How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

We are always looking for different ways to dye Easter eggs and these cool whip Easter eggs are an easy way to dye eggs with kids and have a beautiful, marbled end result!

Bowl of colorful Easter eggs dyed with cool whip sitting on a countertop

We love decorating eggs as part of our Easter celebration and have a lot of fun experimenting with different ways to dye and decorate them!

I had heard of using shaving cream to decorate eggs, but also heard that you probably shouldn’t eat eggs after you’ve dyed them with shaving cream. Egg shells are porous and so it was important to me that whatever we used to dye them was also safe to consume. There is no way I was going to waste all of those eggs by slathering them in shaving cream! I was so happy to find out that cool whip is an awesome substitute for dyeing eggs!

Hand holding a bright purple Easter egg in front of a counter with other colorful Easter eggs.

Using whipped cream and gel food coloring is now one of my favorite ways of dyeing eggs with my kids.  We didn’t go crazy eating the whipped cream, but it was fun to have a taste here or there and know that it was okay!

The cool whip mixed with the food coloring also created a cool marbled effect and vibrant colors on the eggs when they were finished.  It is such an easy and fun way to dye eggs, your kids will love mixing the colors and creating their own dyed eggs with cool whip!

An egg carton of beautiful Easter eggs dyed with whipped cream.

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Supplies and Ingredients

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Gel Food dye
  • Cool whip or whipped cream
  • White vinegar
  • Muffin tin or container for mixing colors
  • Paper towels
Colorful Easter eggs dyed with cool whip sitting on the counter in a circle

How to Dye Easter eggs with Whipped Cream

First, take your hard boiled eggs and place them in a bowl with white vinegar covering them.  Let them sit for 5-10 minutes. Then pat dry and set aside. (This step is optional – see tips below) 

While your eggs are in the vinegar fill a muffin tin or small bowls with big dollops of cool whip.  If you choose to use a container where all of your colors will be mixed, just make sure you pick colors that work well together!

We loved using the muffin tin because my daughters are obsessed with color mixing and I knew choosing the colors and mixing them up would be their favorite part.  This way they could choose many different color combinations πŸ™‚ 

Kids swirling colors in the whipped cream to make their egg dye with cool whip

Put a few drops of food coloring into each muffin cup.  Mix it up so it creates a swirled pattern.  

Add your eggs to the cool whip mixture and cover them completely.  Make sure the cool whip covers all parts of the egg shell so you can’t see any white.  We had a large bowl of water next to us so we constantly wiped down our hands and spoons with water and a paper towel so we could keep our colors separate.  

Eggs sitting in the whipped cream colored with food dye

Let your eggs sit in the cool whip dye for at least 15-30 minutes.  If you want them to sit longer, just stick them in the refrigerator until you are ready!

Eggs completely covered with cool whip and food dye sitting in a muffin tin on the counter

Gently rinse under cool water being careful not to rub off any of the dye and pat dry with a paper towel!

You now have beautiful Easter eggs of many different colors! 

Tips For Making Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

  • The food dye will stain hands, so using disposable gloves or a spoon is a good idea unless you want tie dye hands for Easter photos πŸ™‚ 
  • The gel colors are more concentrated than liquid food coloring and will create slightly brighter colors
  • You can take the eggs out of the dye as long as they are covered and set them on a baking sheet. Β This way you can use the rest of the colored whipped topping to dye another egg. Β 
  • If you choose not to soak your eggs in vinegar, the colors will be more pastel and less bright.  (The photo below is of a few eggs I tried without the vinegar because I was curious of the difference in colors)
Three pastel Easter eggs dyed with cool whip sitting on the counter

These colorful whipped cream Easter eggs are so much fun to make with the whole family and an easy way for younger children to be able to dye their own eggs!

Sometimes little hands have a hard time balancing the egg in the cup of traditional food dye and using that method of egg dyeing.  This way their hands can get dirty and they can actively participate and create their own colorful eggs!

Child's hands eating cool whip from the eggs sitting in cool whip egg dye.

I know these cool whip Easter eggs are a new favorite way to dye Easter eggs in my house.  It creates the prettiest eggs and is a great way to get the whole family involved!  We hope you you give it a try and know you will enjoy this fun project as well! πŸ™‚

Cool Whip Easter Eggs

Cool Whip Easter Eggs

Yield: 12 eggs

Decorate beautiful, colorful Easter eggs with cool whip and food dye for a fun Easter activity for the whole family!


  • 12 Hard boiled eggs
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • Gel food coloring
  • 16oz Cool Whip


  1. Soak your hard boiled eggs in a bowl with the vinegar for 10-15 minutes. Pat dry with a paper towel. *See notes*
  2. Add whipped cream to the muffin tin or a baking sheet.
  3. Add a few drops of gel food dye into each muffin tin well or more food dye if using a large baking sheet.
  4. Swirl the whipped topping and food dye mixture. Be careful not to overmix so the colors don't blend together too much and you can still see a swirl pattern.
  5. Add your eggs to the cool whip mixture and coat completely.
  6. Let your eggs sit for 15-30 minutes in the mixture. To create brighter eggs, allow them to sit for the full 30 minutes or longer, just place in the refrigerator until you're ready!
  7. Wash gently with water and pat dry.
  8. Enjoy your beautiful Easter eggs!


Soaking your eggs in the vinegar is optional, but soaking will produce more vibrant colors on your eggs.

Liquid food dye will work for this as well, it will also produce more pastel colors. Gel food coloring will yield the brightest colors.

Hard boiled eggs will last for 7 days in the refrigerator.

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