National Whipped Cream Day:
No doubt, whipped cream adds a special touch to a variety of desserts and hot beverages. Its simplicity transforms almost every dish into a culinary masterpiece. On January 5, Whipped Cream Day, you can now celebrate the very essence of whipped cream!
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Why National Whipped Cream Day?
At first glance, the beginning of January does not seem like the best time to celebrate whipped cream, but once you know that this day falls on Aaron Lapin’s birthday, it all makes sense. What is Aaron Lapin’s background? Mr. Lapin, the founder of Reddi-Wip, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 5, 1914. This holiday was first observed in the early 1980s, and it has been celebrated ever since.
Consider the following scenario: you’ve made some delectable pancakes for you and your family to enjoy. Some people like their pancakes drenched in maple syrup, while others prefer them with berries. The problem is that you already know you want something different.
So you get some whipped cream out and gently spread it on the tops of your pancakes. The room is quiet all of a sudden. That’s when you realize you’ve found the ideal side dish for your pancakes. And now everybody is clamoring for some whipped cream!
You’ve been missing out on something special if you’ve never tried whipped cream. In a nutshell, whipped cream is a form of a cream that is “whipped” until light and fluffy using a whisk or mixer.
Whipping cream with a minimum of 35% fat content yields the best results. Whipping cream is easy to make, requiring just a hand whisk or mechanical agitation with a high-speed mixer.
Although some people prefer whipped cream in its purest form, others go a step further. Whipped cream is often flavored with ingredients such as sugar, cocoa, or chocolate. For people who are lactose intolerant, dairy-free whipped cream is now available. The majority of them are labeled as vegan-friendly. Chocolate whipped cream, mint whipped cream, and tubs of never-flat whipped cream substitute are all available. Then there’s hard whipped cream, which has a higher fat content and thicker peaks for a richer flavor. On National Whipped Cream Day, January 5, if you prefer the comfort of canned whipped topping or the sweet satisfaction of whipping up a homemade batch, remember to celebrate the joys that whipped cream has given you personally — and to all of us around the world.
How can we celebrate National Whipped Cream Day:
- On this #NationalWhippedCreamDay, Add whipped cream to your favorite foods to make them even more delicious. You might also use it to top your morning coffee and eat whipped cream-topped cupcakes or puddings.
- After your meal, make sure to mix it with the milkshakes. After dinner, share your ice cream with your mates, topped with whipped cream.
- Use social media to share your Whipped Cream Day celebrations using hashtag #NationalWhippedCreamDay.
- Have some fun online whipped cream making sessions with friends and family.
Interesting facts about National Whipped Cream Day:
- Whipped cream has been consumed since the 16th century. Whipping cream has been used in Italian recipes since 1549 and used in a French recipe from 1604.
- A willow or rush branch was used to whip the cream before the 19th century. It wasn’t until this point that a whisk was introduced.
- The world record for the tallest dollop of cream on top of a mug of hot chocolate is Melissa Arkin and Casey McLaughlin. This record was set in 2011 when they grew to a height of 7 1/4 inches.
- Nitrous oxide cream chargers can be used to whip cream quickly in a cream whipper dispenser. When the cream is removed from the cream whipper and the pressure decreases, the nitrous oxide dissolves in the cream fat and spreads.
History of National Whipped Cream Day:
Whipped cream may seem to be a relatively recent culinary innovation. But, believe it or not, we can trace its roots back to the 16th century!
Recipes dating back to 1549 are the earliest known examples of whipped cream. Cristoforo di Messisbugo, an Italian Renaissance chef, described whipped cream as an ingredient. Banchetti, composizioni di vivande e apparecchio generale, his cookbook, mentions “milk snow.” The whipped cream was also known as “snow cream” in the 16th and 17th centuries. The whipped cream was first mentioned in a literal sense in 1629 in France (crème fouettée) and 1673 in England.
Whipped Cream Day is named after Aaron Lapin, the founder of Reddi-Wip, born in 1914. He came up with the idea for Reddi-Wip in 1948.