How to Make Dream Whip Straight from the Box

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How to make Dream Whip in 2 easy steps, right from the box. Makes a delicious whipped cream you can use for pies, no bake desserts, cakes, Jello, and more!

Dream Whip whipped topping mix is an old-time favorite ingredient I love to use for quite a few of my recipes, especially no bake desserts, like my ever popular blueberry no bake dessert.

Orange Jello topped with Dream Whip whipped topping in glass dish with spoon on teal blue napkin with Dream Whip box

Over the last couple of years, I've fielded a lot of questions from readers about Dream Whip… Like where to find it, how to mix Dream Whip, can you substitute Cool Whip for Dream Whip, and more.

So this post is going to answer all of those questions and hopefully inspire you to make some delicious Dream Whip desserts of your own. I mean, yum, right?!

Believe me, when I first started to use Dream Whip, I wondered if I'd even still be able to get it. I remembered my mom using it way back when, those many years ago when I was a kid.

Sure enough, I had no problem finding it. And my store even runs out sometimes. So that tells me that Dream Whip is still living its best life.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my Dream Whip recipe tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the actual recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

WHAT IS DREAM WHIP?

Just in case you don't know, because you are not alone, my friend… A lot of people don't know what Dream Whip is.

Basically, Dream Whip is a dessert topping mix you can use both in desserts and as a topping for desserts. It comes in powdered form, and you mix it together with cold milk and vanilla extract to get the final result.

Dream Whip whipped dessert topping in green mixing bowl with wooden spoon

I like to think of it as angel topping or cloud topping because it's so light and fluffy. And it has a slightly sweet taste, perfect for topping a bowl of Instant Jello.

INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED:

Remember, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

whipped dessert topping ingredients, including Dream Whip whipped topping mix, milk, and vanilla extract on white marble countertop

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Electric mixer with Whisk Paddle/s

Spatula or Wooden Spoon

HOW TO MAKE DREAM WHIP

You'll find instructions for how to mix Dream Whip on the side of the box, but I'll show you how right here…

  1. Empty 1 envelope of Dream Whip mix into a mixing bowl, and begin to mix milk and vanilla into that dry powdery mix, beating on low speed 'til blended.
  2. Then beat on high speed for about 4 minutes or until the topping thickens and forms soft peaks.
how to mix Dream Whip with KitchenAid electric mixer, in metal mixing bowl

WHAT ARE SOFT PEAKS?

Soft peaks form when whipped cream thickens.

soft peaks of Dream Whip on electric mixer whisk

So when your whipped cream thickens, you should be able to hold your mixer paddle upside down, and the whipped cream stays in place. You'll also notice soft little ruffles, or peaks, in the topping.

Dream Whip whipped topping in metal mixing bowl with white spatula

STORING DREAM WHIP

You'll definitely need to store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you're ready to use it.

Personally, I would not freeze Dream Whip because I'm afraid it would change the texture. However, it's quick and easy to mix up and use same day in any recipe.

And I have a few recipes and ideas for ways you can use Dream Whip.

MY FAVORITE DREAM WHIP RECIPES:

Like I mentioned above, I love making this blueberry delight recipe with Dream Whip and cream cheese.

I don't stop at blueberry, though. I also make cherry yum yum, strawberry delight, and pumpkin delight. They're all family favorite desserts that are perfect for a crowd.

cherry delight made with Dream Whip whipped topping mix, in blue baking dish

Ohhhh, you can also dip strawberries in Dream Whip, add a dollop to your favorite flavor of Jello, and top pies and Jello cake with Dream Whip. So many ways you can use this yummy whipped cream.

IS DREAM WHIP GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE?

As far as I can tell, both Dream Whip and Cool Whip are gluten-free. But they are not dairy-free.

Please double check the ingredients for yourself to determine if any of the ingredients do contain gluten or an ingredient that could imply cross-contamination.

WHERE TO BUY DREAM WHIP

In short, I buy it at Walmart. And my store has it placed in the baking aisle right above the Jello mixes and marshmallows.

dollop of Dream Whip whipped topping on orange Jello in glass trifle dish with spoon

ARE DREAM WHIP AND COOL WHIP THE SAME?

While they both make a good dessert topping, they are not quite the same, and I've had better luck making my no bake desserts with Dream Whip rather than Cool Whip.

Cool Whip is pre-whipped and ready to go.

Dream Whip, on the other hand, has to be whipped and made. One thing I like is that it's made with sugar and not high fructose corn syrup.

Note: I have tried substituting homemade whipped cream for Dream Whip in my favorite no bake desserts, but they turn out a liquid-y, gooey mess. So, I don't recommend it.

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Yield: 16

How to Make Dream Whip Straight from the Box

How to Make Dream Whip Straight from the Box

How to make Dream Whip in 2 easy steps, right from the box. Makes a delicious whipped cream you can use for pies, no bake desserts, cakes, Jello, and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Empty 1 envelope of Dream Whip mix into a mixing bowl, and begin to mix milk and vanilla extract into that dry powdery mix, beating on low speed 'til blended.
  2. Then beat on high speed for about 4 minutes or until the topping thickens and forms soft peaks.
  3. Refrigerate in an airtight container 'til ready to use.*

Notes

*I use whole milk, but you can use 2%, skim milk, etc.

*Personally, I would not freeze Dream Whip because I'm afraid it would change the texture. However, it's quick and easy to mix up and use same day in any recipe.

WHERE TO BUY DREAM WHIP

I buy Dream Whip at Walmart. And my store has it placed in the baking aisle right above the Jello mixes and marshmallows.

ARE DREAM WHIP AND COOL WHIP THE SAME?

While they both make a good dessert topping, they are not quite the same, and I've had better luck making my no bake desserts with Dream Whip rather than Cool Whip.

Cool Whip is pre-whipped and ready to go. Dream Whip, on the other hand, has to be whipped and made. One thing I like is that it's made with sugar and not high fructose corn syrup.

Note: I have tried substituting homemade whipped cream for Dream Whip in my favorite no bake desserts, but they turn out a liquid-y, gooey mess. So, I don't recommend it.

WAYS TO USE DREAM WHIP:

I love making this blueberry delight recipe with Dream Whip and cream cheese. I also make cherry yum yumstrawberry delight, and pumpkin delight.

You can also dip strawberries in Dream Whip, add a dollop to your favorite flavor of Jello, and top pies and Jello cake with Dream Whip.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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