Whipped cream has been an essential ingredient to most pastry desserts as well as certain savoury snacks. It is often used to enhance the appearance of certain desserts, or purely to give some sweetness and flavour to the dishes.
Whipped cream is the best way to transform many desserts and even hot drinks! You can just use it to turn something simple into a culinary of art and bliss. So, here is something exciting for you who love whipped cream, every January the 5th is the National Whipped Cream Day!
You can now celebrate this special day with your loved ones eating whipped cream with almost everything!
The History Of Whipped Cream
If you have not tried this amazing condiment before, here is a simple summary for you. Basically, whipped cream is a type of cream that is shaken and ‘whipped’ to become fluffy and creamy.
Whipped cream has been discovered long time ago in the culinary world. It was first appeared in the recipe book of an Italian Renaissance cook by the name of Cristoforo di Messisbugo in the year of 1549.
He had been using whipped cream as his cuisine’s ingredient and he called it ‘milk snow’. Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, whipped cream was also known as ‘snow cream’ due to the appearance of white and fluffy. The term ‘whipped cream’ was used in England during the year of 1673.
What Goes Together With Whipped Cream?
Typically, whipped cream is used for various desserts and pastry dishes. It is commonly used as toppings and spreads.
Here are some desserts that go really well with whipped cream! This list includes pie such as pumpkin pie and chocolate pie, ice cream sundaes, cupcakes, cakes, puddings such as banana puddings and chocolate puddings, mousse cakes, fresh berries and fruit salads as well as scones.
As for drinks, sometimes whipped cream is added into some hot drinks to give out the sweet aroma. This includes drinks such as hot chocolate, milkshakes, caffe lattes, espresso drinks, iced coffee drinks, coffee cocktails, Chai lattes and hot apple cider.
How To Make Whipped Cream?
Whipped cream is relatively easy to make. Basically the main ingredient you will need is heavy cream.In order to make whipped cream into a light and fluffy bunch, you will need use hand mixer or electric mixer to whisk the heavy cream until fluffy.
Generally, in order to make it into a nice fluff peak, you may need to add some sugar in it and keep whisking and beating it until you get that nice foamy texture.
Usually, whipped cream is often flavoured with other ingredients such as chocolate, sugar and vanilla. This enhances the sweetness even more and if you are a sweet tooth, you may want to add some chocolate into your whipped cream.
Once your whipped cream is done, you may store them in a container and keep them in the refrigerator.
Where To Find Whipped Cream?
Whipped cream is generally easy to find as you can get them in a whisk can in any grocery stores such as Tesco, Jaya, Mercato, Giant and so on.
Other than that, you may do it yourself at home!
Here are some list of recommendations for you to get your whipped cream cravings fixed: