I'm making a dessert that needed instant pudding, but I got the cooking one by accident. I added it without realizing. The mixture is the pudding, milk, and cool whip. If I heat it up, will it ruin the cool whip part? Will it be okay? I don't wanna ruin it. Thanks!!!

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    Apr 24, 2020 at 5:23
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    – Kat
    Apr 24, 2020 at 18:10

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I've never tried heating cool whip, but your only option is to try. Instant pudding will set without heating it, but if you don't cook a heat-set pudding mix it will stay runny, so there's 3 possible outcomes:

  1. Don't heat it - ruined
  2. Heat it and the cool whip goes wrong - ruined
  3. Heat it and it works - success

You lose little by trying.


If you heat the whipped topping it will deflate. Somewhere I saw a recipe for fluff made with cooked pudding.You cook and cool the pudding, whip the topping ( or use ready whipped Cool Whip), drain any fruit you are adding, stir the fruit into the pudding and then fold in the whipped topping. That’s how I recall the recipe, but I haven’t tried it.

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