This Viral Video Explains How to Use Reddi-Wip the Right Way

Here's how to use Reddi-Wip. Don't skip the last step!

The holidays are basically here, so we hope you have your refrigerator stocked. If you have to make a last-minute grocery trip, double-check that you’re set on these commonly forgotten Thanksgiving items, and triple-check that you have enough whipped cream ready to go for dessert. Just a few cans of Reddi-Wip should do the trick.

Reddi-Wip, the staple topping for pumpkin pie and hot chocolate, doesn’t get much easier to use. Just shake, spray and tuck back into the refrigerator until next time. No clean up involved—or so we thought. That’s where we’re all making an amateur mistake.

What Mistake Are We Making?

Thanks to TikTok user @sidneyraz, we’ll no longer be skipping this step when using Reddi-Wip.

@sidneyraz step 3 is upsetting #inmy30s #whippedcream ♬ original sound – sidneyraz

Apparently, you’re supposed to rinse the canister nozzle between uses. We know—common sense, right? Still, most of us probably just spray the whipped cream onto our dessert of choice and don’t think twice about cleanup before stashing away the Reddi-Wip for next time.

Rinsing with warm water isn’t just to ease the conscience, either. It actually helps reduce the chance of a whipped cream clog, which happens all too often. At least now we know why!

Prefer Cool Whip instead? Here’s how to make adorable Cool Whip hot chocolate toppers.

How to Use Reddi-Wip

If you look closely at the back of the canister, you’ll notice that there are printed instructions on how to use Reddi-Wip. Here’s a quick refresh:

  1. Shake your canister well, about four times before use. Then remove the cap. Make sure to do so after giving your canister a good shake to avoid any accidental messes.
  2. Turn the can completely upside down and point the nozzle directly at the area you’d like to cover with whipped cream. Use a finger to press down on the nozzle sideways.
  3. Using warm water, rinse the nozzle thoroughly before storing your can of Reddi-Wip back in the refrigerator.

It’s not rocket science, but it’s definitely good to know. Now, go and enjoy your desserts the right way!

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.