Cool Whip Frosting

Elevate your cakes, cupcakes, and desserts with this light and fluffy Cool Whip Frosting! It’s the perfect alternative to traditional heavy buttercream, offering a lighter, slightly sweet, and airy option that’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few ingredients, you can whip up this frosting in no time, making it ideal for impromptu gatherings, birthday parties, or when you simply crave something sweet without the heaviness. This frosting pairs beautifully with all types of desserts, adding a creamy finish that’s sure to impress.


1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed


In a large bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and milk until well combined and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
Add the vanilla extract to the pudding mixture and stir.
Gently fold in the thawed Cool Whip until the mixture is smooth and well incorporated.
Refrigerate the frosting for about 30 minutes before using to allow it to set up slightly, making it easier to spread or pipe onto your desserts.
Apply to your favorite cakes, cupcakes, or desserts as desired.
Prep Time: 5 minutes + 30 minutes chilling
Kcal: Approximately 100 kcal per serving (1/12 of the recipe)