Whether you like it homemade, canned, or in a tub, who doesn’t like or hasn’t enjoyed whipped cream at some point in their life. Today is National Whipped Cream Day!

If you’d like to learn more on whipped cream courtesy from National Day Calendar read on, if  not skip to the end for a how we celebrated National Whipped Cream Day and a really good recipe.

There is that little something that adds a final touch to ice cream sundaes, cake, milk shakes, hot cocoa, pie, pudding and many other desserts and it is annually recognized on January 5.  This is National Whipped Cream Day.

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 it’s beginning in 1673.   The name “snow cream” continued to be used throughout the 17th century.

In honor on National Whipped Cream Day I decided to try the recipe from The Pioneer Woman and make whipped cream by hand (ow! my arm muscles are still burning).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Try one of the following “tried and true” recipes:

Whipped Cream


Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting


Caramelito Cookies with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Candied Nuts


Milk Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream

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