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30 Cool Whip Recipes That Are So Easy

From cakes to pies to parfaits, these Cool Whip recipes will put a sweet ending to your meal.

If you’re looking for impressive recipes that require minimal effort, you’ve come to the right place.

Homemade Cool Whip with Fresh Strawberries
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Whipped cream is a magic ingredient that transforms dishes from okay to over the top.

Somehow, it manages to make even kitchen amateurs seem like pros!

I always say that fresh is best, but I don’t shy away from using Cool Whip, either.

Whether as a dressing, a binder, or a garnish, Cool Whip does not disappoint.

Make any dish richer, creamier, and 10 times more delightful with Cool Whip!

Here are 30 Cool Whip recipes for you to enjoy.

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

1. Ambrosia Salad 

Ambrosia salad, also called food for the gods, is a creamy delight full of pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, shredded coconut, and whipped topping.

While the combination of ingredients seems a bit strange, somehow, it tastes divine.

The colors, flavors, and textures are all on point. That’s how it got its moniker! It’s so good, it’s fit for the gods.

2. Peanut Butter Fluff Salad

If you’re obsessed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’ll love this salad.

Why on earth it’s called a salad, I’ll never know. All that matters is that it’s delicious.

Peanut butter, cream cheese, milk, instant pudding, Cool Whip, chocolate chips, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are combined to make this seriously addictive treat! 

Serve it with fresh fruit, graham crackers, cookies, and any food you can dip! 

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3. Cool Whip Cookies 

The fact that you can make these ridiculously fudgy cookies with just three ingredients still puzzles me.

I repeat: three ingredients!!! It shouldn’t be possible, but it is.

All you’ll need is a boxed cake mix, Cool Whip, and an egg.

You’ll do a little bit of stirring and rolling, and in just 10 minutes, the cookies are yours to devour. 

No-Bake Cheesecake with Cranberry Sauce

4. No-Bake Cheesecake 

Cheesecakes are typically finicky, but not this one. Six ingredients and 10 minutes of prep is all you’ll need!

There is absolutely no baking required to whip up this recipe. 

The result is cheesecake so smooth and velvety, I could cry.

The crumbly graham cracker crust is the perfect vessel for holding in all that melt-in-your-mouth custard goodness.

5. Paradise Parfaits 

Layers of cream and fresh fruit is a simple dessert that sure hits the spot.

One spoonful of this refreshing delight will take you to a tropical paradise!

The best part is, you’re free to use whatever fruit you want. You can even mix and match!

Personally, I love the combo of berries and kiwi. It’s wonderfully sweet, mildly tart, and heaven in every bite.

Millionaire's Pie

6. Millionaire Pie 

It’s a dessert so rich, it’ll make you feel like a millionaire.

It looks and tastes elegant, but if you look at the recipe, it’s surprisingly simple.

Sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, pineapple, whipped cream, pecans, and lemon join forces to make a light and refreshing pie.

It’s the epitome of summer flavors!

Here’s the kicker: there’s no baking required. It couldn’t get any better than that.

7. Oreo Dirt Cake 

The name might not sound too appetizing, but one look, and you can already tell how decadent this cake is.

A rich filling of white chocolate pudding, cream cheese, and whipped cream is sandwiched between crusts of crushed Oreos.

Now, that’s what I call a formula for success!

This easy-breezy recipe doesn’t require baking. In fact, the only hard part is waiting for it to chill.

Watergate Salad

8. Watergate Salad   

It may be green, but this salad doesn’t contain leafy greens at all. 

Watergate salad is a 5-minute dessert that combines pistachio pudding, pecans, marshmallows, pineapple chunks, and whipped topping.

You might think there’s no way the ingredients would work well together, but they do!

The flavors and textures complement and balance out each other so well. 

9. Coconut Poke Cake  

Poke cakes are a gift from heaven. This is a fool-proof recipe that even non-bakers will manage to pull off.

