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Frozen coolwhip -vs- the stuff in the can

chefmel

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Feb 23, 2005
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If I'm rushing and dont have time to thaw the coolwhip -- can I substitute the whipped cream in a can when making the cool & creamy chocolate fondue? (Sorry, I was such a non-cook before joining PC and I'm still fairly new at this!)
 

MichelleT

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May 31, 2005
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I would think not because the stuff out of the can is a different consistency and also melts quicker. Cool whip also has a different taste than the stuff in the can. Sometimes the stuff in the can doesn't have the sugar added.
 

chefmel

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Feb 23, 2005
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ok thanks... It's jsut that I have to drive about 90 minutes to a show and didn't want the already thawed out coolwip to melt even more on my way there.. wonder if it would be OK in an ice chest.
 

MichelleT

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May 31, 2005
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It should be fine in an ice chest. How long is the drive there? Or if you're going to show an hour early, throw it in the hosts fridge?
 

kitchenqueen

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Jan 31, 2005
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Maybe ask the host to purchase whipped cream for you and have it thawed in the refridgerator when you get there....you are making quite a drive to do her show ;) Just tell her you are afraid how the whipped cream may end up after a 90 minute drive! :p
 

chefmel

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Feb 23, 2005
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I think I'll maybe only thaw it for 2 1/2 hours in the fridge (it says to do 4 ) and then put it in the ice chest for the drive.. as I already have other items I'm puttingin the ice chest anyways. Since it probably won't be completely thawed out when I leave, it should be ok for the 90 minutes it takes to get there.
 
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