National Raspberries N’ Cream Day

Raspberries and cream might seem like a simple dish, but it is also one of the most delicious desserts a person could ever enjoy. Eating raspberries with cream is a tradition that dates back to some of the earliest agricultural communities in the world, and it was a tasty way for people to enjoy their midsummer crops.

That’s why National Raspberries N’ Cream Day is placed on August 7th—during what is traditionally the peak of the raspberry season. Of course, thanks to modern farming techniques, raspberries can be enjoyed year-round, but let’s not let that diminish our annual celebration.

Delicious Facts About Raspberries & Cream

Okay, since we’re enjoying raspberries and cream on this day, we thought we’d list some of the facts that we learned about both of these ingredients while working on this holiday. We’ve listed these facts below.

  • Raspberries are in the same family as roses and blackberries.
  • There are over 200 different species of raspberries.
  • Raspberry tea has traditionally been thought to aid in childbirth.
  • Raspberries are a great source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and magnesium.
  • Heavy cream contains between 36-40% butterfat.
  • The colder the cream is kept as it’s whipped, the easier it is to whip.
  • Whipped cream was once known as Milk Snow.
  • If cream is whipped at temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes butter.

Observing Raspberries N’ Cream Day

Of course, since the name of this holiday suggests we all enjoy raspberries and cream on this day, that’s probably how we should celebrate it. However, it is also possible to enjoy raspberries and cream in many recipes that feature both of these ingredients. Recipes include Raspberry & Cream Parfait Cups, Raspberry Fool, and Raspberry Cream Napoleons. Just make sure to use the hashtag #RaspberriesNCreamDay when showing us pictures of your dessert creations.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 7 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
August 7 Thursday
Last year (2023)
August 7 Monday
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