The Magic of Cool Whip: 16 Delicious Ways to Use Frozen Whipped Topping in Your Desserts Table of Contents

Did you know that Cool Whip is no longer just a “topping” for pies and cakes? Better believe it! We’ve curated 16 dessert recipes that use whipped topping during the baking process, chilling process, and more! Try cookies, cakes, pies and more that are made WITH frozen whipped topping for a delightfully unexpected treat.


Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Cake mix can almost be considered a misnomer for how versatile it is! One of our favorite test kitchen tricks is to use cake mix to make quick homemade cookies. Cake mix cookies tend to be a bit lighter and fluffier than your standard cookie, so you’re not breaking a tooth just biting into it! Read Recipe

Pumpkin pie? Pumpkin Cheesecake? Now you don’t have to choose! Pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree are the typical stars, but the addition of cream cheese and a graham cracker crust make this a fall treat you just have to try. Read Recipe

Heavenly Chocolate–Strawberry Mousse Cake

This is one of those fancy cakes you see on book covers and can’t believe that it’s real. And while it takes a bit of patience, all you need to do is follow it one step at a time, and you’ll be able to make yourself a strawberry dessert that looks just as incredible as… Read Recipe

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Editorial Staff

Executive Chef: Addie Gundry
Editor: Nicola Prybell
Manager: Caitlin Eaton
Photographer: Megan Von Schonhoff, Tom Krawczyk
Note: Cool Whip is a brand of imitation whipped cream, referred to as a whipped topping by its manufacturer, Kraft Heinz.
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