I made the choco pudding recipe in the Trim Healthy Mama book tonight and I really wanted some cool whip to go on top. However, the only kind I had in the house was regular cool whip and I knew that was not only not "on plan" but not healthy at all (wow, that was three not's in one sentence). What was I to do but make my own? I had done it before and knew I could do it and make it "on plan". Here is what I did:
I started with 2 cups of heavy cream in my Kitchen Aid mixer with the whisk and turned it on fairly high.
Once it had started thickening up just a little (it really doesn't take long), I added one packet of NuStevia and 1 tsp vanilla while it was still mixing.
It is starting to thicken but not quite enough.
Yep, this is much better!
After it was whipped up I transferred it to a glass storage bowl to keep in the fridge. I'm sorry, but I really don't know how long it will last because I always eat it too fast! Have I said how much I love cool whip? Oh I could just eat the whole container by itself!!
I put some on my chocolate pudding and then topped with some gratings of Skinny Chocolate and thoroughly enjoyed my "S" dessert. If only I had been patient enough to make some coffee to go with it. (Please excuse the poor quality photo but I'm just glad I snapped a picture before I woofed it down).
This is an S recipe because of the cream as opposed to Reddi Whip being an FP, but it is more natural to me and great to have when you don't have Reddi Whip. I hope you enjoy!
Easy Homemade Cool Whip
2 cups heavy cream
1 pkt NuStevia
1 tsp vanilla
Add cream to mixer and whip on a fairly high speed. When it starts to thicken add the stevia and vanilla. Continue to whip until it thickens and makes peaks. Store in refrigerator.