"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Eggs, Cheese & Dairy
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-24-2002, 04:52 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1
What's the difference between heavy cream & whipping cre

What is the difference between heavy cream and heavy whipping cream????

__________________

__________________
joyful_occasions
joyful429 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2002, 10:18 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Hi joyful429,

Welcome to DiscussCooking.

Heavy cream or heavy "whipping" cream, has 36 - 40% butterfat and when whipped it holds its form and doubles in volume. Heavy cream is used for filling and decorating pastries. So, no difference between heavy cream and heavy whipping cream. But, just plain whipping cream has a butterfat content of 30%. It whips but not as well as heavy cream, and will not hold its form long. Good for fillings but does not hold up well for piping.

Hope this helps!
__________________

__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2003, 12:38 AM   #3
Senior Cook
 
oldcoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 487
days long gone........

When I was a lad, the milk delivered in bottles early every morning to our front porch was raw Jersey milk. It's natural cream content equalled that of heavy cream today. And, oh, it was sooo good! Not like the whitewash mis-labelled "Milk" today.

Just the other day I accidently poured myself a glass of half & half - what a wonderful childhood memory it recalled!

That's what happens when you're an

oldcoot
__________________
oldcoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2003, 01:24 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
OK oldcoot, you have some competition here! LOL

When our milk was delivered it was brought every other morning or so in quart-size bottles, bright and early, and put in the the milk chute. A metal box built into the house with a door at the outside and inside (for those unfamiliar with milk chutes) right beside the side door. It was probably 18" x 18" the best I can remember. Depending on the number of empty bottles in the milk chute that was how many bottles were left. My dad used the cream at the top for his coffee and I would sit on his lap and gladly help him drink that coffee. But because all of us thought this cream at the top was too rich to drink it was his duty to drink the cream off the top of the other bottles for us. We thought it was some great sacrifice he was doing for us - little did we know that he absolutely delighted in providing this service for us!!

I guess depending on where you grew up depended on whether you had a milk chute or not. I grew up in northern Ohio so the weather was condusive to a milk chute. I wouldn't imagine that very many southern homes would have one.

Thanks for taking me back!!! Now my joints hurt even worse with the reminder of my age!!!!! :roll: :P
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2003, 08:21 PM   #5
Senior Cook
 
oldcoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 487
"ice" cream

If you had a milk chute, unlike us poor folk her in Los Angeles in the 20's & '30's, your milk never froze in the winter, like it sometimes did here. (Yes, it occasionally gets down to 27 or 28 here in L.A. ) When the milk froze, it would expand, pushing a column of frozen cream up, lifting the paper bottle cap (I used to collect those - did you?) a couple of inches.

We had to be quick those cold mornings, for the neighborhood cats would lick it off if we didn't get it first. Then the cream from one bottle would be carefully divided twixt the five of us, allowing about a tablespoonful of delicious "icecream" apiece. My Dad was not as protective as yours: he risked our lives by allowing us to share the cream. :)
__________________
oldcoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2003, 09:55 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
OMG - I thought about the paper cap but then didn't mention it!!!! ROFL

Oh yes, rich, rich, rich. A few years ago I went to the neighborhood I was raised in until I was 12, where we had that high-dollar milk chute! The house was at least 900 square feet - Oh, did I say 900???? How silly, I meant 9,000 - NOT - It was this little, tiny box but EXACTLY the same. Same aluminum awnings on the two front windows, same little set of cement steps - but it had sort of a lean-to (sp?) carport barely hanging on!!! LOL

I knew my father was a brave man for saving us from that cream!!!! I don't remember the frozen aspect though because my father sacrificed his life every morning for us before we probably even saw it!!! But then again maybe the milk chute helped protect it somewhat.
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 08:22 PM   #7
Cook
 
ramydam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 66
Hey, such memories aren't limited to you "oldtimers." It took me half the year I was abroad to get used to my host family's milk (they picked it up from the dairy down the road; even plain milk in the store was 3.5%; this was more like 4.5%) and now I miss it!
__________________
ramydam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2004, 02:05 PM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 10
Cream

I lived in the country & got to milk the cow every morning before going to school. That fresh Jersey cream was so very rich. I'd love to be able to find raw milk & cream in Portland, Oregon now. There is no taste like the real thing. Lots of people don't have allergies to the raw. And I prefer cows milk to goats. My preference.
I have learned that the ultra pasturized cream does not work as well for whipping. Not all stores sell, just plain whipping cream. Most store personnel don't know the difference.
__________________
62Gidget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2004, 10:13 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
lindatooo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 1,173
Gidget you're absolutely right - the ultra-pasturized cream does not whip as well as the other. I remember being able to buy 5% milk....YUM!

If you're gonna drink skim you might as well drink chalk and take a calcium pill!

2
__________________
Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Oregon native transplanted to Chicago....
lindatooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2004, 03:17 PM   #10
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,NewJersey
Posts: 27
Milk

This is my first day on this board. It was great to read the discussion about milk. It brought back some wonderful childhood memories.
Our milkman had a truck that had an opening in the back with the cases piled on either side, with chunks of ice on top. In the summer, he would chop off pieces of ice for the kids. It was great. But even better was when , in the Springtime, he brought baby animals --goats, sheep--in the back of the truck and let us pet them and, sometimes, feed them a bottle. The Board of Health would never allow it today, but nobody ever got sick from it.

As for the cream on top, most of the time my mom shook it up so the milk would taste richer.

Thanks again for such a friendly forum.
__________________

__________________
LynnT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what to make with leftover heavy cream? luvs General Cooking 13 01-31-2005 06:22 AM
Heavy Whipping Cream luckieazn87 Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 10 04-15-2004 12:54 AM
Heavy whipping cream vs. half and half palombkp Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 4 01-28-2004 11:54 AM
Heavy Whipping Cream PRguy Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 4 01-12-2004 07:33 AM
Fresh Fruits Ice Creams (7 recipes) Filus59602 Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 0 07-11-2002 10:25 PM


» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.