What's the Difference Between Heavy & Whipping Creams?

What's the Difference Between Heavy & Whipping Creams?

Faith Durand
Jul 14, 2010

Q: What the difference between heavy cream and whipping cream? Can't I just beat heavy cream into whipped cream?

Sent by Brian

Editor: Brian, technically there is slightly more fat in heavy cream than in whipping cream (38% vs. 35%). But both are equally good for making whipped cream. Here are more details on the differences between heavy cream, light cream, half and half, whipping cream, and more.

What's the Difference? Half-and-Half, Light Cream, Heavy Cream, and Whipping Cream

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