National Whipped Cream Day is an annual celebration feasted on January 5th of every year. Whipped Cream completes all your fruit and desserts as a topping, ice cream sundae, hot chocolate, cupcakes, and more.
Whipped cream adds extra delight, and thus all your favorite desserts to cakes will have a rich look. National Whipped Cream Day wouldn’t get completed without tasting your ever-loved food items topped with whipped cream. So take this day as the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a sweet treat.
History of National Whipped Cream Day:
The history, origin, and the founder of the National Whipped Cream Day are not known. It is not mentioned anywhere regarding the year since this day has been celebrated. However, whipped cream has been around since the 16th century.
Aaron Lapin who invented the Reddi-Wip in 1948, was born on January 5, 1914, and the celebration Day falls on the birthday of Reddi-Wip founder Aaron “Bunny” Lapin. It is often called Chantilly cream or crème Chantilly.
The cream is usually whipped until it is light and fluffy with a whisk, an electric or hand mixer, or a food processor. When the equipment and ingredients are cold, the results are best. The cream is often sweetened and at times flavored with vanilla.
The whipped cream is also often flavored with sugar, vanilla, coffee, orange, chocolate, and so on. The whipped cream was sweetened and aromatized and was popular in the 16th century.
This cream is used as an ingredient in many dessert varieties as a filling for profiteroles and layer cakes. The normal creams will consist of 30 percent of milk fat whereas the heavy cream will consist of 36 percent fat.
Whipped cream is a popular topping used in fruit and desserts like pie, ice cream, sundaes, cupcakes, hot chocolate, cakes, waffles, milkshakes, cheesecakes, Jello, and puddings.
The Viennese coffee house tradition serves whipped cream on coffee. The coffee with whipped cream is called Melange mit Schlagobers.
How to Celebrate National Whipped Cream Day:
Make your favorite food items a little more delicious by adding whipped cream. You could even add it as a topping for your morning coffee and bite your cupcakes or puddings with whipped cream.
Make sure you combine it with the milkshakes after your lunch. Share your ice cream topped with whipped cream with your family after dinner.
How to observe Whipped Cream Day:
Enjoy your favorite treat using whipped cream!
Try one of the following recipes:
- Lemon Curd Mousse: One simple dessert that will impress guests uses a jar of lemon curd (an English treat) that is carefully combined with a bowl full of sweetened whipped cream. Serve with fresh berries.
- Fluff Salad: Quick and easy, this fruit salad makes a refreshing side dish or dessert that’s especially easy to put together for the hot summer months. It uses fruit, mini-marshmallows, nuts, coconut and, of course, whipped cream.
- Oreo Trifle: Make it with Oreos or really any type of cookies. Trifles are easy to put together and don’t require baking. Simply layer whipped cream with cookies, pudding, fruit and more.
- Chocolate Cream Pie: Well, it doesn’t actually have to be chocolate! Peanut butter, coconut cream, or Key Lime pie. Really, any cream pie will do, as long as it is piled high with a huge dose of sweetened whipped cream right on top.