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Celebrate National Whipped Cream Day

National Whipped Cream Day

On January 5, add a little extra something special to desserts to celebrate National Whipped Cream Day.  Add whipped cream! Not only does it add creaminess and bit of pizzazz, it can be the difference between an everyday or a celebration day beverage or dessert.

This holiday falls on the birthday of Reddi-wip founder Aaron “Bunny” Lapin.  Aaron who invented Reddi-wip in 1948, was born on January 5, 1914, and died on July 10, 1999.

National Whipped Cream Day celebrates whipped cream’s contribution to the dessert world.

Often sweetened and sometimes flavored with vanilla, coffee, chocolate, orange and other flavors, whipped cream is also sometimes called Chantilly cream or creme Chantilly.

Recipes from the 16th century included whipped cream that was sweetened and aromatised.  The names milk snow and snow cream were used.  In these recipes, naturally separated cream is whipped, typically with willow or rush branches, then the resulting foam on the surface would from time to time be skimmed off and drained, which was a process taking an hour or more.

The English name whipped cream found its beginning in 1673.   The name snow cream continued to be used throughout the 17th century.


Try one of the following recipes: