How to make homemade Cool Whip

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How to make homemade Cool Whip
Homemade Cool Whip is essentially whipped cream. (Getty Thinkstock)

Cool Whip is a brand of whipped dessert topping that is used as a substitute for whipped cream. Making your own home version of Cool Whip is so simple to make that you need only two ingredients and the right equipment. Turn your homemade whipped cream into dessert by layering with store-bought jam and fresh berries, or mix in different extracts or liqueurs. The possibilities to this simple recipe are endless.

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Things you need

  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 235 grams (1 cup) double cream

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  1. 1

    Place the bowl of your stand mixer and the double cream into the freezer. Allow it to sit in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. If you are using a hand mixer place the bowl you plan on using int the freezer. Getting the bowl and cream cold results in a better product.

  2. 2

    Attach the whisk to the stand mixer or place the whisks into the hand mixer. Place the cream and sugar into the bowl. Turn on the mixer and beat until stiff peaks form.

  3. 3

    Store whipped cream in an airtight container for up to 10 hours. If necessary, you can re-whip the mixture lightly prior to serving.

  4. 4

    Flavour whipped cream as you are beating the mixture, before the stiff peaks have formed. Vanilla bean paste, almond extract, rum and cocoa powder are popular additions.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't overbeat the mixture or you could end up with sweet butter.

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