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If you’re a fan of cream cheese frosting but are looking for a lighter, fluffier alternative, this Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is just what you need! Thanks to the addition of whipped topping, this frosting is airy and light, yet still packed with all the tangy, creamy flavor you love from traditional cream cheese frosting.
Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect for topping cakes, cupcakes, or even as a dip for fruit or cookies. Plus, it’s so easy to make – you’ll be whipping up batches of this frosting in no time! Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting is a type of frosting that is made by combining whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
Ingredients Used In Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting
- Whipped Topping Cool Whip, 8 ounces
- Cream Cheese (softened), 8 ounces
- Powdered Sugar, 2 cups
- Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon
Step By Step Instructions To Make Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting
Smooth and creamy cream cheese can be achieved by applying a hand-held mixer or a stand-up mixer to softened cream cheese.
The powdered sugar and vanilla extract should be added and the mixture should be thoroughly combined on low speed for 1-2 minutes.
The mixer should be set to medium speed and the whipped topping should be added. The frosting should reach the desired consistency after mixing for 2-3 minutes with whipped topping.
Don’t wait to use the frosting! Use it immediately!
Tips and Tricks
Here are some tips and tricks for making the perfect Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting:
Make sure your cream cheese is softened: Softening the cream cheese will make it easier to mix with the other ingredients, and will help to prevent lumps in the frosting. You can soften the cream cheese by leaving it out at room temperature for a few hours or by microwaving it for a few seconds.
Use chilled whipped topping: Keeping the whipped topping chilled until you’re ready to use it will help it hold its shape and prevent it from melting into the frosting. You can also chill your mixing bowl and beaters to help keep the whipped topping cold.
Gradually add the powdered sugar: Adding the powdered sugar too quickly can cause lumps in the frosting, so it’s best to add it gradually while mixing until the frosting reaches the desired consistency.
Don’t overmix the frosting: Overmixing the frosting can cause it to become too thin or lose its airy texture. Combine all ingredients until smooth, then stop mixing.
Customize the flavor: You can customize the flavor of your frosting by adding different extracts, like almond or lemon, or by incorporating other ingredients like cocoa powder or melted chocolate.
Store the frosting properly: Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. When you’re ready to use it, let it come to room temperature and give it a quick stir before spreading it on your cake or cupcakes.
There are several variations you can make to Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting to give it a unique twist. Here are a few ideas:
Peanut Butter Frosting: Add 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter to the frosting mixture and mix until smooth.
Oreo Frosting: Crush 6-8 Oreo cookies and fold them into the frosting mixture for a cookie and cream flavor.
Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting: Add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to the frosting mixture.
Salted Caramel Frosting: Fold in 1/4 cup of salted caramel sauce for a sweet and salty flavor.
Red Velvet Frosting: Mix in 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and a few drops of red food coloring for a classic red velvet flavor.
Maple Frosting: Add 1/4 cup of maple syrup to the frosting mixture and mix until smooth.
Strawberry Frosting: Fold in 1/2 cup of strawberry jam or puree for a sweet and fruity flavor.
These variations are just a few examples of the many different flavor combinations you can create with Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting. Experiment with different ingredients and have fun creating your own unique frostings!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I substitute regular whipped cream for Cool Whip?
No, regular whipped cream will not hold up as well in the frosting and will likely become too soft or melt.
Can I make this frosting ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the frosting up to a day ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze this frosting?
It’s not recommended to freeze this frosting, as the texture and consistency may change once it thaws.
Can I use low-fat cream cheese or reduced-fat Cool Whip in this recipe?
Yes, you can use low-fat or reduced-fat versions of these ingredients, but keep in mind that the texture and flavor may be slightly different.
Can I color this frosting?
Yes, you can add food coloring to this frosting to achieve different colors.
Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious and versatile frosting that can be used to elevate the flavor of cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts. Whether you follow the recipe as is or customize it with your own unique flavors, we hope you enjoy making and sharing this delicious Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting with your loved ones.
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Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
- 8 ounces Whipped Topping Cool Whip
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Smooth and creamy cream cheese can be achieved by applying a hand-held mixer or a stand-up mixer to softened cream cheese.
- The powdered sugar and vanilla extract should be added and the mixture should be thoroughly combined on low speed for 1-2 minutes.
- The mixer should be set to medium speed and the whipped topping should be added. The frosting should reach the desired consistency after mixing for 2-3 minutes with whipped topping.
- Don't wait to use the frosting! Use it immediately!