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    Default Make your own cool whip for less than a quarter!!

    Make your own cool whip for less than a quarter!!


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    we have been using this recipe for the longest time...and I never thought to post it...it's so easy and one packet of gelatin will last you a couple of batches...I wasn't sure where to post it, it's super easy and 'frugal' so I put it here Hope it helps

    Cool Whip
    Preparation Steps:Level of Difficulty:
    Easy
    Time Needed:Ingredients:
    1 teaspoon gelatin
    2 teaspoons cold water
    3 tablespoons boiling water
    1/2 cup ice water
    1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 tablespoons oil
    Serves:Directions:
    Chill a small mixing bowl. Soften gelatin with 2 teaspoons cold water,then add boiling water, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
    Cool until tepid. Place ice water and nonfat dry milk in the chilled bowl. Beat at high speed until mixture forms stiff peaks. Add sugar, still beating, then oil and gelatin. Place in freezer about 15 minutes
    then transfer to refrigerator until ready for use. Stir before using to retain creamy texture. Makes 2 cups....

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    Very cool!! Thank you!!! With summer coming on, and cobblers, strawberry shortcakes, etc on the horizon, I can see myself giving this recipe a try!
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    Thanks! Not only is this cheaper, I bet it's alot healthier than the actual Cool Whip too. Never even thought of making this. Great recipe.

    Theresa

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    Mahalo plenty for this great recipe!!
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    This is great for people who can have milk I use Cool Whip only because I can't have dairy, and Cool Whip is dairy free.

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    ~I've used this recipe from TWG and I didn't like it.
    I wish I liked it but because it is so much cheaper and better for you but everyone that I've had try that recipe has disliked it.
    The texture is great but it tastes off.
    You're making me want to try it again with a splash of vanilla....~

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    Thanks so much...I will definitely try it.
    I hear tell that if you add a little vanilla and lemon juice it improves the taste
    Last edited by larabelle; 06-04-2009 at 05:58 PM.
    Blessed and Highly Favored!!!!

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    ~Update: I did try the recipe again with a splash of vanilla and I still thought it tasted yucky. I think the gelatin flavor is too strong for me.
    As I was making it though, I remembered experimenting with this recipe years ago. By mixing in some chocolate syrup(about 1/4 cup) and about a cup of vanilla fat free yogurt before refrigerating, you'll have a product very much like Yoplait's chocolate whips.
    I have one more experiment to do using this recipe as a base. Instead of plain gelatin I'll use strawberry. If it works it'll be a nice replacement for a recipe I use frequently(and save a buck each time I use it!)~

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    Good idea.

    Will watch this and see what the 'experimenters' come up with. Seems like it would have to have more flavor for me to like it. I don't normally keep unflavored gelatin on hand.

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    Default Cool Whip

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post
    This is great for people who can have milk I use Cool Whip only because I can't have dairy, and Cool Whip is dairy free.
    Cool Whip is NOT dairy free. It is actually very misleading as it contains casein which is major protein in dairy. You are NOT dairy free if you use this. Most of us with dairy issues cannot tolerate it. I am going to try tofigure this out with coconut milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2three View Post
    Cool Whip is NOT dairy free. It is actually very misleading as it contains casein which is major protein in dairy. You are NOT dairy free if you use this. Most of us with dairy issues cannot tolerate it. I am going to try tofigure this out with coconut milk.
    Sorry. I stand corrected.

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    I am SO going to have to make this!! Thanks so much!!!
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    Glad this got bumped up - still want to try it. Anyone use this recipe with or without changes?
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