Whether you’re British or not, you may have wondered what the Brits call whipped cream. Is it “whip”? Is it “cream”? What about “whipping cream”? Turns out, there isn’t just one term for it – in Britain, they use a different word altogether. Keep reading to find out!
And the answer is…
In the UK, whipped cream is known as “squirty cream”.
As kids, we loved nothing more than spraying squirty cream in our mouths. Looking back now, I can’t help but smile at those memories. It’s funny how something as simple as spraying squirty cream can make you so happy. Even now, when I catch a glimpse of someone spraying it in their mouth, I can’t help but feel nostalgic!
What is squirty cream?
Squirty cream is a type of whipped cream that comes in a can. It’s made with milk, cream, and sugar, and it’s often used as a topping for desserts like cake or pie.
Why do British people call it squirty cream?
The term “squirty cream” comes from the fact that the cream is dispensed from a can with a nozzle, or “squirt”.
What is squirty cream often used for?
Squirty cream is often used as a topping for desserts like cake or pie. It can also be used to decorate other dishes, like pancakes or waffles.
When did squirty cream first appear on the supermarket shelves?
The first cans of squirty cream appeared on British supermarket shelves in the 1960s.
How do you make squirty cream?
You can make your own squirty cream at home with just a few ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Just combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form. Then, transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe it onto your dessert of choice!
So there you have it – next time you’re here in the UK and looking for some delicious squirty cream, don’t hesitate to ask for it by either of its common names!