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Cool Whip Pie

close up shot of a slice of Cool Whip Pie topped with whipped cream on a plate with a fork
Creamy dreamy Cool Whip, pudding and cream cheese in a buttery crust, this Cool Whip pie is an easy dessert any time of the year.
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Table of Contents
  1. COOL WHIP PIE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS COOL WHIP PIE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Who says pie has to be hard; not this Cool Whip pie! This delightful dessert is so easy to make, and the best part is that it only takes a few minutes and boasts a dreamy filling that is made of creamy pudding, velvety cream cheese, and Cool Whip.

If you love this no-bake dessert, try our no-bake pumpkin pie and candy cane pie.

COOL WHIP PIE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 1 (9-inch) premade chocolate pie crust
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (3.9-ounce) box chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 (8-ounce) container of Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed (+ ½ cup optional garnish)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TOPPING: Depending on the time of year, you can customize your toppings for this easy recipe. Top with fresh fruit or frozen fruit, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, etc. Fresh strawberries or blueberries would be lovely in the summer while pumpkin spice would be ideal for the fall.

PIE CRUST: This delicious pie has plenty of flexibility as to what crust you use. Chocolate crust, Oreo pie crust, graham cracker pie crust, or a regular homemade pie crust all work well in this no-bake pie recipe.

PUDDING: Change up the flavor of pudding in this easy dessert and you can enjoy a different variety each time. Try strawberry Cool Whip pie, vanilla Cool Whip pie, or butterscotch Cool Whip pie.

WHIPPED TOPPING: If you can’t get Cool Whip, you can use our whipped cream recipe to make your own.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS COOL WHIP PIE RECIPE

PRO TIP:

This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before it is ready to serve. This is a great recipe to make the day before so that it is ready when you need it.

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1 to 1 ½ minutes, until smooth.

PRO TIP:

Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t have lumps in your creamy filling.

STEP TWO: Sprinkle in the pudding mix and continue mixing for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until well combined.

STEP THREE: Add the marshmallow fluff and continue mixing just until incorporated.

STEP FOUR: Fold in the thawed Cool Whip.

STEP FIVE: Evenly spread the Cool Whip mixture into the premade crust, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

PRO TIP:

If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it inside a glass pie plate to give it a bit more stability.

STEP SIX: Just before slicing, add the ½ cup thawed Cool Whip to the center of the pie. Slice and serve immediately.

HOW TO SERVE

This easy pie recipe is perfect for a hot summer day or a holiday party. If you want to make it even more decadent, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and an iced tea or whipped hot chocolate on the side.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store this chocolate pudding pie in the fridge covered in plastic wrap for up to four days.

This perfect dessert would be a welcome treat during the summer months or for special occasions and family gatherings year-round. Full of creaminess from the pudding, cream cheese and Cool Whip, this heavenly treat is so easy to make and such a yummy dessert.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this dessert ahead of time?

This great recipe is best made ahead since it needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before serving it.

Can I make my own crust for this recipe?

If you would prefer to make your own cookie crust you certainly can. Crush graham crackers or chocolate cookies in a food processor to give you 1½ cups of crumbs before combining with 5 tablespoons of butter and baking at 300°F for 10 minutes.

Can I use a different flavor of pudding?

This recipe is very flexible. You can change up the flavor of the pie depending on the flavor of pudding you use.

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close up shot of a slice of Cool Whip Pie topped with whipped cream on a plate with a fork

Cool Whip Pie

5 from 1 vote
Creamy dreamy Cool Whip, pudding and cream cheese in a buttery crust, this Cool Whip pie is an easy dessert any time of the year.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 premade chocolate pie crust (9-inch)
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened (8-inch)
  • 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix (3.9-ounce)
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 container Cool Whip whipped topping thawed (8-ounce)
  • ½ cup Cool Whip whipped topping optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium sized mixing bowl and a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1 to 1 ½ minutes, until smooth.
  • Sprinkle in the pudding mix and continue mixing for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until well combined.
  • Add the marshmallow fluff and continue mixing just until incorporated.
  • Fold in the thawed Cool Whip.
  • Evenly spread the Cool Whip mixture into the premade crust, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Just before slicing, add the ½ cup thawed Cool Whip to the center of the pie. Slice and serve immediately.

Notes

TIP: This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before it is ready to serve. This is a great recipe to make the day before so that it is ready when you need it.
TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t have lumps in your creamy filling.
TIP: If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it inside a glass pie plate to give it a bit more stability.

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Tee M says

    The pie looks absolutely delicious. I don’t have a pool but I can certainly make the pie and share with my small family. Since we are in the dead of winter, could I use frozen fruits?

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