20 Recipes That Start With Cool Whip
Whether it is a dollop atop a piece of holiday pie, a fun icebox cake project with the kids, or an old-school gelatin mold, Cool Whip is an always-welcome, nostalgic recipe ingredient. The easiest whipped topping to use, Cool Whip can be kept in the fridge for immediate use, or frozen for future recipes. And while there is obviously a time and place for homemade whipped cream, it doesn't always behave the same as Cool Whip, and sometimes you just don't want to have to go to all the muss and fuss of whipping your own. Here are 20 of our favorite dessert recipes that start with Cool Whip.
Chocolate-Covered OREO Cookie Cake
This riff on a no-bake cheesecake features one of Cool Whip's best pals, the Oreo cookie! Covered in a blanket of chocolate, it is festive enough for the holidays but easy enough for a weekday treat.
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
The world's easiest dessert is just some ice cream sandwiches and Cool Whip away! This ice cream cake could not be simpler to assemble, and it is a crowd pleaser.
Apple Snicker Salad
You might not think that butterscotch pudding, Cool Whip, Snickers bars, and apples would make a salad, but you'd be deliciously wrong! This is a Southern "salad" of the best possible kind.
Cookies and Cream Fluff
Recipe contributor Jemado says, "I found this recipe a few years ago and have been making it ever since. It's really easy to make and best of all, you can use different flavored pudding and cookies to change the flavor!"
Whipped Cream Mousse Frosting
Want an all-purpose super-fast Cool Whip frosting for any cake? This whipped cream mousse frosting is just the ticket.
Banana Pudding Poke Cake
This Cool Whip dessert tastes like classic banana pudding, but it's in an easy-to-make cake form. This banana pudding poke cake is perfect for your next backyard barbeque.
Another fun take on a salad, this version is made a bit lighter with yogurt in the mix, and tart cranberries and apples bring some fun fruit flavor to the party.
Opal's Cherry Delight
This perfect cherry cheesecake is a no-bake wonder, and Cool Whip keeps the filling light and fluffy.
Easy Banana Pudding Cake
Bananas and cake are a combination that always satisfies. This cake comes together in a jiffy with boxed cake mix!
Creamy Lemon Pie I
Four ingredients and a stay in the refrigerator until chilled is all this Cool Whip dessert requires. Does it get any easier than this? We don't think so.
Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake
An Italian version of a classic trifle meets strawberry shortcake, this layered dessert with Cool Whip, angel food cake, and berries is a great summer celebration of fruit and cream.
Whipped Pumpkin Dip
Who says dips have to be savory? Set out this whipped pumpkin dip with graham crackers or shortbread cookies and pieces of fruit for dipping, and watch your partygoers dig in happily.
Bucket of Mud
No one loves a Cool Whip dessert like kids, and this giant version of a classic dirt cup dessert is just the ticket. Made in a bucket, it serves a crowd, and your kids will love helping decorate it with gummy worms, bugs, or candy flowers.
RumChata Pudding Shots
And now something for the grown-ups. This dessert shot with Rum Chata cream liqueur is a fun way to end your next dinner party.
World's Largest Peanut Butter Cup
The only time you can improve on the age-old partnership of chocolate and peanut butter is when you add Cool Whip! This pie is called the World's Largest Peanut Butter Cup, and that is just what it tastes like.
Cool Whip Cookies
Four ingredients are all you need for unforgettable — and unforgettably easy! — cookies. Reviewer MastahX suggests cooling the dough for an hour before rolling it into drops.
World's Best Key Lime Pie
Recipe creator June says this Cool Whip dessert has a "very light" Key Lime taste. "No baking, no fuss - takes me 10 or 15 minutes to make," they wrote.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
This Cool Whip dessert recipe makes two pies, which is great if you're headed to a potluck or serving a big family. You can also freeze the second pie for later. "Easy Dreamy Pie. Reminds me of a frozen Peanut Butter Cup," wrote reviewer Melanie Greer.
Whipped Pumpkin Pie
"My husband doesn't like traditional pumpkin pie but loves this recipe I came up with," wrote recipe contirbutor luvtobake. "The cream cheese adds a wonderful flavor with a traditional pie taste but light/whipped."