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MYO Cool Whip

homemade cool whip topping

This is a relatively simple recipe to create your own copycat cool whip style topping in a pinch. This delicious do it yourself recipe can be used in place of its store-bought counterpart in your favorite recipes.

Cool Whip Original is made of water, hydrogenated vegetable oil (including coconut and palm kernel oils), high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, skimmed milk, light cream (less than 2%), sodium caseinate, natural and artificial flavor, xanthan, and guar gums (for thickening), polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, sodium polyphosphate, and beta carotene (as a coloring).

Our version is quite simplified, made of gelatin, milk, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla. Cool whip is a topping, but if you’re looking for a more natural option with fewer ingredients, you’ll love our stabilized whipped cream recipe.

How to Make Homemade Cool Whip from Scratch

homemade cool whip ingredients

Chill a small mixing bowl. In a small bowl, Soften gelatin with 2 teaspoons cold water, then add boiling water, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.

making cool whip from scratch

Allow cooling for about three minutes. Place ice water and dry milk in the chilled bowl. Beat at high speed until the mixture forms stiff peaks.

whipping copycat cool whip Add sugar,  one tablespoon at a time, still beating, then the coconut oil and gelatin.

homemade col whip replacement

Finally, add the vanilla.  If you want your cool whip to be creamy white, use clear vanilla extract. Otherwise, it will have an off-white color. Place the bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes then transfer to the refrigerator until ready for use. Stir gently before using to retain creamy texture. Makes 2-3 cups.

cooking smiley Chef Hints you don’t want to Miss:

Definitely chill the bowls and whisk before making the recipe. This will cut your beating time in half. It takes a LONG time to get Stiff peaks using Nonfat dry milk. Next, USE Nonfat Dry milk. The full-fat version does NOT work.

cooking smiley Chef Hints you don’t want to Miss:

You can substitute Splenda for the Sugar if you want to make a no-sugar version.

**Update** Although this goes in the freezer for the first 15 minutes or so- it becomes a very, light, fluffy topping. If, however, you freeze it for extended periods of time, the fluffiness goes away and it takes on a soupier texture.

As my husband says, It tastes like Cool Whip but doesn’t feel “extra creamy” like cool whip.

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