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Whipped Frosting Recipe; a deceptively easy light frosting

Whipped Frosting Recipe; a deceptively easy light frosting

As much as I love sweets; would it surprise you to know I hate butter cream frosting? I mean seriously do not like it. It always makes me sick. Gives me a migraine. It is far too sweet for my liking. And frankly I don’t think it tastes that good anyway. How weird am I? For me; the best frosting choices are cream cheese frosting and whipped frosting.

But for the longest time, I had no idea how to replicate whipped frosting! All I knew is it was my favorite. My absolute favorite frosting. And I could only get it from the baker when I special ordered it on our cakes. But I love it. It is a lot lighter in texture and taste. And like the name; it is more whipped. It seems to just melt in your mouth.

Light and Fluffy Whipped Frosting

It isn’t the easiest frosting to decorate with. Because of the light texture. It doesn’t do intricate designs that butter cream can do. Which is sad really. Because it seemed to me that if I wanted to make nice looking cupcakes for you all to see; I’d have to use butter cream frosting. I am really not looking forward to that.

But if you care more about what the cupcake tastes like and less about what it looks like; then whipped frosting is where you want to go! And I finally have a way to replicate what you get from the bakery! And you will be surprised just how easy it is!


Whipped Frosting Recipe; a deceptively easy light frosting

Whipped Frosting Recipe; a deceptively easy light frosting

The easiest way to achieve a deliciously light Whipped frosting that will melt in your mouth.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 tub Cool Whip whipped cream
  • 1 package Vanilla pudding
  • Food coloring of choice
  • Milk- as needed


  1. Combine in a bowl Cool Whip, pudding and food coloring
  2. beat until smooth
  3. Add milk as needed until you reach the consistency you desire

See what I mean by easy? Seriously easy! After you whip it up; just add in food coloring of your choice and you are good to go!

The less milk you add; the thicker your whipped frosting will be. That is all thanks to the pudding and how it thickens over time.

Without knowing it; I mixed up a package of vanilla pudding with a tub of Cool Whip. And then discovered the Vanilla pudding was the bigger packet and not the smaller one I usually use. So I had to add a bit of milk. And still ended up with some mighty thick frosting. Which actually worked out perfectly for my cupcake decorating! And even thick and a bit richer than normal; it still was far better than using butter cream.

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If you are one of our readers that are anti-Cool Whip. That is OK! You can still do the very same method; but with homemade whipped cream. It still works and actually tastes a lot better with homemade whipped cream. But seeing as my hand mixer is on it’s last leg (including smelling like smoke every time I use it) I am being a bit stingy as to when I use it. I’m trying to make it last until summer when I can buy a stand mixer! So once I have a new mixer; I will be sharing our recipe for the most amazing homemade whipped cream!

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What is your favorite kind of frosting?

What is the first thing you are going to frost with our Whipped frosting?

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Friday 4th of December 2020

Made my first batch. Used too much milk (spoon it in by the Tbsp instead of pouring it like me). It's barely enough to completely top a 13x9 sheet cake.

Tastes like pudding. Not too sweet.


Sunday 31st of July 2016

If you add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar it gives it a bit more substance to its viscosity so that you can decorate in detail with rufflesand flower petals etc. It does not add too much sweetness neither.


Monday 1st of August 2016

You are brilliant Lori! That is awesome! I love Whipped frosting because of flavor and not too sweet. But I also want to decorate! Perfect Solution!

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