what's the difference between heavy cream and heavy whipping cream

…in terms of being used as a baking ingredient

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs January 2, 2012

"Heavy cream" and "heavy whipping cream" are the same -- they contain 36-40% butterfat. Plain "whipping cream," however, has only 30% butterfat and doesn't whip as well as heavy cream.

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Peter
Peter January 2, 2012

To add a bit to Merrill's excellent answer, a lot of "whipping" creams have carrageenan added as a stabilizer.

I have no idea if this affects any other use of the cream though.

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bigpan
bigpan January 2, 2012

Usually the same- depending where you live.

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