How Many Cups in a Container of Cool Whip?

Containers of Cool Whip, Whipping Cream and Dream Whip

Easily substitute whipped cream or any brand of whipped topping in place of  Cool Whip using this handy chart to convert ounces (by weight) or millilitres/litres (by volume) to cups.  And it works the other way round as well!

Printable chart at end of post.

In Canada Cool Whip comes in 500 ml and 1 litre tubs which are easy to substitute with cups but in the United States Cool Whip comes in 8/12/16 ounce tubs which are measured by weight and not volume.  So when I have a US recipe I'm forever in a quandary about how to measure, even if I'm going to use Cool Whip.  Not anymore!  I've written it down for my own edification and yours too if you like. If substituting whipping cream, liquid whipped topping or dry whipped topping, whip according to package directions and then measure.
8 ounces Cool Whip (US by weight) is 3 cups. 12 ounces Cool Whip (US by weight) is 4½ cups. 16 ounces Cool Whip (US by weight) is 6½ cups. 500 millilitres Cool Whip (Canada by volume) is 2 cups. 1 litre Cool Whip (Canada by volume) is 4 cups.
To print click on arrow upper right side.⇩       


  1. Thank you for helpful information. Trying a Community Cookbook's recipes and everyone seems to use Cool Whip which I do not wish to ingest.

  2. This is GREAT....I am a Canadian using a U.S. recipe so this was very helpful!

  3. I do not want to ingest cool whip either. I haven't had it for at least 40 years.

  4. Thank you so much!! I was using a US recipe but I am in Canada and really struggled to try to figure out how much Cool Whip I needed to add when the recipe called for 8oz but I had a 1L tub! Have a great day!


    1. I am in Canada as well and my recipe calls for 8 ounces. How much cool whip did you use?

    2. 8 ounces would be 3 cups according to the chart.

  5. Thank you SO much for this chart! My husband doesn’t like the taste of Cool Whip so I am always needing to convert recipes to use whipped cream. I really appreciate you doing this!


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