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Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« on: November 25, 2009, 05:26:54 PM »
Ok, so all this Thanksgiving talk made me think of one of my favorite recipes that depends upon Cool Whip (preferably low fat/or sugar free). Anyone know of a UK equivalent... that is NOT well-whipped double cream?!

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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 05:30:48 PM »
Sadly I don't think there is an equivalent.


Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 05:34:59 PM »
I think Elmlea is similar. It isn't pre-whipped, but otherwise I think it's the same.


Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 05:51:25 PM »
I think Elmlea is similar. It isn't pre-whipped, but otherwise I think it's the same.

not too sure about this one, pet.
Elmlea is just fake pouring cream... i dont think it's sweetened or anything like CoolWhip, but in saying that, I've never actually used it.
Sounds like the OP is looking for something already whipped and sweetened?


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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 05:53:26 PM »
Dream Whip! It's a dried powder - found with the jelly. It's quite good! You just mix it with milk (or a milk substitute).
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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 06:01:18 PM »
not too sure about this one, pet.
Elmlea is just fake pouring cream... i dont think it's sweetened or anything like CoolWhip, but in saying that, I've never actually used it.
Sounds like the OP is looking for something already whipped and sweetened?

No, they don't make a sweetened one, but they make a whipping one and a 'squirty' one. It's an vegetable oil based cream substitute like cool whip.  :)


Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 06:02:20 PM »
No, they don't make a sweetened one, but they make a whipping one and a 'squirty' one. It's an vegetable oil based cream substitute like cool whip.  :)


oh, i didnt know they did a squirtin one.


Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 06:57:49 PM »
i just buy squirty cream in an aerosol can. 


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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 08:21:56 AM »
Dream Whip! It's a dried powder - found with the jelly. It's quite good! You just mix it with milk (or a milk substitute).

Yes, this, IMHO, is the most like cool whip.

However, I usually just use squirty cream in a can when I need whipped cream. 
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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009, 08:35:51 AM »
Yes, this, IMHO, is the most like cool whip.

However, I usually just use squirty cream in a can when I need whipped cream. 

I don't believe that the squirty cream will hold the air like cool whip does.  It's o.k. for decorating but not sure how it would be if incorporated into a recipe.


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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 08:40:40 AM »
I don't believe that the squirty cream will hold the air like cool whip does.  It's o.k. for decorating but not sure how it would be if incorporated into a recipe.

True, if not making something with the whipped cream straight away, it does sink out. 
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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 12:16:54 PM »
The Dream Whip stuff mentioned before, if you add a few teaspoons of powdered sugar and a very slight drizzle of vanilla....comes out almost exactly like Cool Whip. I have used in in strawberry shortcake, amobrosia salad and fruit salad. Always comes out great, so long as you beat it well.
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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2009, 12:32:09 PM »
I don't believe that the squirty cream will hold the air like cool whip does.  It's o.k. for decorating but not sure how it would be if incorporated into a recipe.

Exactly. I usually just use squirty cream from a can too! but for recipes that call for cool whip, where it will sit for a while (like dirt or the strawberry pretzel salad stuff) dream whip is definitely as close as you can come.
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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2009, 06:32:11 PM »
THANKS! I will look into the Dream Whip!

So, with the recent Thanksgiving food discussion, I began to miss this Weight Watcher's recipe that was Cool whip and canned pumpkin (plus the pumpkin pie spices)... it tastes just like the pie filling... but is only valued at a point a serving...

Then, I saw canned pumpkin in London, and decided that it would be possible to do...
Can't hardly wait...

And, I WILL be bringing cans of pumpkin back to the UK after the holidays... oh yes...


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Re: Cool Whip: Is there a UK equivalent?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2009, 09:45:45 PM »
I am going to look for this next time I am at Waitrose... Ah the simple things that get missed!

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