National Whipped Cream Day celebrates one of mankind’s universal inventions! We are so accustomed to using it with various desserts, pastries, drinks that now it is impossible to imagine cooking without it. Each family has a special dish, supplemented with an ingredient – at this time, all household members stand at the table and ask for more.
Whipped cream was invented not as long ago as many people think: it happened in the 17th century. François Vatel is a cook and courtier of a relative of the Sun King Louis. One day the ruler decided to visit their house, and the culinary specialist was given the task of surprising an important guest. Francois understood that there was no chance for a mistake, because his life depends on the taste of food, so he came up with something interesting …
Through experimentation, I whipped the cream and got a stable fluffy mass. The French monarch praised his cooking skills and stayed at the palace for several days to taste all the dishes prepared.. He also invited Vatel to his palace – it was a great honor. The next day, François was anxiously waiting for a convoy with fresh fish, but the time was approaching the indicated time, but no one drove up. He considered it a disgrace and committed suicide.
National Day is also dedicated to Aaron Lapin, an American nicknamed “Rabbit”. In 1946, he had a brilliant idea: he bought an aerosol can, which at that time filled America, filled the creamy mixture with nitrous oxide and called the invention “Reddi wip”. So the usual packaging appeared, which the housewives were incredibly happy about.
It is noteworthy that:
- in order for the cream to really whip, and not become a shapeless mass, their fat content must be at least 30%;
- now the process is carried out with the help of a whisk nozzle. Not medium-high speed produces an ideal product;
- For perfect results, the cream should be cold.
How to celebrate
Make a cream dish at National Whipped Cream Day. Treat your family and friends, find out their opinion about the resulting taste. Discover new facets, for example, try to combine with peanuts, chips.
When is National Whipped Cream Day celebrated in 2024?
National Whipped Cream Day is observed on January 5 each year.