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Cool Whip & Cream Cheese Desserts: Cheesecake, Pistachio, Pizza +

The recipe for this festive dessert is below.

The recipe for this festive dessert is below.

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History of Cool Whip

Cool Whip was invented by a food chemist named William A. Mitchell and introduced in 1967 by the Birds Eye division of General Foods. Birds Eye later merged with Kraft Foods and Cool Whip is now manufactured in Avon, New York.

From 1967 through 2010, Cool Whip was considered “non-dairy” because it did not contain milk, cream or lactose. However, it did contain casein which is a milk derivative.

In 2010, light cream and skimmed milk were added to the original Cool Whip recipe.

This whipped cream-like product is sold in 8 oz. and larger plastic tubs and mainly used as a dessert topping. Some U.S. and Canadian markets also offer Cool Whip in an aerosol can to compete with Reddi-Wip.

Typical Cool Whip varieties you will find in your grocery store include Original, Extra Creamy, Light, Reduced Fat, Fat-Free, Sugar-Free (made with Splenda) and Chocolate. Strawberry can sometimes be found seasonally.

Cool Whip is a much cheaper substitute than real whipped cream. It keeps longer in the refrigerator or freezer. It requires no whipping and does not deflate. AND it has fewer calories.

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History of Cream Cheese

According to Kraft Foods, the first American cream cheese was made in 1872 in Chester, New York, by a dairyman named William Lawrence.

According to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records, Kraft’s Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand was first used commercially in September of 1880. It was sold in tin foil wrappers as it still is today.

It appears that the name “Philadelphia” was adopted because this Pennsylvania city was treasured for high-quality dairy products. Today, cream cheese is manufactured by a variety of generic brand names as well. After all these years, I believe that the Philadelphia brand is still far superior in taste and texture.

Cream cheese is a soft white cheese that is not left to naturally mature as other cheeses. It is made from a combination of milk and heavy cream. Its mild taste was originally used as a spread on various types of bread, crackers and vegetables, and to add a creamy texture to sauces and other foods.

Today, there are many cream cheese varieties to choose from including: original, santa fe’ blend, savory garlic, Italian cheese & herb, whipped cream cheese, brick cream cheese, and so much more!

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Cool Whip and Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes

Something MAGIC happens when you COMBINE Cool Whip and cream cheese.

Here are some magic recipes for you to enjoy!

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Super Easy Cheesecake

Source:  Sharyn's Slant

Source: Sharyn's Slant

Super Easy "Magic" Cheesecake Pie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Keebler Oreo (or graham) Pie Crust
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 8 oz. Cool Whip, softened
  • 1/3 granulated sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Blend cream cheese, Cool Whip and sugar until smooth. Spread over Oreo pie crust. Chill and enjoy!

Seriously, could this be any easier???

This recipe is SO good just by itself. But you can get creative too! Maybe try these ideas:

  • Crumble Oreo cookies on top
  • Add canned or fresh fruit toppings
  • Add flavoring to the mixture such as orange or lemon juice
  • Add mini chocolate chips to the mix and/or on top
  • Add a flavored instant pudding to the mix
  • Sprinkle with ground nuts
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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

“Magic” Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

INGREDIENTS:

Layer One

  • 2 C crushed pretzels
  • 3 T sugar
  • 3/4 C melted margarine

Layer Two

  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 8 oz. Cool Whip, softened

Layer Three

  • 1 6 oz. strawberry jello
  • 2 10 oz. frozen strawberries, thawed in refrigerator

DIRECTIONS:

Layer One: Mix all ingredients. Press into 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.

Layer Two: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Spread over pretzel base allowing mixture to adhere to all edges. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Layer Three: Mix 2 cups boiling water into jello. NO COLD WATER WILL BE USED. Add strawberries and let cool. Mix so strawberries are all broken apart. Slowly pour over cream cheese base. Cover and refrigerate until jello is set. ENJOY!

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Pistachio Nut Dessert

"Magic” Pistachio Nut Dessert

INGREDIENTS:

Layer One

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts or pecans

Layer Two

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 half of an 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 2/3 C powdered sugar

Layer Three

  • 2 1/2 C cold milk
  • 2 3 oz. pkgs. instant pistachio pudding mix

Layer Four

  • 1/2 half of an 8 oz. Cool Whip

Layer Five

  • Chopped walnuts or pecans or maraschino cherries to garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Layer One: Mix flour, butter, sugar and nuts. Mixture will be crumbly. Press into a 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool.

