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What can you use as a substitute for Cool Whip in a recipe?

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Whipped cream and whipped creme fraiche are excellent substitutes for Cool Whip, according to Pastry Chef Online. Other options include whipped sour cream and whipped coconut cream.

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The best type of whipped cream to use in place of Cool Whip is fresh cream whipped until it holds medium or firm peaks. Adding a small amount of sugar during whipping gives the cream a hint of sweetness. The best way to mimic the dense texture of Cool Whip is to whip the cream in a food processor, writes Pastry Chef Online.

Whipped creme fraiche is another popular Cool Whip substitute. Homemade creme fraiche is a mixture of 1 tablespoon buttermilk per cup of cream. After 36 hours, the mixture is ready for whipping.

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