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New product, Cool Whip Frostings

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HillJ Mar 21, 2013 06:20 AM

http://www.kraftbrands.com/coolwhip

While I'm a from scratch whipped cream lover for my favorite strawberry shortcakes, this new product had me curious for friends who adore Cool Whip cakes and pies.

Has any Cool Whip fans out there tried the new Cool Whip frosting?

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    jbsiegel RE: HillJ Mar 21, 2013 09:51 AM

    I'm curious of the consistency of the stuff. Is the chocolate one a chocolate-flavored cool whip or something thicker? I feel like a while back I saw chocolate cool whip, but I could be totally wrong.

    I don't ever use store-bought frostings, but if this is more of a flavored cool whip, I might be willing to try it in an ice box cake (or maybe even some kind of trifle).

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      HillJ RE: jbsiegel Mar 21, 2013 10:13 AM

      jbs, I bought the chocolate to see for myself. It is milk chocolate flavored Cool Whip. A very spreadable, thick pudding like consistency. If you wanted to whip up cupcakes or a basic chocolate cake and ice them with whipped cream that was stable, this would def work, even in transport (as long as it was cold).

      I'm going to see what happens when I freeze a batch of cupcakes, iced with the chocolate Cool Whip. This might be a fundraisers dream come true!

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        jbsiegel RE: HillJ Mar 21, 2013 11:44 AM

        OK...I'm going to have to try it in that chocolate wafer ice box cake.

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          HillJ RE: jbsiegel Mar 21, 2013 11:48 AM

          Funny you should mention the wafer icebox cake, because my son's pal brought that up last night while we were all shopping together. And pudding cake with the graham crackers between the layers would def be enhanced with the addition of Cool Whip flavors btwn the layers.

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          greygarious RE: HillJ May 9, 2013 11:26 AM

          I just tried the cream cheese flavored Cool Whip frosting. I certainly would not characterize the consistency as thick or pudding-like. It is barely thicker than regular Cool Whip, and certainly much lighter/airier than the ready-made Pillsbury/Betty Crocker/Duncan Hines frostings in the plastic tubular tubs next to the boxed cake mixes.

          Though it was cream-COLORED, I honestly couldn't detect any cream cheese flavor. But it was tasty, easy to spread, and pleasant in texture. People who ate the lemon-coconut cupcakes I brought to a meeting liked it, and asked what it was. In its frozen state, it is not all that hard. The remaining cupcakes sat at room temp for 3 hours without spreading or running.

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            HillJ RE: greygarious May 9, 2013 11:32 AM

            Interesting, gg. I haven't tried the cream cheese flavor, that one didn't appeal to me. I've never used canned Pills or BC frosting so I have no comparison there. My comparison was somewhere btwn a fresh whipped cream frosting and premade whipped instant pudding. When we made cupcakes, using the CWF and froze them they held up beautifully and defrosted during transport. Our sitting around time was well under 3 hours but it's very helpful to know they lasted that long for you.

            Thanks for weighing in!

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          greygarious RE: jbsiegel Apr 23, 2013 11:27 AM

          Yes, there is - or was - a chocolate-flavored Cool Whip. I bought it once. It was okay, but light in flavor, color, and texture. It sounds like this new product might be a re-jiggered, relabeled version. I have not seen it yet, but assume the ingredient lists reads like a science project.

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          youareabunny RE: HillJ Apr 23, 2013 12:11 PM

          Wonder how it compares to pastry pride. I've never used that but know of some "bakers" that do, granted its not ready to use, you have to whip it.

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            HillJ RE: youareabunny Apr 23, 2013 12:14 PM

            I gave the Cool Whip product a try and the kids (6-12) loved it. I used it on cupcakes that I needed for an outdoor venue. The icing held up to the cool weather day beautifully. Would I use it in place of fresh whipped cream icing or a more elaborate occasion, no. But for the purpose of a freshly prepared easy snack for kids, worked out well.

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