Layer Two: Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in 4 oz. of Cool Whip. Spread on cooled crust. Refrigerate for about an hour.

Layer Three: Mix milk and pudding mix. It will thicken quickly. Spread over cream cheese layer. Let set in refrigerator.

Layer Four: Spread last 4 oz. of Cool Whip over the pudding.

Layer Five: Garnish with nuts and/or cherries if desired. ENJOY!

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Festive Dessert Pizza

"Magic" Festive Dessert Pizza

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookie packages
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Fruit of your choice

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare sugar cookies by pressing them evenly onto a large cookie sheet covering the entire bottom. Bake according to package instructions.

Mix softened cream cheese, Cool Whip and sugar. Spread evenly onto cooled cookie.

Decorate top with your choice of fruit. Suggestions include: mandarin oranges, sliced kiwi, strawberry halves, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, etc.

NOTE: The fruit should not be placed on top until you are ready to serve.

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The Magic Combo of Cream Cheese and Cool Whip

There are endless recipes that you can create using the magic combination of Cool Whip and cream cheese.

And remember, if you are worried about calories and/or fat content, there are a variety of low fat/calorie options. Even with the jello or pudding, you can use sugar free. You get the idea! Be creative, have fun and enjoy!

This is Sharyn's Slant

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Did you know some people have been known to:

  • Use Cool Whip instead of shaving cream
  • Shine their shoes with Cool Whip
  • Shine plant leaves with Cool Whip
  • Spread Cool Whip on sunburn to ease the pain
  • Rub Cool Whip into their hair, leave on for 30 minutes, then shampoo
  • Use Cool Whip as cold cream to remove makeup
  • Use Cool Whip as a substitute for creamer in coffee

A Special Thank You to Austinstar

Thank you Austinstar for your hub Texas Best Banana Pudding Recipe. I made your recipe shorty after you posted it, and it was wonderful. I started thinking of all the desserts I make and love - that call for Cool Whip and cream cheese. It was truly my inspiration for this piece.

Kraft Foods Cheesecake Parfait

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Comments

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on December 03, 2018:

Thank you for stopping by Kapil! I took a look at your cakes and they are beautiful. Best Wishes!

Kapil Tomar from Delhi, India on December 03, 2018:

This is a really nice recipe thanks for sharing with us, Please post a unique cake recipe because I would like to prepare for my own Cake shop Crust N Cake.

Please have a look here: https://www.crustncakes.com

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on July 11, 2015:

Absolutely facetube! I hope you enjoy it ~ thank stopping by!

facetube on July 09, 2015:

Pistachio Nut Dessert looks absolutely incredible. I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on June 11, 2013:

Hi Portables ~ Really? You've never had CoolWhip? You must try it. It's lite and creamy and a great addition to so many foods. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Sharyn

portables on June 03, 2013:

I've never had coolwhip - I don't eve know if you can buy it over here in the UK. Am I missing out on something special?

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on March 31, 2013:

Hi Missy ~ ooooh, your pies sound good and simple too. I kind of have lactose issues as well. It usually doesn't stop me though from things I love with Cool Whip and cream cheese. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your great feedback!

Sharyn

Missy Mac from Illinois on March 31, 2013:

Although the cream cheese is hard for me , I sometimes treat myself to a lemon cream or strawberry cream pie: I only use cool whip and fruit. I eat it in moderation because of lactaid issues. I love these recipes which encourage the use of fruit. Thanks!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on December 22, 2012:

Hi aykianink ~ Yes, that cheesecake is really that simple. I hope you try it. Thank you so much for checking it out.

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on December 22, 2012:

Hi CC ~ These recipes are quite easy and always a hit for any gathering. Thanks for sharing and pinning!

aykianink on December 20, 2012:

"Chill and enjoy! Seriously, could this be any easier???"

Wait. That's it? That's all it takes to make cheesecake? I've never actually written this before, but here goes: "WOW. I NEED TO TRY THAT RECIPE."

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on December 20, 2012:

I seriously need to go through your hubs one by one and just make all these desserts - they look so yummy! These look particularly easy, too. I must share and pin these!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on December 10, 2012:

HI HWM ~ Oh, me too, love light and creamy desserts. I am so glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the votes and pin.

