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How to Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream (Cool Whip)

Have you seen the recipes of how to color eggs with shaving cream? It sounds – and looks – cool, but who wants shaving cream on food that they will eat? That’s gross! You can dye eggs with non-toxic food products instead, so you don’t have to worry about food covered in bath products (or smell shaving cream on eggs hidden around your house!)

Here’s how to dye Easter eggs with whipped cream or whipped topping (also called Cool Whip by many – including my own family).

basket of colored marbled easter eggs on purple grass

You might also like our step-by-step process of how to dye eggs with Kool-Aid.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream


  • Eggs – already hard boiled and cooled; use as many or as few as you’d like
  • Whipped Topping – Use store brand whipped topping or name brand Cool Whip; get the large container
  • Gel Food Coloring  
  • White vinegar


Soak the eggs in a bowl of vinegar for at least 10 minutes.

In a large container, such as a large casserole dish or cookie sheet, thaw out the whipped topping. Smooth the whipped cream into an even thickness.

glass dish full of whipped cream with tubes of food coloring on the table

Using gel food coloring, add a few drops to the whipped cream and gently mix and swirl the coloring. You can choose just one solid color, or mix several colors in the whipped cream in the same container for a rainbow effect.

white whipped cream with colorful swirls of food coloring rainbow

NOTE: It is very important to use gel food coloring! Traditional food coloring will not be as dark or as easily seen.

Once you’ve got all of your colors created, place an egg in the whipped topping. You can place as many eggs as will fit in the container of whipped cream.

white eggs laying in colored whipped cream

Spoon colored whipped cream on top of each eggs to fully cover the egg. Leave the eggs in the colored whipped cream for 15 minutes.

white egg with colored whipped cream in a spoon covering it

Easter eggs covered by whipped creamNext, fill a small bowl with water. Gently dunk the egg (one at a time) in the water and swish it around. *Do not rub the excess whipped cream off of the Easter egg or run the egg under the tap as that will wash away the coloring.

a green egg in a bowl of water

Allow the Easter Eggs to dry.

eggs in colored whipped cream

Hide the Easter eggs as normal, in an Easter egg hunt or in an Easter basket. Check out these cute Easter Basket Gift Ideas, too.

Basket of Easter Eggs in rainbow swirl colors

Enjoy your Cool Whip Easter Eggs that don’t have a manly smell of musk or cologne 😉 And feel better knowing that they used only edible, food-based dyes to color the eggs your kids and family will be enjoying all week long!

Are you looking for more fun and unique ways to dye Easter eggs? Here’s how to dye Easter eggs with nail polish

Or try these 5 all-natural egg dyes using food and spices in your pantry.

Manal Sabrina

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

I have fake sponge eggs can I use Them instead of real eggs?

Kim Button

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

I would not.

Joyce Russell

Friday 30th of March 2018

Can you use regular food coloring instead of gel

Kim Button

Friday 30th of March 2018

Joyce, you can use regular liquid food coloring, but the color won't be as intense.

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