Cool Whip Frosting

Elevate your cakes, cupcakes, and desserts with this light and fluffy Cool Whip Frosting! It’s the perfect alternative to traditional heavy buttercream, offering a lighter, slightly sweet, and airy option that’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few ingredients, you can whip up this frosting in no time, making it ideal for impromptu gatherings, birthday parties, or when you simply crave something sweet without the heaviness. This frosting pairs beautifully with all types of desserts, adding a creamy finish that’s sure to impress.


  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and milk until well combined and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla extract to the pudding mixture and stir.
  3. Gently fold in the thawed Cool Whip until the mixture is smooth and well incorporated.
  4. Refrigerate the frosting for about 30 minutes before using to allow it to set up slightly, making it easier to spread or pipe onto your desserts.
  5. Apply to your favorite cakes, cupcakes, or desserts as desired.

Prep Time: 5 minutes + 30 minutes chilling
Kcal: Approximately 100 kcal per serving (1/12 of the recipe)

Storage: Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to give it a good stir before using it on your desserts.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a variation, you can try using different flavors of instant pudding mix such as chocolate or butterscotch for a unique twist to the frosting.
  • Ensure that the Cool Whip is completely thawed before using it in the recipe for a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • If you prefer a sweeter frosting, you can add a tablespoon of powdered sugar while mixing the Cool Whip for a touch of extra sweetness.

Enjoy creating and decorating your desserts with this delightful Cool Whip Frosting!

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