Homemade Cool Whip is so easy to make and I can use it to make all those recipes that call for Cool Whip
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Homemade Cool Whip

Now we have a recipe for HOMEMADE COOL WHIP for all of our readers in different countries and those that don't like processed foods! It tastes like fresh whipped cream but with the texture and sturdiness of Cool Whip!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Aubrey Cota


  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 2 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar sifted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  • add water into a sauce pan and sprinkle the gelatin over top
  • allow it to sit for 2-3 minutes
  • place pan on medium low heat and stir until gelatin has dissolved and water looks clear again
  • remove from heat and allow to cool but not to solidify (if mixture does solidify just put it back on the heat again and stir until it has melted and then allow to cool keeping an eye on it)
  • pour the heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer and, using the whisk attachment, beat on low then medium speed until the point when peaks just begin to form (don't walk away here, you don't want to over mix and end up with butter)
  • reduce the speed of the mixer to low and sprinkle in the confectioner's sugar
  • once incorporated slowly add in the vanilla until fully mixed in
  • now slowly drizzle the cooled gelatin mixture down the side of the bowl into the cream mixture
  • once all the gelatin has been fully added turn up the speed of the mixer to medium and allow it to whip the cream back to medium peaks