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    Measuring cool whip

    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!

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    Measure it by cups, not by weight! (The good news is that you will then have a half container left to use for something else! )
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    No way you'd need 3 containers for one recipe. Just measure it in a dry measure cup as if it were flour or sugar.
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    OK, that makes more sense. Thank you. Just wanted to be sure.

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    Or if you have one of those "push" cups for peanut butter and the like

    they are ideal.

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    Originally posted by CompassRose
    Or if you have one of those "push" cups for peanut butter and the like

    they are ideal.

    Where do you find the push-up cups for peanut butter? I like that idea.

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    This particular example comes from Pampered Chef. I had one once (someone gave it to me) and didn't like it; it was cheap and nasty (though I think it was in fact kinda pricy for what it was).

    I now have this stainless one

    from Ashton Green, which was also not cheap (but someone gave it to me ) but is beautifully constructed and solid. (I also have the spoons.)

    They're great for any kind of not-quite-liquid.

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    CompassRose, can you put yours in the dishwasher? I have one, but it has to be hand washed, so I don't use it much.

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    Not sure. I don't own a dishwasher, so I didn't pay any attention to that bit.

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    Alton Brown sells one on his web site. www.altonbrown.com
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    I don't have one but have seen them in the King Arthur catalogue.

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    Crate and Barrel stocks them, too.

    I have one. I hate it.

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