Poking cake with holes and pouring milk over it gives it a drastic transformation.

Even the toughest and driest cakes will turn out tender and moist!

This one’s for all you coconut fans out there.

Yellow cake is drizzled with coconut cream pudding and dolled up with toasted coconut. It’s simply irresistible.

Slice of Heaven on Earth Cake

10. Heaven on Earth Cake 

This cake literally is heaven on earth! The richness, the creaminess, the fluffiness! My goodness, I can’t get enough!

Layers of angel food cake are filled with custard, cherry pie, and whipped cream. This dessert will take you to eternal bliss.

Not a baker? Don’t worry, this is a no-bake recipe. You’re welcome.

11. Cool Whip Banana Split 

We have amazing Tina Fey to thank for this delicious yet secretly healthy recipe.

Apparently, the brilliant comedienne once managed to lose 30 pounds with the help of the Weight Watchers program.

To help her satiate her sugar craving, she turns to this epic banana split.

Strawberry and banana slices are topped with frozen Cool Whip and chocolate sauce. It’s simple, but it does the trick.

12. Fruit Dip 

This 2-ingredient, 2-dip recipe sounds too good to be true, but it is!

An awesome combo of Lite Cool Whip and low-fat yogurt makes a rich, creamy, and mildly tart fruit dip.

While fruits are perfect on their own, dipping them in this luscious sauce is divine.

It makes the experience 10 times more exciting! Try this dip, and you’ll never have fruit the same way ever again.

13. Strawberries and Cream Milkshake 

You really can’t go wrong with a classic milkshake. This ultra-rich and creamy beverage is a hit with both kids and kids at heart!

Strawberries (fresh or frozen), vanilla ice cream, and Cool Whip are simple ingredients, but the result is phenomenal.

That pretty pink hue is wildly appetizing, too!

14. Strawberry Jell-O Fruit Salad

This retro salad will bring back fond childhood memories. More importantly, it’s tasty, just like grandma used to make!

Jiggly pink Jell-O is loaded with fresh strawberries and Cool Whip.

The tartness of the strawberries balances out the sweetness beautifully.

It’s a creamy and refreshing summer delight that’s perfect for picnics and BBQs!

15. Strawberry Shortcake 

Who doesn’t love a moist and fluffy strawberry shortcake? This dessert is so light, I can eat it all day!

The cake itself is already good, but of course, it’s not complete without the frosting.

A combination of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip, this sweet and tart frosting goes so well with the light cake.

It doesn’t end there, though! Finishing it off is a topping of fresh strawberry glaze. What a treat indeed.

Punch Bowl Cake

16. Punch Bowl Cake 

This southern classic features layers of cake, pudding, fresh fruits, and Cool Whip.

This beauty is displayed in a punch bowl, hence the name.

It looks so intricate, so breath-taking, so you’d think it requires mad baking skills, but you couldn’t be more wrong! 

All the layers are either store-bought or pre-made, so all that’s left is assembling the cake.

17. Strawberries and Cream Pie

Strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven. This pie is proof!

The crust is made of crushed graham crackers and butter with a touch of cinnamon.

The filling is a creamy blend of strawberry Jell-O, Cool Whip, and fresh strawberries. 

The filling is insanely light and refreshing. It’s sweet but not overly so, thanks to the acidity from the strawberries.

Oreo Cheesecake

18. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake 

One look at this cheesecake and I’m already drooling.

With crushed Oreos in the crust, the filling, and on top, this is the cheesecake for all the cookie monsters of the world!

The filling is a blend of cream cheese, powdered sugar, Cool Whip, and even more Oreos.

It’s so good, it’s hard to believe this only requires 15 minutes of prep time!

19. Snickers Salad 

The idea of Snickers in a salad is hard to comprehend.

Add vanilla pudding, Granny Smith apples, and Cool Whip to the picture, and it’ll start to make sense.

