Whipped cream is usually just an accessory to other desserts, but January 5th is its time to shine! Yes, you can totally eat whipped cream by itself on this day if you want to. Or this is an excuse to get a bunch of other desserts and smother them with whipped cream. Make some homemade whipped cream for an even more delicious experience!
Remember all the times you’d notice your sibling spraying whipped cream directly into their mouth from the can? Yeah, there’s a holiday for that now.
Falling on the day of Reddi-wip founder’s birthday, Aaron Soffer Lapin, National Whipped Cream Day is meant to celebrate this sweet treat. Although whipped cream has been around since the 16th century, it wasn’t easily accessible, like the pressurized can version, until the 1940s.
How to Celebrate
There are many ways to make the perfect whipped cream, so here are a few recipes:
You could spend the day making the recipes above for: pie, strawberry shortcake, hot chocolate. Or… you could do this instead. The game is quite fun, but beware, you might need more than one can before you master this skill. Other ideas from this game, challenge a friend to see who can:
catapult it the highest
build the highest tower without it falling
decorate a cake with the prettiest whipped cream design
Celebrate Whipped Cream Day like Leslie Knope would at JJ’s Diner.