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?


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