While in my frosting snobbery, I never think that store bought frosting is acceptable, I do have a soft spot in my heart for the wonder that is Cool Whip. In fact I just pulled a batch of Puffs out of the oven for a graduation party, and had to hold myself back from licking the beaters clean from their delicious cool whippiness.
But there comes a time and a place to make the real deal.
You don't need a Kitchenaid (although that would be nice), you just need a basic hand held mixer. A whisk attachment is handy, but not necessary.
Freeze a metal bowl and your beaters, follow the instructions on the carton and be amazed.
(Be warned, if you buy this brand, there are no instructions on the carton. Major fail. Google will have to step in and help.)
I give you to the end of June to take on this challenge. I will be checking on your progress and sharing some of my favorite uses for the whipped magic.