Why Do We Use Nitrous Oxide In Our Canned Whipped Cream?Esther Inglis-Arkell2/13/15 11:20am936EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkNitrous oxide is bad for people and bad for the Earth. We know this. So why is it in every can of whipped cream? Can't we find something else that's just as good? The answer is no. Laughing gas really is the best option, and here's why.