Heavy Cream

10
10
Joined Jan 27, 2010
I have a recipe that calls for heavy cream, what is it?

And where can I get it?
 
Last edited:
5,192
296
Joined Jul 28, 2001
Um, I don't want to be argumentative about cream, but heavy cream is not the same as whipping cream, Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream contains more milk fat contact.

Both have to be over 30% cream.

Whipping cream usually contain 30-35%  MilkFatContent.

Heavy cream and heavy whipping contain 36 to 40% MilkFatContent

The heavy cream or heavy whipping cream is quite a bit more stable after whipped.

Whipped cream will allow more air Incorporated and is lighter and is usually used for toppings for ice cream, jello, etc.

If the heavy cream is going into a sauce or ganache, don't use the whipping cream.

so for topping---use whipping cream

If you are using it for cooking---use heavy or heavy whipping cream
 
3,318
739
Joined May 5, 2010
 
Um, I don't want to be argumentative about cream, but heavy cream is not the same as whipping cream, Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream contains more milk fat contact.

Both have to be over 30% cream.

Whipping cream usually contain 30-35%  MilkFatContent.

Heavy cream and heavy whipping contain 36 to 40% MilkFatContent

The heavy cream or heavy whipping cream is quite a bit more stable after whipped.

Whipped cream will allow more air Incorporated and is lighter and is usually used for toppings for ice cream, jello, etc.

If the heavy cream is going into a sauce or ganache, don't use the whipping cream.

so for topping---use whipping cream

If you are using it for cooking---use heavy or heavy whipping cream
While I'll agree with you, most stores don't carry both heavy cream and heavy whipping cream so in order to give the best advice I simply told the OP to go with the heavy cream.
 
5,192
296
Joined Jul 28, 2001
Well Chef, I probably didn't explain that properly.

I was just trying to say there is a difference in  just Whipping Cream,

and Heavy or heavy Whipping Cream.

Heavy  and Heavy Whipping Cream are almost the same.

A container that is labeled just Whipping Cream is a different product. It's at least 5% less Milk Fat Content. It's kind of like a light whipping cream. Less structure.

So if you're looking for added richness or to be heated into something, it's best to use Heavy Cream

Cream content approx:

Whipping Cream---30%

Heavy or Heavy Whipping Cream---36% and up.
 
Last edited:
4,474
422
Joined Jun 27, 2012
This is a great time of year for this topic IMO.

I am forever getting asked questions in the dairy section.

Maybe it is the fact that I walk up, open the reefer door and start grabbing what I need with only a glance lol.

Speaking of dairy....Challenge butter is 2/$5 this week.

I always buy a shitload and freeze .

Love you HEB!

mimi
 
10
10
Joined Jan 27, 2010
Thanks for the replies. The recipe is for potato soup and it clearly says use heavy cream not whipping cream. I have called several stores and they all have whipping cream but none have heavy cream. I think I Foodlion says they have a heavy whipping cream, I guess I'll go with that.

Thanks again

Paul
 
4,474
422
Joined Jun 27, 2012
Hmmm potato soup.

My mom used to make this when we were coming off the flu.

mimi
 
Last edited:
4,474
422
Joined Jun 27, 2012
I never know how to reply when someone says they cannot boil water.

Altho I see you have been around for awhile so I will go at this like you CAN boil water (and are pretty good at it as well ;-)

The amt of cream in a dish (whether heavy or whipping or just half and half) is a subjective matter IMO.

When making something like a shooter or amuse bouche (thinking pretty spoons or tiny crystal glasses passed by young cuties dressed in black tie /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif  ) I would want a heavier finish.

Something that lingers on the palate and lets you know you have had something special.

For a bowl of soup to be enjoyed with the family I would slide in under the catcher's mitt with either less % fat or just a slosh to fortify.

I am now seriously thinking about soup tonite (and pretty sure mom would concur as I have been a bit fluish this last week :)

mimi
 
Last edited:
455
315
Joined Sep 8, 2015
Madman, either will make a very nice potato soup.  If you use the heavy whipping cream the soup will be a bit richer, and you'll get a bit fatter, or will have to exercise a bit more.

Happy Cooking!
 
Top Bottom