Know what’s gross? Cool Whip. No really. Have you ever looked at the ingredients in Cool Whip? ACK!
Cool Whip Original is made of water, hydrogenated vegetable oil (including coconut and palm kernel oils), high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, skim milk, light cream (less than 2%), sodium caseinate, natural and artificial flavor, xanthan and guar gums, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, sodium polyphosphate, and beta carotene (as a coloring).
As if that list of ingredients isn’t troubling enough, I’m sincerely sitting here scratching my head over the last ingredient; beta carotene (as coloring) – doesn’t it strike you odd that they needed to add a color to make cool whip white? ‘Cause it should.
I don’t think I need to really get into the disgusting details why 90% of the ingredients in Cool Whip are completely toxic to the human body… it’s pretty obvious, right?
But here’s the thing, so many family-favorite dessert recipes from the 70’s & 80’s were based on using cool whip… because you’ve made the awesome choice to avoid processed foods, like cool whip, you don’t have to ditch those recipes anymore with my Homemade Healthy Cool Whip!
I kinda feel bad. I perfected this recipe nearly a year ago, but keep forgetting to post it.
I’m sorry. Please don’t be mad.
Let’s just move forward, ok??
My Homemade Healthy Cool Whip is made with just a few simple ingredients and can easily be made Low-Carb & Keto friendly by swapping your favorite zero carb sweetener (I do not recommend stevia, THIS is my favorite Low-Carb sweetener)
Not only is this the perfect replacement for store bought Cool Whip, but it’s also a delicious fruit dip AND it’s amazing as a whipped cream style cake frosting!
The cake above, which I call a Princess Cake is my Grain Free Classic Birthday Cake found on page 182 of my first cookbook; Without GrainGrain Free Classic Birthday Cake found on page 182 of my first cookbook; Without Grain. In-between the layers I added chopped strawberries and a custard cream.
This recipe yields roughly 5 cups of Homemade Healthy Cool Whip, this (below) shows one batch in a 5.2c plastic container.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
- Add remaining ingredients, WHIP until fluffy stiff peaks form.
- Enjoy your Homemade Healthy Coolwhip immediately or keep it in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.