By Kittencalskitchen on January 18, 2004
"This is close enough to real thing, although I have never tried it but I imagine that the mixture could be frozen until ready to use --- *note* do not double the recipe as it will not thicken properly, make two separate recipes in two bowls, use only *pure* vanilla extract for this :)"
Serving Size: 1 (333 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"My first experience making this recipe was also getting a cream like consistency. Reading other similar recipes for whipping skim milk into whipped topping yielded the secret. You must start with ice cold ingredients, whisk, and bowl. I put the dry milk and water, mixed together in the freezer until slushy and placed the beater and bowl in as well. The result was the fluffy topping you'd expect. The only thing is that the color of the topping is a little brown, not pure white as the off the shelf brand. Perhaps if I could find a vanilla without brownish color it would remain whiter. All in all it takes great and is useful in recipes where the off white color wouldn't matter."
"Pretty cool stuff! I made just as directed. The result was white and fluffy and tasted similar to but better than Cool Whip. You could choose this recipe because it's cheap or because you have all of the ingredients on hand, but I would heartily endorse it as a healthier alternative to the stuff in the store. I mean, really, read the label sometime, it's disgusting! I don't feel guilty serving this to my kids since it's actually a good source of calcium without all of the hydrogenated fats. Yuk! If you avoid sugar, I'm sure Splenda would work well also. I preferred this in Layered Strawberry Squares #114981 which I had previously made with the real thing. I should have thought to make this in the KitchenAid mixer, it does take a while to beat the water and dry milk to stiff peaks. I'll do that next time. Thanks, Kittencal, for a great idea!"
"The first time I made it I couldn't quite get the right texture, it was more of a thick cream consistency. I then made it again using 1/2 milk powder and 1/2 coffee creamer and I got a better result with a creamier flavour, but I still couldn't get the right texture. I used it more as a cream substitute, and as that it worked quite well."
"This is close enough for the price difference. Tastes good, not quite the right texture, but works great in recipes. We will be using this alot...Thanks!"
"This has an o.k. flavor, but the texture isn't creamy like cool whip...which we prefer. Good in a pinch though ;-) Thanks "
"Sorry, my family didn't like the taste of this homemade cool whip. It was sweet enough, but just didn't have the good taste of store bought. "
"I was so disappointed that it turn work out for me. Cool whip isn't available here, just powdered form (sachets). Chilled everything thoroughly.. but no luck. It just wouldn't do a thing. I think perhaps it is because I used full fat milk powder. If I have luck with non fat milk powder, then I will rate it."
"Great stuff. I used Splenda instead of sugar. I used Canola oil and I thought it came through a little too strong. I'll try it again and reduce the oil amount. It's a keeper. Thanks!"
"I loved this! It is so quick and easy, and it tastes great, especially with different flavorings. My son had fun helping me make this, and I used it to top Miller's Silk and Satin Chocolate Pie #25172. Yum."
"I thought it was great plain, but I also used it in a dessert recipe calling for cool whip! I substituted Splenda for the sugar and omitted the oil. I also added a dash of vanilla. But, b/c of the subs you should freeze for the 15 minutes then place in frig b/c it will get crusty hard."
"I made this today as I am making a recipe that calls for cool whip (#94612) and cool whip isnt available here in NZ. It was easy to make, followed the directions to a T and I have a nice fluffy whipped mixture sitting in my freezer waiting to be used. I have tasted cool whip before and this certainly resembles what I have tried. I would recommend this to people that cant buy the real stuff where they live."
"A very good Cool Whip replacement. Simple to make, directions that are clear and easy to follow, resulting in a great tasting topping. We will be using this in the future, for all our Cool Whip needs. Thanks for posting it."