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Is whipping cream and heavy cream the same thing? Answered

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.


Whipping cream yes whipped cream no. Whipped cream is like cool whip.

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

9 years ago

If they have the same fat content, then they are the same.