Sharyn

Ruth R. Martin from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York on December 10, 2012:

Some truly awesome dessert recipes here! I am a sucker for light creamy desserts that aren't too sweet. I found the history of cream cheese and Cool Whip interesting - both originated from New York, (my state :) Never knew that before! Awesome hub, voted up and pinned ~

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on October 17, 2012:

Kelley ~ LaThing ~ Glimmer ~ Thelma ~ Summer ~ Fiddleman ~ Adrienne ~ J.S. ~ Penelope ~ Fred

Thank you ALL so much for your comments. Thank you for your votes and shares and pins. If I had to choose my favorite out of all these recipes, it would be the Strawberry Pretzel Dessert followed by the Pistachio Nut. To me, Cool Whip and cream cheese really are a magic combo! Have a great day everyone!

Sharyn

FredBhai from Denmark on October 16, 2012:

It sounds quite easy to make, I should try it.

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on October 16, 2012:

This is amazing! LOVE it. Thanks. Gets my vote and share and tweet!!!! And I'm making it too. Fabulous dish.

JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on October 15, 2012:

Yummy! I want to say more but I am still drooling...voting up and sharing. Awesome hub! This should make the Hub of the Day! You got my vote.

JSMatthew~

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on October 15, 2012:

Hi Sharyn! Wow what a serious recipe hub the picture is very eyecatching, and mouth watering.

Fiddleman on October 15, 2012:

Excellent write and so appetizing!!

summerberrie on October 15, 2012:

That pistachio nut dessert looks so good! Nice list of go to desserts!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on October 15, 2012:

Yummy! It sounds easy to make. I´ll have to try it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and awesome.

Claudia Mitchell on October 15, 2012:

These all look terrific, but that pistachio one. Wow! Voted up and pinned.

LaThing from From a World Within, USA on October 15, 2012:

This is a wonderful recipe, Sharyn! Love anything that is easy to make, and I love cool whip....... Will be trying it soon. Thanks for sharing, Kellyward :)

Voting up and awesome! They must put a dilicious button!

kelleyward on October 15, 2012:

Wow these look fantastic. Love the pictures. I can't have strawberries but I can use raspberries for the pretzel dessert. Take care, Kelley

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on October 12, 2012:

Hi Pooh ~ seriously, all these recipes are great and fairly simple too. Thanks so much for your feedback. I hope you try these soon.

Sharyn

Poohgranma from On the edge on October 10, 2012:

This is THE must have recipe page for the holidays ... heck, for any days! It is so well designed and informative - plus just full of recipes I want to try. Great job!!!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on June 12, 2012:

Hello craftarrific ~ oh, yes, that strawberry pretzel dessert is so awesome. It's hard to stop eating it. You will enjoy the pistachio one too. Thanks so much for your feedback!

Sharyn

craftarrific from California on June 10, 2012:

I have made the strawberry pretzel dessert and can attest to its amazingness. I can't wait to try the pistachio version! Thanks fr sharing!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on June 09, 2012:

Hello clevercat ~ Oh, I wish I had some of the Pistachio dessert right now. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharyn

Rachel Vega from Massachusetts on June 08, 2012:

I'm going to try the pistachio one this weekend. Great ideas!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on April 22, 2012:

Hi Jeannie ~ Honestly, all these recipes ARE awesome. My personal favorite is the strawberry pretzel dessert. Thank you so much for your feedback!

Sharyn

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on April 22, 2012:

These recipes look amazing! I can't wait to try them. I love cream cheese and I love Cool Whip, so what a great combo. Thanks for sharing!!!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 20, 2012:

Hi Marcy ~ I understand. It's hard not to be hooked, isn't it? There is something really refreshing about it that always makes it a hit no matter what else you use like pudding, etc. I'm planning on making this easy but really good cake soon that uses pudding and Cool Whip. And I hope to remember to start by taking photos so I can write a hub about it. Thanks so much for your comments and votes!

Sharyn

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on February 20, 2012:

After years of avoiding the Cool Whip & cream cheese recipes, I broke down and made a few for holiday potlucks. I'm hooked again! The recipes are easy, they taste good, and they are always a hit. The pistachio recipe looks yummy - I'll have to try it soon. And yes, I now keep Cool Whip, cream cheese and even Jell-O and pudding mix on hand at all times!

Voted up and useful.

