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Old 10-16-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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Anyone know if there is a big difference? I bought whipping cream when I should have purchased heavy cream....It does have some additives in it, like polysorbate 80 and carageen
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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I've used them interchangeably.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Heavy cream is fattier and less likely to have additives like carageenan in it.

You can use either, but I prefer heavy cream. Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb, right?

Whipping cream is 30-35.999% fat, and heavy cream is 36% or greater.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Thank You...it was for a recipe...it turned out OK ...I think!
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:45 PM
 
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Debsi got it right... Hope your recipe turns out great!
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:37 PM
 
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Not that much of a difference.

Cream.....YUM!
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:20 AM
 
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Also, just a quick note - carrageenan is a seaweed found in the Carrageen region of Ireland. Now if they put "made with seaweed extract" on the label, they could sell it as a great, natural product and not have it considered a bad scientific-sounding additive! So if you look at it that way it's not really a negative
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:57 AM
 
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I had no idea there is a heavy cream that isn't a whipping cream! Is it in the same area of the store as whipping cream? And it's just called "heavy cream"? Who makes it?
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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I had no idea there is a heavy cream that isn't a whipping cream! Is it in the same area of the store as whipping cream? And it's just called "heavy cream"? Who makes it?

I've never noticed this either...I bought the store brand....it was for a quiche recipe. I made it once using heavy cream, and then the second time I just grabbed not thinknig and then when I got home wondered if there was a difference. The whipping cream smelled fresh, had a Nov. date...but had some lumps in it. Weird.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:29 AM
 
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I went to Food Lion last night and looked for the heavy cream and still only found whipping cream----where would the heavy cream be?? I found half and half, milk and heavy cream whipping cream. I have never had any kind of lumps in my whipping cream--that is odd.
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