The local Starbucks may not be getting in on the celebration but chances are there is a cafe or restaurant nearby with some kind of plan in store for the day. The Haagen-Dazs in the Queens Center Mall in New York has set up a Facebook event to encourage folks to stop in for some whipped cream topped ice cream from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago is also planning on honoring the day for customers and the fun does not stop there. Tomorrow, which is National Shortcake Day, Eli's Cheesecake will be offering customers a 10% discount on shortbread.
Sertinos Cafe in Emerson, New Jersey is also getting in on the fun. The cafe is offering anything that comes with whipped cream at half price when a customer mentions the Facebook promotion.
Home chefs will also be preparing homemade whipped cream as well. Finding a recipe online is easy enough but some may need to make a trip to the grocery store to pick up some fresh whipped cream. Reddi-wip is offering a $.50 coupon on their website for those choosing to celebrate but are low on whipped cream. Those of an appropriate age may be considering consuming some whipped cream flavored alcohol, which created a stir in the news last month.
Whipped Lightning, an alcohol infused whipped cream that is available in three flavors (strawberry, caramel, and chocolate), contains 15% alcohol and has become one of the latest alcohol related crazes on college campuses. "I think it's awesome, you can throw it on some Jell-O shots, it'd be fantastic," University of Central Florida student Bo Frisby said in a December report by CBN.
"Even regular whipped cream is something people don't use in moderation," UCF student Lisette Diaz says. "Alcoholic whipped cream? I don't know if that would be a good idea."