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 14, 2012:

Hi SGBROWN ~ great to meet you. Your ice-box pies sound wonderful. Very refreshing for a warm day! I am glad that you liked this. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sharyn

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on February 14, 2012:

I use Cool Whip and cream cheese for all my ice-box pies. It IS delicious! I will be tring a couple of your recipes very soon. Voted up and useful! :)

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hello instantlyfamily ~ Oh my gosh, you've never heard of this combo. You have been missing all the magic :) Definitely try one of the recipes. If you like Cool Whip & cream cheese separately, then you are sure to like the combo. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hi Holly ~ thanks for your fun comments. I gotta tell you, this would not be considered cooking so I believe you could do it :) Like I said to Alecia, the first recipe is so easy, you should try it. Have a great night!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hey Alecia ~ try the first recipe with only three ingredients. SO simple and you'll be hooked. Thanks for your comments.

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hi Vicky ~ I agree, there does seem to be a difference with a generic brand. I buy the Extra Creamy Cool Whip which is awesome in these recipes. And it is not bad in coffee either, I've used it in a pinch. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn

instantlyfamily on February 02, 2012:

I have never heard of this combo. I am all over this. Thank for sharing!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hello moonlake,

I'm so glad you like these and appreciate you bookmarking. Enjoy!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hi MsLzy,

Thank you for your votes. And I love the music too. But I have not watched the movie 8 times :) Have a great evening.

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hi Lela,

They are such a great combo! Now, I'm not too much of a "chocolate" person - but - I make this great cake that is topped with chocolate pudding and then Cool Whip. That totally makes me drool in a big ole' glass of milk. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hi Tammy,

Thanks for your feedback. Sounds like you have a new hub idea your thinking about? I'll watch for it :)

Sharyn

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on February 02, 2012:

(P.S. --when The Sound of Music first came out, I "only" saw it 8 times... most of the songs are in my memory to this day, "Edelweiss" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" being my favorites.) ;-)

Holly from Lone Star State on February 02, 2012:

I love the song and the history... I did not know that about Cool Whip- I feel so much smarter after this history lesson! Yummy-Yummy recipes too- maybe i will take up cooking? Maybe not, lol Thanks for the great hub!

Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on February 02, 2012:

This sounds really tasty. I might have to try this soon!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on February 02, 2012:

Yummy! and the Cool Whip brand of whipped topping really is the best. Soooo creamy. Like Sunnie Day says, it's good in coffee, too. I love cream cheese, too. Great hub!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Ha ha Sunnie,

I do remember you being the first to comment and you loved this. I'm glad to see that hasn't worn off :) Listen, they have "lite" and I believe "fat free" options - maybe that will work? Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Alocsin ~ I hope you were at least singing the song :) Thank you for your votes and comments. I very much appreciate you stopping by!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hey Kristine,

You will LOVE the pistachio dessert. You might want to make two? Thanks for your comments and votes.

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on February 02, 2012:

Hi Steph,

Thank you for your great comments and votes. Cool Whip and cream cheese are my favorite, can you tell? Have a great day!

Sharyn

moonlake from America on February 02, 2012:

Love cream cheese and cool whip. Recipes look great two of them I don't have. I'll bookmark these.

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on February 02, 2012:

These all sound scrumptions! Voted up!

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on February 02, 2012:

Probably the best two ingredients in a recipe ever! The only other thing would be chocolate! Yes! Melted chocolate, cream cheese and cool whip! I'm drooling.

Tammy from North Carolina on February 02, 2012:

I love how you left the title open ended. Gave me all sorts of ideas.. Tee hee! These are two of my most favorite things! Well done!

Sunnie Day on February 02, 2012:

Oh Sharyn you are killing me here. I love both of these things and the pictures and recipies have made me hungry..But not for my diet..Ugggg..I will keep dreaming though..lol

Thanks for a wonderful yummy hub, Now I am laughing...I was one of your first ones to comment ions ago..now you see how my mind works...food...oh I am so there..lol

Sunnie

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on February 02, 2012:

I was initially disappointed because I was expecting a recipe and just got the song. But you delivered with a delicious dish that includes another favorite of mine, pistachio. Voting this Up and Useful.

Donna Kristine from Atlanta, GA on February 02, 2012:

WOW! This is great. Totally bookmarked. I am going to try the Pitashio Nut dessert. Voted up, up and away!

Stephanie Henkel from USA on February 02, 2012:

Oh, my gosh! How did I miss this before? Every one of these Cool Whip and cream cheese desserts look easy and delicious! I'm downloading to my recipe file right now and pretending that I invented them when I take one to the next pot luck! :) Voted up and delicious...er, useful!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on December 18, 2011:

Hi adrienne2,

Thanks for stopping by. You really should try that simple recipe. Three ingredients and the crust. Once you make it, you'll remember the simple ingredients and want to make it again. Seriously, I make that just for myself when I need a quick "cheesecake" fix. I love it with coffee. Best wishes for a great holiday!

