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Old 06-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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What's the difference in "creams?"

Is heavy cream the same as heavy whipping cream or evaporated milk?

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Old 06-28-2009, 12:31 PM   #2
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I know it is not the same as evaporated milk. Not even close. As for the difference between heavy cream and heavy whipping cream, I'm pretty sure there isn't one but maybe others will have a different take on it.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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I use heavy whipping cream for any recipes asking for heavy cream
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:34 PM   #4
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Thanks...I'm making ice cream & it calls for heavy cream..sure don't want to whip it up
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #5
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Heavy cream will only whip up if you want it to! I'd say you can use them interchangeably for whatever the recipe calls for. Just don't use evaporated milk.

What kind of ice cream are you making? Can I lick the beaters?!?
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only the best...peach
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:47 PM   #7
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Yum! Guess I'll have to settle for Cherry Garcia. But I can live with that!
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:52 PM   #8
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Heavy cream has slightly more fat content than heavy whipping cream but the difference is not important for making ice cream.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #9
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I've never seen heavy cream anywhere.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:01 PM   #10
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I want to amend my answer in the earlier post. The two creams are essentially the same.

I think creams are labeled differently in different regions of the country. I've never seen heavy whipping cream here in Massachusetts.
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