If a dairy labels a product cream, should I be able to whip it?

Linda D
  • Posted by: Linda D
  • March 12, 2018


Linda D. March 13, 2018
Thank you so much for the quick reply.
creamtea March 12, 2018
Not necessarily. In the US, whipping cream or heavy cream contain enough fat (35%-38%) to be whipped. Here is a link explaining the differences: https://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-half-and-half-light-cream-whipping-cream-and-heavy-cream-73203.
In order to whip cream, it helps to first chill the bowl and beaters (or whisk) in the freezer or refrigerator.
Nancy March 12, 2018
Agree with Lisanne if you want to make whipped peaks (soft or firm).
But you can also whip cream with lower percentage of fat to make other things: with eggs to make zabaglione, with berries to make a Fool (dessert), to make custard or mousse, etc.
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