Heavy Cream vs. Heavy Whipping Cream
Usage & Features
What is Heavy Cream?
Heavy cream is the dairy products used in sweets, desserts, and other cuisines, most notably for the topping purpose. It is very similar to the homemade milk cream or the other simple creams which are obtained from skimming the high-butterfat layer from the top of the milk. The difference which makes it different from the other normally available creams and the whipping cream is the fat content it posses. Heavy cream has around 50 percent more fat than all of the normal creams as it consists of 36 percent fat content. On the other hand, all the normal type of creams have 18 percent of fat. The more the heavy fat content it assures more the viscous consistency of the cream. Other than that, the cream having more the fat content is more likely to remain stable in the whipped state.
What is Whipping Cream?
It is the dairy product that is obtained from skimming the high-butterfat layer from the top of the milk. It is also used in many sweets, cuisines and recipes worldwide, the difference which keeps it differntiable from the normal cream or heavy cream is the possession of fat content. The whipping cream contains around 30 percent fat content, which makes it the top priority for the one wanting the cream of higher fat content than the normal cream and a cream of a lower fat content than the heavy cream. Whipping cream can make fluffier and lighter end product, therefore they are ideal for using topping sundaes and pies. The one avoiding the high fat-content can either go with the normal cream or the whipping cream as they have relatively lower fat content than the heavy cream.