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Home Made Instead of Purchased

i'm not sure I know of Williams. mostly I'm thinking of McCormick. i could be wrong of course but nonetheless, i completely agree that they are not economical. plus, my blends just taste better! :-)

Jan 10, 2012
aleasan in Home Cooking

not cool whip.

you're right... no oven time needed. whoops! so, you think regular whipped cream could last a day or two in the fridge? the recipe calls for mixing the pudding, some confectioners sugar and the cool whip before layering. i was afraid the whipped cream would collapse if not served right away. Thank you for responding! sometimes I just need a second pair of eyes.

Jan 10, 2012
aleasan in Home Cooking

Home Made Instead of Purchased

I absolutely agree. this includes those little packets for tacos, beef stew, pot roast, etc. most are salt salt salt and very little actual flavor.

Jan 10, 2012
aleasan in Home Cooking

not cool whip.

hi all. I have been lurking chowhound for a long time, mostly coveting google results from these boards as they are typically the best. i'm a new -ish wife obsessed with cooking without the cream-ofs and packaged meal components. which is why I need your help!

(please forgive the capitalization and grammatical errors. i'm typing this from my phone.)

i love banana pudding. a lot. I recently found a recipe for "fancy" banana pudding that includes a graham crackers crust and i can't wait to try it. quite unfortunately, it mixes the pudding (which i will be.making from scratch) with two tubs of cool whip for volume and sweetness, i assume. i think that's a great idea, to make the pudding a bit more airy and luxurious I suppose. but.... i can't use cool whip. i can't.

i considered just whipping some cream, but I don't think that would survive the oven time or the refrigeration. i saw a suggestion of a chiffon for someone else looking for a cool whip sub--on this board actually-- but I have no idea how that works outside of cake. another option would be the homemade cool whip, but I don't have any dry milk. i suppose I could run and get some but i never use it. I have dry buttermilk.. would that work?

what is a good substitute for cool whip in this situation? thanks in advance for your ideas!

aleasa in southern ca

Jan 10, 2012
aleasan in Home Cooking