Thu Jan 5th

National Whipped Cream Day

To celebrate National Whipped Cream Day, add a little something special to desserts on January 5th. Add whipped cream! Not only does it add creaminess and a bit of pizzaz, but it also makes the difference between the ho-hum or a celebration type of beverage or dessert.

This holiday falls on Reddi-Wip founder Aaron "Bunny" Lapin's birthday (January 5, 1914 – July 10, 1999). In 1948, Lapin invented Reddi-Wip, and the holiday honors whipped cream's contributions to the dessert world.

Although most often sweetened and flavored with vanilla, whipped cream dresses up desserts with other flavors as well. Whisted cream adds a delightfulness to pies, cakes, and beverages with a hint of coffee or chocolate or the zing of orange or mint. Of course, we call it by other names, such as Chantilly cream or creme Chantilly, milk snow, or snow cream.

Whippe cream was sweetened and aromatized in recipes from the 16th century. Naturally separated cream is whipped, most with willow or rush branches, and the resulting foam on the surface would be skimmed off and drained, a process that took an hour or more.

In 1673, the English word whipped cream first appeared in 1673. The term snow cream has continued to be used throughout the 17th century.

How to celebrate #whippedcreamday

Enjoy your new treat using whipped cream!

Try one of the following recipes: Try one of the following dishes:

Whipped Cream Frosting with cream frosting on Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting. Vanilla Whipped Cream and Candied Nuts are among the Caramelito Cookies with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Candied Nuts. With Coconut Whipped Cream, Milk Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream.

To post on social media, use the hashtag #WhippedCreamDay.

Interestingly, a horse named King Of Peru claimed the National Whipped Cream Day stakes race on January 5, 2001. Every horse in a claiming stakes competition is up for auction.

Whipped cream FAQ

Is there a dairy-free whipped cream alternative? Q. Is there dairy-free whipped cream options?

A. Yes. Yes. Several brands make dairy-free whipped cream.

Is there different types of whipped cream? Q. Is there any variations of whipped cream?

A. Yes. Yes. Some whipped cream manufacturers have different flavors. However, you can also make flavored whipped cream at home by adding a flavored extract to your dish and whipping it until light and fluffy.