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Is heavy cream and whipping cream the same thing?

I have no clue but lately my recipes call for one or the other or either.

Any one know...


Asked by KFree907 at 2:55 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (5)
  • Sometimes you'll see it labeled, Heavy Whipping Cream, Heavy Cream or just Whip or Whipping Cream. :-) If it calls for heavy cream, make sure you get heavy- there are some lighter creams out there that can be made into whip cream... but if the recipe wants heavy, it is usually best to go all the way for consistency. :-)

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 3:03 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Heavy cream is at least 36% butterfat, while whipping cream is at least 30% but no more than 36% butterfat. Both will whip.

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 3:09 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • yeaa its the same...its just w. the heavy cream you whip it to make it whipped cream

    Answer by Lovehurts1 at 2:57 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • i was under the impression that whipping cream had alot of sugar in it....

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:05 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • They are the same thing. Heavy cream, whipping cream, heavy whipping cream - they all have a high fat content. Butterflyblue - whipping cream has no sugar in it.

    Answer by Scuba at 4:20 PM on Sep. 1, 2010