Whip Frosting Ingredients
- Instant pudding - whatever flavor frosting you need
- Sugar - powdered sugar
- Milk - whole milk
- Whipped topping
You don’t have to stick with vanilla for your Cool Whip frosting, you can use any flavor of instant pudding in this creamy frosting. You can also 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.
Make sure 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, you will also want to make sure to sift the powdered sugar before using it.
If your kitchen is particularly warm, especially if you are making this in the summer, you can return this Cool Whip pudding frosting to the refrigerator to re-chill periodically while frosting your baked goods. Keep in mind that any cakes or cupcakes decorated with this Cool Whip with pudding frosting need to be stored in the fridge.
How to Make Cool Whip Frosting
FIRST STEP: 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.
SECOND STEP: Sprinkle in the instant pudding mix and beat for 1 to 1½ minutes, until thickened. Set it aside for 3 minutes.
THIRD STEP: Fold in the thawed whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Tightly cover, or transfer to an airtight container until ready to use.
Does frosting made with Cool Whip have to be refrigerated?
This whipped cream frosting can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Any cakes or cupcakes decorated with this Cool Whip with pudding frosting need to be stored in the fridge, as well
Can I turn this into colored frosting?
You can add a few drops of food coloring to give your homemade frosting the perfect color to match your party decor.
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 in the fridge for about an hour before using it.
How to Store Cool Whip Frosting
IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftover 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
- 3.4 ounces instant pudding whatever flavor frosting you need
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ¾ cup cold whole milk
- 8 ounces whipped topping thawed
- 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.
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