I have a recipe which calls for 1 1/2 cups of cool whip. Cool whip comes in 8 oz containers. Now I know 8 oz of a liquid = 1 cup, but does that also apply to a semisolid such as cool whip? In that case I would need 1 1/2 containers to make my 1 1/2 cups. But alas, when I measure out cool whip in my pampered chef measure-all which is intended for solids, I only end up needing 1/2 the container to get my 1 1/2 cups. So which is correct? I would appreciate anyone who would shed some light on this.
PS I want to make the cafe con leche cream pie from May 04 and that calls for 3 cups of cool whip! I can't imagine using 3 containers of the stuff!