The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and whipped cream fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.
We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at whipped cream fun facts.
Whipped Cream Fun Facts: Whipped cream is cream that has been beaten by a mixer, whisk, or fork until it is light and fluffy.
- Whipped cream is often sweetened and sometimes flavored with vanilla, and is often called Chantilly cream or crème Chantill.
- Cream must be below 50 degrees to whip, at 50 or above it churns into butter rather than whips.
- January 5th is National Whipped Cream Day.
- Whipped cream has been around since the 16th century. It was included in recipes that date back to 1549 in Italy and 1604 in France.
- Until the 19th century, recipes for whipped cream called for whipping the cream with a willow or rush branch in place of the modern whisk.
- The world record for the tallest dollop of whipped cream on a mug of hot chocolate is 7 1/4 inches set by Melissa Arkin and Casey McLaughlin in 2011.
- Imitations of whipped cream, often sold under the name whipped topping. Whipped topping normally contains some mixture of partially hydrogenated oil, sweeteners, water, and stabilizers and emulsifiers added to prevent syneresis, similar to margarine instead of the butter fat in the cream used in whipped cream.
Whipped Cream Fun Facts We Missed
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Whipped Cream