It’s just cream that’s been whipped, with some sugar added, and it’s super-easy to make at home. Reddi Whip may be the closest thing to real whipped cream on the market — its main ingredient is at least cream, as opposed to water for Cool Whip — but it still contains corn syrup (not high fructose), emulsifiers, and stabilizers.
Because if it has anything to do with the idea that Cool Whip is healthier than whipped cream, you’re sadly mistaken. Cool Whip was invented in 1966, and its main selling point was that it could be shipped and stored frozen. And that’s pretty much it.
Some readers asked me to look into ReddiWip as they wanted to know what was better for their skinny strawberry shortcake. For me the battle between ReddiWip and Cool Whip is an easy one because Cool Whip is made with water, corn syrup, and oil. There is a derivative of milk in the mix but Cool Whip is very far removed from whipped cream.
It takes me a long long time to use a container of CoolWhip or a can of ReddiWip – and the ReddiWip has a better shelf life. CW often spoils and has to be tossed : ( Hate throwing away food.
What is the ingredient in Reddiwip?
Almond Milk Reddiwip: The ingredients of Almond Milk ReddiWip are: almond milk (water, almonds), coconut cream, sugar, maltodextrin, mono-and diglycerides, natural flavor, carrageenan and nitrous oxide (propellant) The nutrition facts are:
The nutrition facts are for 2 tablespoons: 15 calories, 1 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 1 g carbohydrates, >1 g sugar, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 0 mg sodium, 1 Freestyle SmartPts. This is as close as you will get to actual whipped cream with a little sugar added in a can. It has a good texture and is great if you don’t have time to whip your own cream …
It turns out that ReddiWip has diversified its product line to include non-dairy alternatives: Almond milk and coconut milk. I decided to try all of the Reddiwip options and every, single one of them tasted better than Cool Whip. First, the classic – ReddiWip: The ingredients of ReddiWip are:
For me the battle between ReddiWip and Cool Whip is an easy one because Cool Whip is made with water, corn syrup, and oil. There is a derivative of milk in the mix but Cool Whip is very far removed from whipped cream. ReddiWip, in comparison, is actually made with cream if you are using the original product.
What is the difference between Cool Whip and Reddi-Wip?
Cool Whip: Hefty on a spoon, resembling the precise middle ground between sour cream and cream cheese, with a taste more akin to butter than cream. Still, it manages to find the balance between sweet and savory that freshly whipped cream naturally creates. Reddi-Wip: Creamy and cloud-like with a noticeably sweet aftertaste.
Reddi-Wip: The higher calorie count hurts you in two ways: the obvious bump in caloric intake and the natural act of repeatedly squirting far more than two tablespoons from the can directly into your mouth. No one’s taking a spoon and a lack of self-control to a container of Cool Whip.
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