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Heavy Cream – The Workhorse of Creams

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Whipped cream for Heavy CreamWith 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