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Brace Yourself for the Whipped Cream Shortage

Brace Yourself for the Whipped Cream Shortage

A perfect ending to 2016 — no whipped cream

If you haven’t hoarded enough Reddi-wip to get you through Christmas, you might be out of luck.

America is in the midst of a nationwide whipped cream shortage.

The culprit isn’t the cream or anything dairy related, but a shortage of nitrous oxide.

Food and Wine explains:

The situation is so dire that last month food giant ConAgra had to halt production on its popular Reddi-wip brand, and as of last week, at least one Boston-area market posted that the “shortage affects all of our whipped cream suppliers,” meaning the store could have no product “for at least 10 days.”

So how does an entire country run out of nitrous oxide? The problem stems from a fatal August explosion at a Florida-based plant of nitrous oxide producer Airgas coupled with the shutdown of the company’s Canadian facility for safety reasons. A plant in Mississippi is also apparently having issues (leading you to wonder if some of that nitrous is leaking into the corporate offices). According to the Chicago Tribune, Airgas has been working to build supply back up, but medical suppliers, who use the gas as anesthesia, are getting priority over whipped toppings that can pretty easily be made at home without any laughing gas.

But for those who prefer spray cans over manual whipping, you’ll likely have to wait until the end of the holidays. ConAgra reportedly suggested that Reddi-wip supplies wouldn’t be back to normal until mid-January 2017.

Forget the canned stuff, bust out the mixer and whip your own cream. Just don’t get too carried away or you’ll end up with butter.

And just in case you’re not sure how to whip that cream — a tutorial.

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Cue Devo and whip it up! Homemade tastes better anyway.

    herm2416 in reply to gbear. | December 18, 2016 at 9:46 am

    There isn’t a who,E generation out there that doesnt even know you can make your own whipped cream. If they tried it, they would never go back to cream in a can…..or butter in a tub.

I suspect the real reason for the shortage is that Dims have been huffing the stuff like mad. It would explain their nominating that feeble, inept, corrupt criminal and their bizarre behavior since she got whipped.

Clearly a CoolWhip Coop.

cant seem to get the skim milk to make cream….

Double cream is a must (single cream will literally never get there:) BUT to add that little something extra throw in some icing sugar to add a bit of sweetness 🙂

Then beat the f$&k out of it like it’s a snowflakes head and enjoy (but not too much otherwise the only thing it can go on is your toast 🙂

    Granny in reply to mailman. | December 18, 2016 at 9:35 am

    In the US double cream is labeled Heavy Cream, though we also have a product labeled Whipping Cream that while a little bit leaner than Heavy Cream will still whip.

    Many years ago I sent my husband out for the forgotten cream one holiday morning. (Let me mention here that he had worked in a grocery store from the age of 14 and had in fact managed the dairy department at one point.) He came back with light cream. Three trips later he finally came back with something that would whip. LOL.

Well thank God I know how to make whipped cream. Several ways. Here’s how to make Whipped Cream using Evaporated Milk

And Coconut Milk –

    herm2416 in reply to Granny. | December 18, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Sorry, my finger slipped, and I down voted you. The coconut whipped cream sounds delicious! Thanks for the YouTube!

      Granny in reply to herm2416. | December 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      You’re welcome. The coconut whipped cream ia pretty good. Learned to make that one when my granddaughter was going through her Vegan phase. Thank goodness she has outgrown it. The smell of Tofurkey cooking is nauseating.

This sounds like a First World leftist problem to me.

“How am I supposed to orgy myself through the next four years if there’s no whipped cream and abortions” wonders a child of George Stephonopolous.

Oh well. So many sex lives in ruin.

A drop in the market for obstetricians this September.

Say when was Klara born?

If you add a few drops of glycerine you can whip light cream.


We always make our own now anyway.

Yes, homemade cream is better, but it doesn’t carry that evil little thrill of tipping that can of Redi-Whip and blasting it directly into your mouth. You know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway. I keep a can around just to corrupt the grandkids.