Light and fluffy pudding frosting recipe using Cool Whip! This smooth and delicious frosting is perfect for topping any of your favorite desserts. You can use chocolate, vanilla, or any of your favorite pudding mix flavors.
I love making pudding frosting, it never fails to produce an amazing flavor, and when using Cool Whip the texture is absolutely perfect.
This frosting is ideal for frosting any of your favorite desserts. I’ve successfully used it to frost cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and even waffles and pancakes.
This recipe is super quick and easy to make and the best tasting Cool Whip pudding frosting I’ve ever tasted!
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you need to make a whipped pudding frosting.
I usually make this recipe with vanilla pudding mix or chocolate. The flavor is wonderful every time. But you can use this recipe as a base for any of your favorite pudding flavors.Frosting Tip
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How to Make Homemade Frosting using Pudding Mix and Cool Whip
This is the perfect last minute frosting recipe! You get an amazing flavor and texture and it only takes minutes to make.
And since it only calls for three common ingredients, it’s super affordable too. If you like a light and fluffy frosting then this is the recipe for you!
Not only is it easy to make, you only need a saucepan, mixing bowl, and mixer. So cleanup is easy too!
For best results, chill your beaters and mixing bowl in the freezer for at least fifteen minutes before making your frosting.Frosting Tip
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If you like recipes that taste great and are easy to make (who doesn’t!) then you’re really going to like this one.
You only need three common ingredients to make your fluffy pudding frosting. It’s quick, easy, and affordable!
- Pudding Mix
- Cool Whip
Pudding: This is a versatile recipe. You can use any of your favorite pudding flavors without making any recipe changes. I usually make chocolate or vanilla, but there’s nothing stopping you from using lemon, butterscotch, pistachio, or even tapioca!
Cool Whip: Whipped topping is the perfect way to achieve that light and fluffy texture we are after. It makes a wonderful frosting that can be used on just about any type of dessert. Make sure to use an 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip for this frosting.
Milk: Milk is used to make our pudding, so you will be using the amount called for on your particular box of pudding. I usually go with whole milk or 2% for my frosting.
Try your pudding frosting on this recipe: Classic yellow cake
Simple Step by Step Instructions
You’re just a few simple steps away from having one of the best tasting frostings you’ve ever tasted!
Remember, chill your beaters and mixing bowl for at least 15 minutes before getting started.
And just like any frosting using whipped topping, you will want to keep it cold as it will deflate if left in warm temperatures.
Another great recipe for this frosting: Homemade chocolate cupcakes
Step 1: Prepare your pudding as instructed on the box.
Step 2: Remove pudding from heat once prepared and cool completely.
Step 3: Add your pudding to your chilled mixing bowl and mix in your cool whip until light and fluffy. Mix on medium, it usually takes me about 2 or 3 minutes.
Step 4: Immediately frost your dessert, serve and enjoy!
Easy Pudding Frosting With Cool Whip
- 1 Mixing Bowl chilled
- 1 Mixer beaters chilled
- 1 Saucepan
- 3¾ oz Instant Pudding Mix
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- Milk amount called for on pudding box
- Prepare your pudding as instructed on the box.
- Remove pudding from heat once prepared and cool completely.
- Add your pudding to your chilled mixing bowl and mix in your cool whip until light and fluffy. Mix on medium, it usually takes me about 2 or 3 minutes.
- Immediately frost your dessert, serve and enjoy!
Liv’s Cool Whip Pudding Frosting Recipe Notes
- You can use any flavor of pudding mix. Make sure to use a 3 3/4 oz package of instant pudding.
- Mix your Cool Whip on medium into your pudding until desired texture is achieved.
- Use your frosting immediately and do not leave in warm temperature for too long.
- Store frosting in the refrigerator for up to two days.