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Old 05-30-2019, 11:19 AM
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Ways to eat Cool Whip


I picked up a tub of Cool Whip and it has a new design for the cardboard on top. It shows six different things to do with Cool Whip. One of then shows a heaping spoonful and declares, "Eat like ice cream". My life has been vindicated.

https://harvestimefoods.com/cool-whi...-043000009536/

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Old 05-30-2019, 12:06 PM
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I endorse this event or product.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:14 PM
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In her cookbook Alice (Remember Alice? Arlo wrote a song about Alice) states that anything topped with whipped cream will be a hit.*

*I know some people who would end whipped cream with a spoon.
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I think a distinction must be made between Cool Whip(tm) brand non-dairy topping and whipped cream. Even though they are often used interchangeably, they barely exist in the same universe.
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:17 PM
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If Reddi-Wip ever puts suggestions like that on their packaging, I hope they have the nerve to make #1 "Wrap lips around nozzle and spray directly into mouth". Anything else would just be dishonest.
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:29 PM
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Frozen spoonfuls of Cool Whip between graham crackers, yum!

My wife used to keep fat free Cool Whip in the freezer. I accidentally left it on the counter one day and noticed that it retained it's structure even after warming up. I contend it uses polystyrene as a stabilizer
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A spoon is traditional. While still cold a fork works ok. Other ways to eat it? I dunno, maybe with your hands, or when it's melted enough with a straw.
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:49 PM
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I saw a recipe (together with photograph) once in one of Mom's magazines:

Our Favorite Dessert
1 biscuit
1 strawberry
1 blueberry
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43 cans Redi-Whip
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Cool-Whip on Jello was a childhood favorite of mine. But no, it ain't whipped cream.
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:19 PM
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A spoon is traditional. While still cold a fork works ok. Other ways to eat it? I dunno, maybe with your hands, or when it's melted enough with a straw.
Not your hands. Just a finger. Because you're only having one little taste. Or maybe two. It's been three seconds, you can open up the fridge and get another little taste. . . OK, two little tastes. How 'bout a couple more little finger tastes. Let's go back and have one more. . . Hey! Who ate all the Cool Whip?
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I picked up a tub of Cool Whip and it has a new design for the cardboard on top. It shows six different things to do with Cool Whip. One of then shows a heaping spoonful and declares, "Eat like ice cream". My life has been vindicated.

https://harvestimefoods.com/cool-whi...-043000009536/

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Ditto.

I like the taste (not to mention the oddly rubbery consistency when it's still "frozen") of Cool Whip better than ice cream or whipped cream.
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My wife's family has a traditional side dish that they make for pretty much every family gathering, which they call "fluffy Jell-O." It consists of:

- A box of Jell-O
- A container of Cool Whip
- A container of small curd cottage cheese
- A can of fruit (typically pineapple chunks)

There's no real prep involved -- one just mixes the ingredients together.
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My wife's family has a traditional side dish that they make for pretty much every family gathering, which they call "fluffy Jell-O." It consists of:



- A box of Jell-O

- A container of Cool Whip

- A container of small curd cottage cheese

- A can of fruit (typically pineapple chunks)



There's no real prep involved -- one just mixes the ingredients together.
Surely the Jell-O is prepared before mixing with the other ingredients (before the Jell-O has a chance to set up).
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:06 PM
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My wife's family has a traditional side dish that they make for pretty much every family gathering, which they call "fluffy Jell-O." It consists of:

- A box of Jell-O
- A container of Cool Whip
- A container of small curd cottage cheese
- A can of fruit (typically pineapple chunks)

There's no real prep involved -- one just mixes the ingredients together.
I make that with lime jello. My kids called it 'green slime'
The jello powder is just stirred in the cool whip and cottage cheese

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My wife's family has a traditional side dish that they make for pretty much every family gathering, which they call "fluffy Jell-O." It consists of:

- A box of Jell-O
- A container of Cool Whip
- A container of small curd cottage cheese
- A can of fruit (typically pineapple chunks)

There's no real prep involved -- one just mixes the ingredients together.
Your family is Lutheran, and is from Minnesota. Right?
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My wife's family has a traditional side dish that they make for pretty much every family gathering, which they call "fluffy Jell-O." It consists of:

- A box of Jell-O
- A container of Cool Whip
- A container of small curd cottage cheese
- A can of fruit (typically pineapple chunks)

There's no real prep involved -- one just mixes the ingredients together.
I made something like this (actually a Watergate Salad) on a lark to take to a potluck at work. Even though we're in the heart of its Midwestern origins, no one got the joke and it sat untouched until I took it home. Where I ate it with no qualms.

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Speaking of Jello, Cool Whip is a great icing for Jello cakes, where you mix the prepared-but-unset gelatin mix with the batter of a cake mix. It's one of my favorite kinds of cake that is made with a standard mix. Strawberry or cherry tend to work best, in my opinion.

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Surely the Jell-O is prepared before mixing with the other ingredients (before the Jell-O has a chance to set up).
As Beck notes, no, you don't actually make the Jell-O -- I just asked my wife for the instructions, to be certain of this. She says: "You pour the powdered Jell-O onto the cottage cheese, and mix it in. You then add in the fruit, once you drain it, because you don't want the water from the fruit in there. Finally, you fold in the Cool Whip."

