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?