Is whipping cream and heavy cream the same thing?

In recipes I keep seeing "heavy cream" but when I go to the store the only cream I am finding is "whipping cream" and I am wondering it they are the same thing and/or interchangeable.

cammel88 years ago
Whipping cream yes whipped cream no. Whipped cream is like cool whip.
=SMART=8 years ago
The variety is defined by their milk fat content.
  • Cream is the high-fat component of milk.
  • Heavy cream and heavy whipped cream are different names for essentially the same thing: cream that is 36% or more milk fat, and which doubles in volume when whipped.
  • Light whipped cream is between 30 and 36% milk fat
lebowski8 years ago
jeff-o8 years ago
If they have the same fat content, then they are the same.