Week 9 – February Food Tip – Cream

Do you know that there is a difference between heavy cream and whipping cream?  Well, there is, and it’s the amount of fat content.

Heavy cream is the richest type of liquid cream and has a fat content of at least 36%. Whipping cream has a fat content of 30% to 36%.  The more fat that is in the cream, the more stable it is for whipping and to use in sauce making.  Whipping cream, with a lower fat content will whip up with more volume and works great for topping your desserts.  Heavy cream is more dense when whipped up and works great for decorating with pastry bags.

The colder that your cream is, the fast it will whip up.  Tip:  put your bowl and beaters in the freezer about 20 – 30 minutes before whipping.

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