My Cool Whip pie is made with just four ingredients, but it tastes like a gourmet dessert. It is light, fluffy, and has the perfect fruity flavor.
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If you are looking for a good summer dessert that is quick and easy to make, you definitely need to make Cool Whip pie. Not only is it the perfect sweet treat to end a warm summer’s day, but you don’t have to spend tons of time in the kitchen cooking. Go out and enjoy the gorgeous weather because, with this easy Cool Whip pie recipe, you can make a delicious summer treat in just 10 minutes.
Easy Cool Whip Pie Recipe
I have been making this Cool Whip with graham cracker crust for years. It was actually one of the first desserts I learned how to make. It is so simple that even the most beginner bakers can make the perfect pie with very little effort. All you need to do is mix, pour, and wait! I’ll admit that waiting is the hardest part of this recipe.
The filling of my Cool Whip pie is made with vanilla Greek yogurt and Cool Whip. That’s it! I like to use Greek yogurt because it is thick, creamy, and holds up well when the pie is sliced. The filling is poured into a graham cracker crust and then the pie chills in the freezer until set.
I top my Cool Whip pies with fresh berries but you can definitely skip the fruit and make an easy three-ingredient Cool Whip pie to simplify this recipe even more. It is pretty incredible what you can do with such basic ingredients. You absolutely must give this recipe a try!
Ingredients for Cool Whip Pie
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Cool Whip – Brand name Cool Whip definitely has the best flavor and texture when compared to store brands. Make sure to splurge on the real thing!
- Vanilla Greek yogurt – Two cups of Greek yogurt is about 16 ounces. Most Greek yogurt cups are around 5.3 ounces which means you will need three small Greek yogurts to make this recipe. Of course, you can always buy the larger container and enjoy having extra yogurt!
- Graham cracker crust – Make your own graham cracker crust or simply buy a pre-made crust at the store.
- Fresh fruit – I like to use berries to top my pie. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all perfect additions to a simple Cool Whip pie.
Here are a few ingredient substitutions and alterations that work well.
- Use flavored Greek yogurt in place of vanilla. Strawberry, peach, or even coffee-flavored yogurt will turn into a delicious Cool Whip pie. Changing the flavor of the yogurt is such an easy way to customize this recipe. You can make different flavors of pie all summer long!
- Use a chocolate Oreo crust in place of the graham cracker crust. Cool Whip pie with a little bit of chocolate flavor is a great idea! Use my recipe for Oreo cookie crust. It is very easy to make!
- Stir the fruit into the pie filling rather than placing it on top of the pie. This is an easy way to add fruit to every bite of pie.
- Use Zero Sugar Cool Whip and sugar-free Greek yogurt to make a sugar-free Cool Whip pie. It will taste just as delicious as the original recipe but without all the carbs.
How to Make Cool Whip Pie
- Make the filling: Add the Cool Whip and Greek Yogurt to a large bowl and gently fold them together. Try not to stir too vigorously or the Cool Whip will deflate. Gentle, thorough stirs are all you need!
- Smooth the filling: Pour the Cool Whip filling into the graham cracker crust and use the back of a spoon or a spatula to make it nice and smooth.
- Chill: Chill the pie in the freezer for at least two hours. Touch the pie filling gently to ensure it is frozen. The filling should feel firm and sliceable.
- Add fruit: Top the frozen pie with your favorite fresh fruit then slice and enjoy!
Place the Cool Whip in the fridge overnight to thaw. One day in the fridge will make it the perfect texture for folding into the pie filling. Cool Whip will re-freeze beautifully and not lose too much of that light, fluffy texture.
How to Store Cool Whip Pie
Cover any leftover Cool Whip pie with plastic wrap and store it in the freezer for up to three months. This is a great pie to make in advance since it will keep in the freezer for so long. You can make a bunch of Cool Whip pies at the beginning of the summer and just pull one out anytime you have a backyard barbecue!
Whipped cream is made with heavy cream and sugar while Cool Whip is made with skim milk, corn syrup, vegetable oil, and stabilizers. Whipped cream will slowly deflate and lose its shape while Cool Whip will keep its fluffy texture even when stirred or thawed. For this reason, it is perfect for making no-bake pies.
Cool Whip is not just frozen whipped cream. It is actually made with corn syrup, oil, and other additives that help it keep its shape. Cool Whip is lighter in both texture and taste than classic whipped cream. The lighter taste and texture are a few reasons why people love Cool Whip so much!
Yes, Cool Whip is made with milk products and does have an expiration date. If left in the fridge, Cool Whip will only keep for about two weeks before getting moldy. However, when stored in the freezer, it has a much longer shelf life. It will keep in the freezer for up to six months.
Cool Whip Pie
- 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 9 inch graham cracker pie crust
- 1 cup fresh fruit (sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc.)
- Pour the Cool Whip and Greek yogurt into a large mixing bowl and fold them together gently.
- Pour the Cool Whip mix into the graham cracker crust and spread flat.
- Freeze the pie for at least 2 hours. If you plan to leave the pie in the freezer for longer than 2 hours, loosely cover it with plastic wrap so that it doesn’t get dried out.
- Remove the pie from the freezer about 20 minutes before you’d like to serve it. Top the pie with your favorite fresh fruit then slice and enjoy.
- You can also stir the fresh fruit into the Cool Whip pie mix rather than putting it on top. Both methods will work well!
- Any flavor Greek yogurt will work well. I like to use Greek yogurt because it is thicker and makes the pie hold its shape better.
- Don’t leave the pie out of the freezer for longer than 30 minutes or it will get very soft. Slice your pieces, then place it back in the freezer to stay cold.