Sharyn

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on December 18, 2011:

Hi Sharyn, I have bookmarked your recipes. I really want to try the cheesecake with the oreo crust, that sounds de-li-cious!! Voted up!!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on October 11, 2011:

ktrapp,

Thanks for your great comment. I didn't know either about the Cool Whip change in 2010. All I knew was that I like it :) Have a great day!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on October 11, 2011:

Hello Carco,

You must try the combo, it is awesome. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Sharyn

Kristin Trapp from Illinois on October 10, 2011:

I loved the history pieces on both Cool Whip and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. I had no idea Cool Whip was changed a little in 2010, nor did I know you could use it to make such simple and really delicious looking desserts.

Paul Cronin from Winnipeg on October 10, 2011:

So many great dessert ideas, where to start! Thanks for sharing this, I have never tried combining cool whip and cream cheese before, but certainly on their own. Looks delicious!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on September 16, 2011:

Susan,

Both items come in "light" ~ just saying . . . Hope you enjoy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by ~ have a great day!

Sharyn

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on September 16, 2011:

What a delicious hub. Time to go off the diet and get making these deserts.

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on September 04, 2011:

Hi Twila,

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipes. Have a great weekend!

Sharyn

Twila Nelson from Carmichael, California on September 03, 2011:

Fun and useful recipes. Thank you

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 11, 2011:

Hi Kelly,

Looks good, doesn't it? I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on August 11, 2011:

Yummmm., I love both and I will make the pistachio treat too! Thanks!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 11, 2011:

:) Have a great day Sunshine!!!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 10, 2011:

I could always use a new fridge ... sounds like a plan!!! :)

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 10, 2011:

Hi Sunshine,

If I tried to mail you a dessert, I'd have to mail you a refrigerator also. Hope that's okay!

I'm glad you enjoyed this. Have a great evening!

Sharyn

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 10, 2011:

Informative! Creative! Entertaining! Outstanding! Need I say more?! The recipes seem so easy and yummy. I'll keep you informed if I ever prepare one. I'd prefer you just mail me a dessert :))

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 09, 2011:

Hey BBG,

Yeah, Cool Whip might curdle in the Cordon Blue, ya know? But you could have just ate it with a spoon for dessert. Hope you are having a "huppy" day!

Sharyn

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on August 09, 2011:

You have now made me very hungry for this magical combination!! :) I do agree that keeping those two things as a kitchen staple is necessary. I just used cream cheese last night as I was making Chicken Cordon Blue... very tasty but probably not a good idea to add Cool Whip to the recipe regardless of how much you like it! :)

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 08, 2011:

Hi Eiddwen,

Gosh, for some reason, I'm not getting my notifications when there are new comments. Anyway, thank you for your comments :) I made the strawberry pretzel dessert today. Yum, SO good. And great on a hot summer day. Hope you enjoy!

Sharyn

Eiddwen from Wales on August 08, 2011:

Hi Sharyn,

I will let you knoiw how I get on with this one because i will have to give it a go. I vote up and thank you for sharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 08, 2011:

Morning CK,

Thanks for stopping by. I know of course, you would like the kitty :) Yesterday, I just bought everything to make the Strawberry dessert. I've been craving it now and it is so good! I hope you are doing well too - thanks for the votes.

Sharyn

Kathy from California on August 07, 2011:

Looks like a winner to me Sharyn! I love any kind of dessert and of course the kitty Cool Whip is my favorite!

Hope you are well and using lots of Cool Whip this summer! Voted up and useful!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 06, 2011:

Morning Moby,

Ha, that is a great idea. It's kinda cloudy here today and supposed to rain. I like your idea. And I will be grocery shopping today. No doubt I am feeling the need to make something with the magic ingredients. Have a great weekend!

Sharyn

MobyWho from Burlington VT on August 06, 2011:

Well, there goes the diet - but thanks Sharyn - this is just the thing to make for rainy days when I equate eating with sunshine!

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 05, 2011:

Hello Hyph,

Ya know, you reminded me about years ago when I was trying to "live the Zone diet" (similar to Atkins) and I remember being told only to shop the outskirts of the grocery store - that there is nothing I should eat that is in the aisles. So, we all know you usually find fruits and veggies in the outer aisle BUT I AM THRILLED TO KNOW THAT COOL WHIP AND CREAM CHEESE ARE ALSO FOUND IN THE OUTER AISLE (at least at the places I shop). WHOOOO HOOOO!

