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 goes back to some of the first agricultural communities in the world, and it was a tasty way for people to enjoy their midsummer crops.
And that’s why National Raspberries N’ Cream Day is placed on August 7th—during what is traditionally the height of the raspberry season. Of course, thanks to modern farming techniques, raspberries can be enjoyed year-round, but let’s not let that ruin our annual celebration.
Delicious Facts About Raspberries & Cream
Okay, since we’re enjoying raspberries and cream on this day, we thought that 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 varieties of raspberries.
- Raspberry tea has traditionally been thought to help with childbirth.
- Raspberries are a great source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and magnesium.
- Heavy cream is between 36-40% butterfat.
- The colder cream stays as it’s whipped, the easier it is to whip.
- Whipped cream used to be known as Milk Snow.
- If the cream is whipped at temperatures above 50-degrees Fahrenheit, then it becomes butter.
Observing Raspberries N’ Cream Day
Of course, since the name of this holiday suggest we all enjoy raspberries and cream on this day, then that’s probably how we should celebrate it. However, it is possible to enjoy raspberries and cream in some of the 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 National Raspberries N’ Cream Day?
|This year (2023)||August 7 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||August 7 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||August 7 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|