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Cool Whip Substitute?
Topic Started: Nov 22 2011, 07:54:01 PM (49,681 Views)
angelini
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Hi guys and gals,

Just wondering what you all use in place of Cool Whip. I am planning on using whipped cream in my Double Layer Pumpkin Pie, but know it won't be the same. When I lived in the UK, I used to use 'Dream Topping' which was powdered and mixed with milk - just like Cool Whip - but I haven't seen that here either.

Thanks in advance :mrgreen:
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Bindie
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Double thick cream?

Google found this:

http://www.taste.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?p=101674&sid=1baf5fb55640e4d1614063cd7dadbfc9#p101739
Most of the time it is the stability of cool whip that is needed for most of these pies. Using whipped cream usually doesn't produce the best result because it collapses a bit. To stop this I use a stablised whipped cream instead of cool whip. Even if I had access to cool whip I would still use stablised whipped cream as cool whip is full of chemicals. This is the recipe for stablised whipped cream I use:

GELATIN:
2 tablespoons cold water.
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin


WHIPPING CREAM:
2 cups chilled whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons icing sugar

1. In a very small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand for about 5 minutes to soften.

2.Heat gelatin mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved, then remove from heat.
Let it cool.

3. Beat cream in a well-chilled bowl.

4.Slowly add the icing sugar and vanilla to the whipped cream and whip until slightly stiff.

5.Add melted and cooled gelatin to the whipping cream
Continue whipping until cream holds its shape.
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sheowahya
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you can get Dream Whip from USA foods

while it certainly is not Cool Whip, I think it's better than most whipping creams here



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Pothole
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G'day Angelini,

While not Cool Whip a few people I know say these guys make a lot of whips close to those back over in the US. The Rich N Smooth seems to be similair from what they say

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angelini
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Thanks all! I am one of the lucky people who live pretty darn close to USA Food's store, but didn't notice Dream Topping while there. Another trip before the weekend is out of the question, so I think I'll try your recipe, Bindie. I was worried about the cream losing its shape when combined with everything else.
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RachaelK
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Oooo.. clever with the gelatin. That's totally the problem too - I prefer the real whipped cream but the consistency of Cool Whip in a lot of recipes is so important. Thanks!
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