I think you should try dipping carrots in CW & CC. Might be good? Enjoy your weekend!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 05, 2011:

Hi Kitty,

I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks for your sweet comments. I seriously could eat the CW & CC combo just by itself with a spoon. Heck, I'd use a fork too or my fingers :)

Have a great weekend!

Sharyn

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on August 05, 2011:

Yum Yum. Just when I kick one bad habit along comes another temptation. Oh well, a girl has to have a vice or two. Gotta run to the grocery store now for some.....carrots, yeah, healthy carrots. wink-wink

Kitty Fields from Summerland on August 05, 2011:

Isn't it funny that the idea of combining these two ingredients seems disgusting but is really out-of-this-world amazing? Voted up and awesome. Great job at presenting the facts and some useful recipes here.

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 05, 2011:

Hi Pras,

Hey, that's a great idea. Have your mom make the recipes and you simply enjoy! ha Good thinking!

I'm glad you liked this and that you took the time to stop by and comment. Thank you! Take care,

Sharyn

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on August 05, 2011:

I love cheese and I love your recipes. Hmm....Yummy. It looks so delicious. Thanks for writing and share with us. As usual, I'll show this to my mom. Well done, Sharyn. Vote it up!

Prasetio

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 05, 2011:

Hello Cardisa,

I know it's kind of "corny" but I really do think that Cool Whip and cream cheese are a MAGIC combo. I can't believe how I am craving any one of these recipes right now. I must get to the store :) And yes, isn't that kitten so adorable? Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Have a wonderful day!

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 05, 2011:

Hi B,

I have never had a cream cheese omelette. Sounds good, please give us the recipe. And Cool Whip as a toy? That doesn't surprise me :) I best it was fun. I'd like to have a Cool Whip eating contest with a bunch of people sitting around the picnic table outside. Kinda like a watermelon eating contest - but even messier! Thanks for stopping by and for your fun comments.

Sharyn

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 05, 2011:

Hey Lela,

Thank you again for the "inspiration." And YES, you are so right about cream cheese and marshmallow cream. I've made my FRUIT DIP dozens of times. Seriously, I could just eat it with a spoon. I use 1 8 oz. cream cheese and one 7 oz. jar of marshmallow cream. But my favorite "secret addition" is grated orange rind or orange oil flavoring. And you can add a drop of food coloring depending on your "theme." Everyone loves this. YOU ARE RIGHT! IT IS THE BOMB! I usually serve it with a variety of fruit but my favorite is either bananas or red seedless grapes. Hmmmm, I bet that would be really good on carrot cake too. Crap, now I have to make some dip SOON. Thanks Austin - have a great day!

Sharyn

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on August 05, 2011:

I like the Pistacchio nut dessert and the Cat in the bowl...wait that's not a recipe...lol

I love both cream cheese and whip cream so yes, MAGIC!

b. Malin on August 05, 2011:

Love it, Love it, Love it! Sharyn, have you ever tasted a "Cream Cheese Omelette" to die for girlfriend! Everything you wrote about sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. And some People eat Cool Whip off their Lover's body...OH NO NOT ME...Well maybe a few years back!!

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on August 05, 2011:

Whoa! Absolutely stunning! Voted up and Awesome.

That pictachio nut dessert looks "to die for". I shall make it forthwith.

Ok, here's another combo that very few people use, but it is the bomb - Marshmallow cream + cream cheese. It tastes like cream cheese cake frosting so you can use it on cupcakes, cakes, cookies, in the same desserts as above (eliminate the sugar since marshmallow cream has sugar in it). It's delicious!

Thanks for the link and I'm glad you enjoyed the banana pudding - it's my favorite.

Sharon Smith (author) from Northeast Ohio USA on August 05, 2011:

Hello Blue,

Interesting, I figured Cool Whip was called something different in other countries. Here, we have something called Dream Whip which is a powder and then whipped with milk. It's really good when mixed with pudding or used instead of heavy, overly sweet cake frosting. But Cool Whip is better to me, especially when mixed with cream cheese. The pistachio nut dessert is really awesome. Thanks for stopping by . . .

Sharyn

Annette Donaldson from Northern Ireland on August 05, 2011:

Hi Sharyn, beautiful photo and making me so hungry. I is lunch time in Ireland and I will have to try that Pistachio Nut Dessert mmmm mmm. In Ireland the product is called Dream Topping and is just brilliant. Keeps much longer than fresh cream too. Thanks for sharing. x