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January 5th is National Whipped Cream Day. With attention to this fluffy food holiday, we’ve curated a list of flavor infusions that make a perfect treat even better. So, grab your whipping siphons and let’s go!

Flavor-Fusion Fun

Whipped cream on top of dessert.
Whipped cream was originally called “milk snow“.

Earl Grey Tea
Steeping loose-leaf Earl Grey in warm cream infuses a delicate bergamot aroma. This flavor offers a perfect paring for fruit-based desserts or as a topping on scones to make them even more British.

Rosemary & Honey
Rosemary’s herbal notes balances honey’s sweetness in a comforting cottage-home feeling. Ideal for sweet elements that pair with cheese courses, charcuterie boards, or savory brunch dishes.

Cardamom & Pistachio
A classic flavor combination found in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. Pair cardamom and pistachio whipped cream with desserts like baklava or ice cream and hot beverages like chai.

Smoked Chili Flakes
A touch of smoke and heat adds intrigue to chocolate desserts, fruit crisps, or even spicy cocktails. Given that some people are adverse to spice, you can substitute using smoked paprika if your guest prefers mild heat.

Rosewater & Saffron
Floral and honeyed, rosewater complements saffron’s earthy aroma. This delectable sensory experience works especially well with other Middle Eastern flavors.

Jasmine Tea & White Peach
Jasmine tea infuses a subtle floral aroma that complements the sweetness of white peach puree. In light of its delicate and sweet fragrance, try pairing with fruit salads, light desserts, or as a topping for panna cotta.

Chai Spices & Cardamom
Warming and aromatic, chai spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves combine with cardamom for an Indian-inspired treat. Ideal for adding sweetness and complexity to oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or even spicing up hot drinks.

Hibiscus & Ginger
This vibrant infusion offers a burst of tartness and a subtle spicy warmth. Generally, this flavor combination pairs well with Caribbean cuisine, tropical fruit dishes, or cocktails that need an extra kick.

Star Anise & Orange Zest
For licorice fans, star anise pairs harmoniously when coupled with bright citrus zest, creating a unique and aromatic topping for desserts. If you’re feeling adventurous, try this flavor combination in savory foams for seafood dishes.

Basil & Lime
This refreshing infusion brings a touch of summertime brilliance to any dish. Be sure to adjust the lime vs. herb ratio to your liking and always use garden-fresh basil for the best flavor. For the same reason, we recommend only working with fresh limes and skipping the bottled lime juice.

Black Sesame & Honey
This nutty and slightly savory infusion adds a unique twist to Asian-inspired desserts. In essence, black sesame’s rich aroma blends with the sweetness of honey, creating a delicious topping for desserts, blended beverages, and cocktails.

Jalapeño & Lime
Muddle a slice of jalapeño in the cream with a squeeze of lime for a spicy and tangy topping. By all means, try it in Mexican-inspired desserts or as a margarita topper.

Honoring National Whipped Cream Day

Pistachio whipped cream.
Whipped cream recipes date back to 16th-century Italy.

Our pairing suggestions are just that; we encourage you to think outside the box and create your own unique and brilliant whipped cream infusions. Additionally, it pays to always use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best results and to consider infusions that can be used across different dishes, desserts, and beverages. What are some whipped cream infusions you’ve experienced and loved? Let us know in the comment section!

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