With a variety of creams available, the cream of the crop is Heavy Cream, also known as 40% cream. This is an update to my blog, Salvaging Whipped Cream.
The main difference between a carton of whipping cream and a carton of heavy or 40% cream is the amount of butterfat in the cream. Plain whipping cream has 36% butterfat while heavy cream or 40% cream has 40%. Heavy cream and 40% cream are the same thing. The higher the amount of fat, the better the cream whips and holds after whipping. Both of those pictured below are heavy cream. Continue reading