Monday, January 5, 2009

National Whipped Cream Day

Who doesn't love whipped cream? I am certainly a huge fan of whipped cream, especially home-made though I won't turn down almost any type

Well, let us celebrate today as it is National Whipped Cream Day! I have done some research but been unable to pin down the exact origin of this day. But it may be related to Aaron Lapin, the creator of whipped cream in a can.

January 5 is Lapin's birthday and he was born in 1914 in St. Louis. Known as Bunny (as "lapin" means "rabbit" in French), he was originally a clothes salesman but got into the food industry in the 1940s. He started selling Sta-Whip, a wartime substitute for whipping cream, and eventually put whipped cream into a new type of aerosol canister and called his product, Reddi-wip. Reddi-wip was first sold through local milkmen but it went national in 1954 and is still available today.

What is your favorite dessert which has whipped cream on it?

2 comments:

kelly said...

Any dessert that has whipped cream on it is my favorite, or just straight from the can. One of life's little pleasures!

GROONER Girl said...

A tie between warm pecan pie and chocolate pudding. Nat'l Whipped Cream Day-this is why we love your blog