What Is Dream Whip? I Live In New York City - Is There A Sub

Baking By Overambitious Updated 24 Jun 2011 , 6:25pm by Overambitious

Overambitious Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 8:31pm
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Hello -

I need a stable buttercream recipe and I heard about IndyDebs recipe that uses Dream Whip. I live in New York City and never saw this before. Does anyone know if it goes by a different name or is there a substitute?


Indydebis Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing
1-1/3 cups Cricso
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk, depending on consistency needed
3 Tbsp powdered Dream Whip (*)
2-3 Tbsp clear vanilla, depending on your personal taste
2 lbs powdered sugar

(*) A powdered whipped topping mix made by Kraft Foods, usually found in the cake/sugar aisle in the grocery.

Theres no wrong way to mix this. I usually mix all but the powdered sugar for a minute or two, then gradually add the sugar, but the only reason I did this was to avoid the sugar-splash factor. The longer the mixer runs, the smoother it gets. Sifting the powdered sugar before blending helps with smoothness but is not necessary.

13 replies
idgalpal Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 8:39pm
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Did you look in the pudding section of the grocery store?

Uniqueask Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 9:07pm
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Google it, and you will see what it looks like, that's how I knew what it was.

superwawa Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 9:11pm
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It is available in NYC - like the poster above suggests, it is usually with the pudding and jello mixes - make sure to check the bottom shelf closest to the floor I find it down there a lot. I have definitely seen it at Morton Williams and Food Emporium but of course it can vary by store!

I know it can help to know what you are looking for - it is a blue & white box and it is made by Kraft:

dguerrant Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:25pm
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Here in the south our stores put it with the boxed cheesecake mixes and the jello/pudding.

MadMillie Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:56pm
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This was posted earlier today. Apparently there is a sale on Amazon.com. Hope this helps you find some.


avasmummy Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 1:09am
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so is dream whip considered to be a mock cream? they definitely don't sell it here and would like to find a substitute but not know exactly what it is makes that difficult icon_smile.gif

MadMillie Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 1:31am
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It is a mix (dry powder) used to make whipped topping. I think it acts as a stabalizer in your icing helping it to hold up to heat and humidity.

MadMillie Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 1:34am
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If you use the link posted by superwawa you can do the product finder by zip code.

AuntieE Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:04am
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Here in Cali, I find it in Wal-mart.

kneenah Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:26am
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Overambitious I am from nyc (bronx) they have them in pathmark and target

frostedwishes Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 2:28am
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Hi, Dream whip is big here in Canada. Its a powder dessert topping mix that you add milk and vanilla too, making whip cream, with lots of ingredients that you can't pronounce..lol. great to have on hand if you don't have the fresh whipping cream. Good to know that I could use it as a stabilizer for buttercream if I don't have meringue powder. Thanks icon_smile.gif

dguerrant Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by avasmummy

so is dream whip considered to be a mock cream? they definitely don't sell it here and would like to find a substitute but not know exactly what it is makes that difficult icon_smile.gif

pretty much, it's a powder that you mix with a few tablespoons of hot water and whip it up. some people just simply put the powder into their buttercream frosting and mix it in, it helps it to 'stablize' and will help it to crust over. i personally hate crusting buttercream, but hey, to each their own.

Overambitious Posted 24 Jun 2011 , 6:25pm
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I want to thank all of you for responding to my inquiry. I just received the Dream Whip in the mail from Amazon. I'll try the recipe this weekend.


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