This salad isn’t your typical greens and vinaigrette. It’s a rich and creamy, sweet, and tart dessert that your tastebuds won’t soon forget.

I had no idea apples and Snickers paired so well together!

20. Funfetti Cake Batter Dip 

It’s the kind of dip you won’t have a problem eating with a spoon. It’s sweet, fluffy, and seriously addictive.

All those fun colors make it extra mouthwatering!

Cream cheese, pudding mix, butter, almond extract, Cool Whip, and sprinkles – this is every sweet tooth’s dream dip!

It’s cake batter in dip form, and I couldn’t ask for more.

Peanut Butter Pie

21. No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie 

I mean, how mouthwatering is this pie?

A filling of peanut butter, cream cheese and Cool Whip rests in a crumbly, buttery graham cracker crust.

It’s a super-easy, no-bake recipe that takes 20 minutes to prepare.

You’ll have to wait a few hours as it chills in the fridge, though. But it’s definitely worth the wait.

22. Pineapple Fluff 

Cool Whip, instant pudding, pineapple, pecans, coconut, and marshmallow – this fluff is a true tropical delight!

It’s sweet, tart, and nutty, creamy, fluffy, and crunchy all at the same time.

Every delicious flavor and texture will surely blow your tastebuds away!

23. Fruit Pizza 

Showcase those fresh summer fruits in all their glory with this dessert pizza recipe.

From the sugar cookie crust to the whipped topping to the refreshing fruits, this pizza gets tens across the board.

The great thing about it is it works with any fruit!

Berries of all shapes and colors, kiwi, bananas, mangoes, peaches – the list goes on and on.

24. Orange Fluff Salad 

It’s cool, it’s fluffy, and it’s oh-so-tasty! Jell-O is mixed with Cool Whip, mandarin oranges, and wait for it… cottage cheese! 

The combination of flavors is just spot on. You can even throw in mini-marshmallows to the mix for an extra layer of texture.

25. Strawberry Pretzel Salad

While it’s called a salad, this dessert is 100% a pie, and it’s also 100% amazing.

The crust is made of crushed pretzels, which already tells you that you’re in for a treat.

The filling is made with cream cheese, sugar, and Cool Whip, which is similar to a smooth and velvety cheesecake filling!

Together, the crust and filling create a wonderful sweet and salty flavor that’s absolutely to die for.

26. Triple Berry Trifle 

Triple the berries, triple the delight! This no-bake trifle has layers of light and fluffy angel food cake, custard-like pudding, and a medley of fresh berries.

With a trio of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, this trifle is a feast for the eyes and the palate.

27. Strawberry Jello Parfait Cups

First, let’s take a moment to appreciate just how pretty this dessert is. It’s so breathtaking, it’s hard to believe it’s such an easy recipe.

With a layer of strawberry Jell-O at the bottom and strawberry mousse on top, this parfait is absolutely Insta-worthy.

Those fresh berries suspended inside the Jell-O add an extra charm, too.

And the flavor? Wow, strawberries galore! It’s so refreshingly delicious.

28. Cherry Yum Yum  

Cherry yum yum pie has a cherry and cream cheese filling.

Think of it as the love child of cheesecake and a cherry pie. Mmm… yum yum, indeed. 

With this dessert, you can have your cake and eat a pie, too.

29. Banana Split Lasagna

This dessert lasagna is the stuff of legends! Banana split in lasagna form? Whoever came up with this idea deserves an award.

A crumbly crust is filled with a cheesecake filling, topped with bananas, pineapple, and strawberries, and finished with Cool Whip, sprinkles, and walnuts.

Need I say more?

30. Mocha Brownie Trifles 

The thought of brownies in a trifle alone already makes me giddy. These parfait-like treats are the embodiment of decadence!

Layers of mocha-soaked brownies and light and airy cream equal one heavenly delight.

30 Best Ways to Use Cool Whip

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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