The world of food is no stranger to ridiculously random holidays. But if you’re all about yummy celebrations, brainstorming ways to celebrate National Whipped Cream Day on Jan. 5 is likely be on your to-do list. Yes, this is a real holiday. No, I did not make it up. You really do learn something new every day.
Obviously, the simplest celebration would be to throw some whipped cream on homemade hot cocoa and call it a day. And while that totally counts, why should you stop there? Like everything else in life, a little creativity can expand your horizons. This is exactly why I adore all things DIY and homemade; you aren’t limited to what is in front of you at the grocery store.
I mean, there are some really brilliant food bloggers out there. And, thanks to their tutorials, you can learn how to infuse whipped cream with delicious ingredients like cocoa powder, marshmallow fluff, and booze. You can even use coconut milk to make a healthy whipped cream. Uh, yes please.
So, to get in the holiday spirit, I rounded up 10 different whipped cream ideas for the big day. There’s a good chance you will want to make these all year round, though. You can thank me later.
1. Make Homemade Whipped Cream
Before we get too crazy, let's start with the basics. Celebrate the big day by making your own whipped cream with this tutorial by Something Swanky. Talk about some major kitchen cred.
2. Add Chocolate To Whipped Cream
Now, it's time to take it up a notch. Bring in some cocoa powder for a chocolate lover's dream come true. You can even add sea salt, like Adventures in Cooking did. Yes please.
3. Try Coconut Whipped Cream
Yep, this exists. And it's as glorious as it sounds. Made with just two ingredients, coconut whipped cream features coconut full-fat milk and powdered sugar. Visit Minimalist Baker to learn how to make it.
4. Infuse Whipped Cream With Booze
This is a real life thing and I'm all about it. All you need to do is add one teaspoon of liquor to one cup whipped cream. You can also mix in sugar and vanilla, if you'd like. Try it on top of peaches (like The Kitchn did) or with coffee. Yum.
5. Bake A Whipped Cream Pound Cake
I swear, the minds of food bloggers are something special. Cookies and Cups figured out to make a whipped cream pound cake, resulting in a soft and fluffy concoction. I bet this would be amazing with that boozy whipped cream.
6. Add Whipped Cream To Your Latte
In celebration of the holiday, top off your latte (or hot chocolate) with a little creamy goodness. For a vegan version, make a coconut or soy milk latté with coconut whipped cream.
7. Make A Whipped Frosting
Pay respect to whipped cream by making a frosting inspired by it. This works especially well as a delectably smooth cupcake topping. Need some inspiration? Visit Cookies and Cups for a whipped Nutella frosting recipe.
8. Try Marshmallow Whipped Cream
Here's one that I bet you've never heard of. Apparently, marshmallow fluff makes an awesome whipped cream ingredient. And apparently, it works especially well with Chai tea. Learn how to make it Deliciously Yum.
9. Mix Cream Cheese And Whipped Cream
If you're a fan of cream cheese, try mixing it with whipped cream for a super rich topping. You can add it to hot chocolate like A Cozy Kitchen or use it as a topping for cupcakes.
10. Add Whipped Cream To Waffles
Whipped cream is amazing for adding a sweet touch to breakfast foods. It's a pretty great way to start off your day, if you ask me. Add it to pancakes or waffles, just like Deliciously Yum did.