Sort of Like Whip ‘n Chill


In the 1960s, there was a little box of powdered mix called Whip ‘n Chill which was mixed with water to make a very light and delicious mousse-like dessert.  On the rare occasions when my mother-in-law came for supper, I struggled to find something she would eat.  She didn’t like my cooking but one thing she seemed to enjoy was Whip ‘n Chill so that was always our dessert when Grandma Mary visited.

Whip ‘n Chill has been out of the regular grocery stores for many years and for a time could only be purchased at the Vermont Country Store.  Now, they no longer have it, but it is sold in bulk on at a pretty hefty price.  For our purposes, my version will do just fine.  If Grandma Mary were still with us, I wonder if she would like it.

Grandma Mary
Grandma Mary


  • 1 envelope (¼ oz.) unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • One 3.4 oz. package of Cook and Serve Chocolate Pudding (not instant pudding)
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)

Soak gelatin in ¼ cup of cold milk.  When dissolved, place in a medium saucepan with the remainder of the milk and the chocolate pudding mix.  Whisk over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil.  Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.


Whisk the whipped topping into the pudding mixture and spoon into six dessert dishes.  Cover and chill for an hour.

Makes 6 servings. 

Based on 6 servings – 156 calories/serving

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

17 thoughts on “Sort of Like Whip ‘n Chill”

  1. I can’t imagine anyone not liking your cooking! I remember Whip n’ Chill, so many products have disappeared over the years with new one taking their place. I would be proud to have you as a daughter-in-law. Hugs and stitches, Betty Lou

    Sent from my iPad

  2. I love your cooking, and, I have never tasted a thing you have made.
    Mary was spoofing you!

  3. And fewer calories than a candy bar! Good deal. BTW, I had an egg sandwich (with fried baloney!) and it was so yummy! I might have to have another one today.

  4. Oh my gosh! I just looked it up on Amazon. That’s outrageous pricing! I wonder how much they sell? That’s $9+ a package!

  5. I enjoyed the picture of Grandma Mary. It just looks so 50’s with the African violets in the window and floral wallpaper. She looks like a formidable woman. I remember Whip n Chill. It was a great dessert for an inexperienced teenager to make and enjoy.

  6. I love this recipe – it sounds wonderful and yet has so few calories! I must try this. Grandma Mary has a really cool pitcher in her hand in that picture!

  7. The other item which I’ve only found on, and for a hefty price, is Milnot. I understand it was one of the original canned milks. I have a frozen cheesecake recipe based on Milnot. Since our house was always full of drop-in company, there was always one or two made and in the deep freeze. Milnot was so rich that it whipped like cream, so a can or two was always in the fridge. I’ve learned that many of the items we grew-up with are purchased by ‘private labels’ and then sold through outlets like amazon, Vermont General Store and ‘Mom and Pop’ shops. My husband was a professional painter and taught me about Spic ‘n Span being the ‘painter’s friend.’ When I found it on the shelf of my favorite local hardware store I purchased three boxes and shared it with my book group. As always Lillian, thanks for the reminder of times past and good eating.

    1. I have a lot of old recipe books and Milnot is frequently an ingredient. I miss it and also Spic ‘n Span -that’s what I always used for cleaning. I’d grab up multiple boxes, too. I did find some Old Dutch cleanser at a Big Lots store recently. I don’t know if it’s exactly the same as the old stuff, but I enjoy just looking at the picture when I use it.

      Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.

      1. I miss Fizzies too; the tablets that you dropped into a glass of water like Alka-Seltser to make soda pop.

  8. I LOVED Whip’n Chill as a kid!! The strawberry was my favourite, followed by chocolate. Mum used to top it with Dream Whip topping. I’m sure it was loads of nasty chemicals, but it sure tasted good.

    1. There used to be a strawberry version of the old Whip ‘n Chill but I’ve never tried to come up with a homemade version.

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