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Easy Vanilla Cool Whip Pie

Vanilla Cool Whip Pie: Only 5 Ingredients For This Delicious Dessert!

I’m always on the lookout for easy dessert recipes that are a hit with both kids and adults. Today, I’m excited to share with you a delightful Vanilla Cool Whip Pie recipe.

This delicious dessert is perfect for a hot summer day and is incredibly easy to make, thanks to the use of a pre-made graham cracker crust. With simple ingredients like cream cheese, instant vanilla pudding, marshmallow fluff, and a tub of cool whip, this pie is the perfect dessert for any special occasion or just a sweet treat for the whole family.


Q: Can I make my own crust for this recipe? A: Absolutely! While using a pre-made graham cracker crust makes this an easy recipe, you can certainly make your own homemade crust. A food processor works great for blending graham crackers into fine crumbs for a buttery graham cracker crust.

Q: What variations can I try with this pie? A: This recipe is versatile. You can try a chocolate crust for true chocolate addicts or an oreo cookie crust for a different twist. Adding lemon juice can turn it into a bake lemon pie, or you can mix in chocolate chips for a chocolate version.

Q: How should I store leftover pie? A: Store any leftover pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s best consumed within a few days.

Tips and Tricks

  • For the best results, ensure that the cream cheese is softened before mixing. This will help avoid lumps in your cream cheese mixture.
  • If you’re using a hand mixer or electric mixer, mix at a medium speed to avoid splattering.
  • For a lighter version, you can use a low-fat version of cream cheese and cool whip.


  • Peanut Butter Pie: Add a layer of peanut butter to the bottom of the crust before adding the pie filling.
  • Strawberry Cool Whip Pie: Mix in fresh strawberries or a sprinkle of strawberry jello for a fruity twist.
  • Chocolate Lovers: Mix in chocolate shavings or use a chocolate pudding mix instead of vanilla for a delicious chocolate pie.

Where to Serve

This vanilla cool whip pie is a perfect summer dessert for picnics, family gatherings, or as a special treat during the summer months. It’s also a great addition to your summer dessert recipes collection.


Wrap the pie in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Lumpy Filling: Ensure your cream cheese is at room temperature and mix thoroughly for a smooth texture.
  • Crust Falling Apart: If making your own graham cracker crust, ensure the mixture is well-pressed into the pie pan and chilled before adding the filling.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  • Let the kids help with mixing the filling. It’s a fun way to get them involved in the kitchen.
  • They can also help by arranging fresh fruit on top of the pie or sprinkling chocolate chips.

Topping Options

  • Fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries adds a fresh element.
  • Whipped cream or chocolate shavings make great toppings for an extra special touch.
  • A sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice can add a unique flavor, especially around fall.

Why This Recipe Works

This easy pie recipe is a family favorite because it’s not only a delicious treat but also incredibly simple to make. The combination of creamy pudding, fluffy cool whip, and a buttery graham cracker crust creates a perfect dessert that’s a big hit every time. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a regular homemade pie night, this recipe is sure to please the whole family.

For full instructions and measurements, be sure to check out the recipe card at the end of this post. The easiest way to make this pie is to gather all your ingredients, including your favorite brand of pudding mix and cool whip, and follow the step-by-step instructions for the best results. You can find all these ingredients at your local grocery store.

Whether you’re making a bake pineapple pie, a strawberry jello cool whip pie, or this vanilla cool whip pie, the addition of cool whip makes every pie a creamy, dreamy delight. Next time you’re in the mood for a no-bake dessert recipe, remember this vanilla cool whip pie – it’s sure to become a regular in your dessert repertoire!

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Easy Cool Whip Pie
Yield: 8-10 slices

Easy Cool Whip Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Indulge in the simplicity and sweetness of a Vanilla Cool Whip Pie, a delightful blend of creamy vanilla pudding, fluffy marshmallow fluff, and smooth cool whip nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. This easy-to-make, delicious dessert is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day and is sure to be a hit with the whole family.


  • 8 oz cream cheese, soft
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 7 oz marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tub cool whip
  • 1 premade graham cracker crust


  1. In a mixing bowl use a hand mixer to whip the cream cheese 
  2. Add in the pudding mix then the marshmallow fluff 
  3. Fold in the cool whip 
  4. Spread the mixture evenly in the graham crust 
  5. Chill overnight 
  6. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 29mgSodium 236mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 0gSugar 22gProtein 4g

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