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measuring coolwhip

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 08:15 pm
My recipe calls for adding 1 cup of coolwhip to a cream cheese/powdered sugar mixture. Do I measure out 1 cup or add an 8oz container of coolwhip??










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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 09:07 pm
@Tschantzen,
I would measure one cup unless the recipe specified an 8oz container...

(granted I cook in Kansas, not Paris)
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 09:48 pm
@Rockhead,
theres a poem, 8oz is a half pint, the world around.
aidan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 01:14 am
@Tschantzen,
That's a good question - because a whole (regular size) container of cool whip probably only weighs about 8 oz - but there's a lot more than one cup in there by volume. I would add one cup - because Rockhead's right - if they wanted the whole container they'd have specified what size.

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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 06:49 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

theres a poem, 8oz is a half pint, the world around.



I....have heard this....
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 08:56 am
@Tschantzen,
You have hit upon one of the infelicities of the American system of measures: a "cup" is both a measure of weight and a measure of volume. For liquids, a "cup" is a measure of weight (equal to eight ounces); for solids, it's a measure of volume. For the most part, it's clear from the context what type of "cup" is meant, but occasionally there is an ambiguity. In this case, one must ask: is Cool Whip more like a liquid or a solid? That's a philosophical conundrum that has baffled mankind for centuries.

Finally, take note of the correct pronunciation of "Cool Whip:"

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