Q: What is Cool Whip in Australia?
Cool Whip is Kraft’s imitation of whipped cream sold frozen in a tub. It is most commonly used as a topping for desserts in quick and easy recipes. Whilst, it is not sold in Australia it is the most popular brand of whipped topping in America and Canada which is why you might come across it in your recipe searches.
Its major appeal lies in its long shelf life as it can be frozen for a couple of months. Kraft’s ingredient list specifies that Cool Whip is made of: water, glucose-fructose, 22% hydrogenated coconut and palm kernel oil, sodium caseinate, polysorbate 60, natural and artificial flavour, sorbitan monostearate, xanthan gum, guar gum, colour.
Cool Whip is available in: Original, Extra Creamy, Light, Free (fat-free) and Sugar-Free.
History of Cool Whip
Cool Whip was crafted by food scientist George Lorant in 1966 with the intention of creating a cream that could be frozen to ease distribution. When it launched it was a part of the Birds Eye family becoming their largest and most profitable products shortly after launch, today it is part of the Kraft brand.
What can Australian's use to substitute Cool Whip in a recipe?
In Australia, the closest substitute you would get would be our whipped cream in a tin varieties, although they are not very popular with the Australian market as we prefer to make our own.
Here are a couple of our favourite recipes that need a good dollop of whipped cream.
If you crave a vegetarian dessert, look no further. This tasty pie will satisfy your sweet cravings. Get the full recipe.
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Slice
Lemon juice makes this cheesecake tart and tasty, especially when topped with creamy meringue.
Get the full recipe.