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    What is heavy cream?

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    I live in the Netherlands and when I translate heave cream from english to dutch it says "slagroom" and if I translate "slagroom" back to english it says whipped cream. Is heavy cream and whipped cream the same?

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    Heavy whipping cream is whipped cream before it is whipped.
    It essentially just cream with less water and protein than a lighter whipping cream or half and half.

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    Essentially, yes. In North America there are typically 3 types of cream: half-and-half (10% milk fat), table (or coffee) cream (18% milk fat), and whipping cream (35% milk fat). In Britain (and I suspect most other European countries) there is single cream (closer to our table cream) and double cream (about 40% milk fat).

    On this forum, when you see "heavy cream" it's a catch-all term meaning any liquid cream that's more than 30% milk fat.

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    Thank you people, I came on to ask this exact question today. In Oz we have pure cream (35%), thickened cream (the same but thickened with gelatine) an double cream 40% + up.
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    Here we have Whipping cream, which is usually 33% to 36%. We also have heavy cream which is listed as 52% on the label.

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    Heavy cream is probably double cream, which I think is 40%.

    We do have a 48% which is extra thick double cream, used for spooning onto dishes, although you could save the expense and buy double cream and just whip it up to the consistency you require!

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    I stand corrected. Our double cream is 48% milk fat, which is also the same as the extra thick double cream. We also have a 55% milk fat cream called clotted cream.

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    in holland its probably the same as in switzerland / germany; full fat cream

    ohhh i miss cornish clotted cream

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    Clotted cream is actually different. It's cooked, not just pasteurized. Still yummy, but most of it has calcium chloride added if that sort of thing bothers you.

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    What are some uses for heavy cream other than putting it in coffee?
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