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Cool Whip Frosting

Heavy and dense frosting can ruin a delicious cake. However, when you use cool whip as the base for frosting, you end up with a light and airy topping.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 8 oz container frozen cool whip thawed
  • 1 3.5 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk the instant pudding mix, milk, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.Gently fold in the cool whip with a rubber spatula until no streaks remain. Use to frost cakes and cupcakes.


  • If frosting needs to be thicker, add a 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.