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Your family is Lutheran, and is from Minnesota. Right?
Well, it's my wife's family. Yes to Lutheran, no to Minnesota (they're from Chicago). My wife tells me that they first found the recipe in a cookbook which their Lutheran church (here in suburban Chicago) published, decades ago, with a collection of recipes from members of the congregation.
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before they made chocolate cool whip a kid i knew would take a can of hersheys .....dump it in and mix it up and eat it straight from the container
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Are we suggesting non-spoon ways to eat Cool Whip? Cuz I like it dolloped onto toasted (frozen) waffles, so it melts into the squares.

Then I just eat the rest of the damn tub.

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God I'd give a pinky finger to eat a whole tub of coolwhip.
ETA feel free to judge, cause i don't care.

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I'm from Minnesota, not Lutheran tho

We make the Jell-O fluff but no cottage cheese - just Cool Whip, Jell-O and fruit. It's very good and easy. Why cottage cheese?! I just imagine a very bad texture with chunks. UGH
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As Beck notes, no, you don't actually make the Jell-O -- I just asked my wife for the instructions, to be certain of this. She says: "You pour the powdered Jell-O onto the cottage cheese, and mix it in. You then add in the fruit, once you drain it, because you don't want the water from the fruit in there. Finally, you fold in the Cool Whip."
So what happens with the Jell-O? Does it thicken the mix or just flavor it or what?
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So what happens with the Jell-O? Does it thicken the mix or just flavor it or what?
Mostly it's for flavor, I think. It doesn't have a Jell-O like texture, at all.
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So what happens with the Jell-O? Does it thicken the mix or just flavor it or what?
The Jell-o powder just flavors stuff. Jell-o powder is quite useful for flavoring things. If you're low-carbing and making pretty tasteless stuff like flax muffins, sugar-free Jell-o powder can impart more flavor than just about any other ingredient.

Uses for Jell-o powder
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I've won a couple of Cool Whip eating contests. Hands-free Cool Whip eating contests. Unfortunately, the container walls are too high & it's tough to get the corners.

The first time we were all in a row. I knew I was ahead of the people directly next to me but could not see the progress of others further down the row. I had gotten all I could from what was in front of me so I grabbed the edge with my teeth & spun the container; the crowd went wild!
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I've eaten a lot of Lemon Icebox pie. It's just flavored Cool Whip in a graham cracker pie shell.

Haven't made it in a long time. IIRC the recipe is a can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed milk, lemon juice, and a tub of Cool Whip. Pour in pie shell and refrigerate.

It makes a very light and airy pie. Basically flavored Cool Whip.

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I've eaten a lot of Lemon Icebox pie. It's just flavored Cool Whip in a graham cracker pie shell.

Haven't made it in a long time. IIRC the recipe is a can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed milk, lemon juice, and a tub of Cool Whip. Pour in pie shell and refrigerate.
Do you need the condensed milk? The extra sugar is great but the milk part might have some healthy nutrients in it.
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There are Cool Whip pies that don't use the Eagle Brand milk.

This one is just yogurt and Cool Whip
https://www.thespruceeats.com/cool-w...recipe-3376704
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Surely it is a law of nature that any foodstuff that can be eaten like ice cream should be eaten like ice cream.
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Do you need the condensed milk? The extra sugar is great but the milk part might have some healthy nutrients in it.
You could try using a can of Evaporated milk. The amount of lemon juice will need adjusting. Since the only sweetener is in the Cool Whip.
I used a half cup lemon juice. I'd suggest only pouring a Quarter cup and tasting it. Add more as needed. Pour the unused back in the bottle.

I've made it without the graham cracker pie shell. Spread it out in a 9x9 glass pan. Refrigerate. It cuts into squares reasonably well for a family meal. I'd use a pie shell for company. Pie looks nicer on a plate.

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I always used to get yelled at growing up eating Cool Whip right out the container. I can't wait until the next time I show that to my mother. HA!
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Recently I made orange jello and stirred in a packet of vanilla pudding mix, then I added a tub of Cool Whip, mixed it all together and put it in the fridge for a few hours. It made a nice, light dessert.
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Slumber party special: Cool Whip with plain chocolate M&Ms. That was more than 30 years ago.

Can't imagine eating Cool Whip anymore, but then I probably haven't eaten any for decades. They don't have it around here.
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mixed with cream cheese and sugar and eating it that way OR on a graham cracker crust...YUM!
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Damn you Family Guy! Thanks to that gag I can never see the words "Cool Whip" without pronouncing it "Cool Hwip" in my head.
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Someone needs to invent a Cool Whip Bong.
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Slumber party special: Cool Whip with plain chocolate M&Ms. That was more than 30 years ago.



Can't imagine eating Cool Whip anymore, but then I probably haven't eaten any for decades. They don't have it around here.
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I don't really eat that stuff but real whipped cream (either whipped up or as a drink) is an enjoyable healthy snack.
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