This fun whipped cream holiday falls on January 5th. This happens to be the birthday of Aaron “Bunny” Lapin, who was the founder of Reddi-Wip. Lapin was born on January 5, 1914, and he invented Reddi-Wip in 1948.
The holiday began being celebrated in 1984 (at the very latest), when an article was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Susan Dundon on December 30th and references that holiday.
Whipped cream is made by air being beaten into milk with a high enough fat content. The fats trap the air in tiny bubbles. With enough bubbles, the cream loses its liquid qualities and starts to hold its shape.
Whipped cream was actually first invented in the 1500s in Italy where it was called “snow milk”! It didn’t get its name until the late 1600s in England, where they beat the milk with willow branch until it became foamy. Thankfully, we use sanitized whisks today!
You can now buy whipped cream in lots of flavors, textures, and density. Heavy whipped cream has a higher fat content, which makes it perfect to shape into taller, sturdier peaks and mounds.
Ideas for National Whipped Cream Day
The best way to celebrate Whipped Cream Day is to shove a whipped cream pie in someone’s face.
The second best way is to make whipped cream yourself, or at least make a delicious recipe feature whipped cream! So we’ve put together a list of some of the most delicious recipes that feature whipped cream for you to enjoy on National Whipped Cream Day!
Cool whip and whipped cream are both fluffy, white, sweet, and make excellent toppings for various desserts and beverages…but are they the same thing? Can they be substituted for one another? FInd out on National Whipped Cream Day!
This strawberry parfait is a deliciously light dessert, with layers of whipped cream and strawberry puree. It makes a beautiful presentation for National Whipped Cream Day. It’s also called strawberry fool in England where it would also be known as a pudding.
Even though it's January, this peppermint whipped cream will give your morning cuppa a taste of the Irish on National Whipped Cream Day. Add in some green food coloring to make your own mint flavored masterpiece and watch the Instagram likes roll in.
The best frosting that is perfectly fluffy, not-to-sweet and totally pipe-able to hold shapes and designs is this whipped cream cream cheese frosting. It will replace all your other whipped cream frostings this National Whipped Cream Day!
This Marshmallow Whipped Cream is more than just whipped cream. It’s a dip, a pancake topping, a frosting, and something you hide in the back of the refrigerator so you can eat it with a spoon and not have to share on National Whipped Cream Day!
Whipped cream that is flavored with creamy peanut butter and stabilized with instant pudding! Use this Peanut Butter Whipped Cream on National Whipped Cream Day as a cake and cupcake filling, as whipped cream frosting, and even as a fruit dip!
Learn how easy it is to make Homemade Chocolate Whipped Cream from scratch on National Whipped Cream Day! With only 4 ingredients, 5 minutes of whipping time, and no leftovers, you’ll never buy canned whipped cream again.
Here’s a step by step tutorial for how to make coconut whipped cream from coconut milk. Paired with organic blackberries, this is a quick, delicious, and incredibly healthy dairy free dessert on National Whipped Cream Day or for anytime you want a dairy free topping.
This creamy and fluffy whipped cream lemon frosting recipe is a great alternative to buttercream frosting. For National Whipped Cream Day, try adding an extra tablespoon of lemon juice for even more lemon flavor!
Zuccotto is a fabulous, creamy Italian dessert cake that is made in the form of a dome, or more specifically a pumpkin. Make it once on National Whipped Cream Day, and it won’t be the last time! It has whipped cream on the inside AND out!
Fresh strawberry mousse is an easy parfait dessert on National Whipped Cream Day! It's light and healthy with mounds of yummy berry whipped cream and puree layer making for a great no-bake recipe. The homemade strawberry whipped cream is folded with a sweet berry puree for a fluffy mouse parfait that is to die for.
This Oreo dessert pudding recipe features one delicious, indulgent layer after the next. A buttery Oreo cookie crust, a pillowy whipped cream and cream cheese layer, and rich, thick chocolate pudding all come together for an absolutely heavenly dessert on National Whipped Cream Day! The best part, this is a No Bake Oreo Pudding Pie!
The chocolate cake tastes like a cross between brownies and chocolate cake. It's a little richer and a little more dense than a regular light and fluffy chocolate cake. The chocolate cake is topped with plenty of sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries. The sweet/tart strawberries and the creamy whipped cream are pretty much perfect with the rich chocolate cake on National Whipped Cream Day!
This Easy Carrot Cake starts with a doctored up cake mix and is topped with light and fluffy carrot cake Oreo whipped cream icing. It's a little step away from the traditional cake with cream cheese icing, but is pure delight on a plate for National Whipped Cream Day!
These Strawberry Whipped Cream Vodka Jello Shots, made with Pinnacle whipped cream vodka, take basic Jello shots to a whole new level of deliciousness! With a delicious strawberry flavor, whipped cream and strawberry garnish, these festive shots are the perfect adult treat for a National Whipped Cream Day party!
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