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Heavy whipping cream

What is heavy whipping cream? About the ingredient heavy whipping cream. Including 2,477 recipes with heavy whipping cream, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Heavy cream is known as double-cream outside of North America and is sometimes referred to as "whipping cream" is a cream with 30 to 40% fat content.

Whipped cream is heavy cream that has been beaten by a mixer, whisk, or fork until it is light and fluffy. Whipped cream is often sweetened and sometimes flavored with vanilla.

Cream containing 30% or more fat can be mixed with air, and the resulting colloid is roughly double the volume of the original cream as air bubbles are captured into a network of fat droplets.

Confectioner's (icing) sugar is sometimes added to the colloid in order to stiffen the mixture and to reduce the risk of over-whipping.

Whipped cream is a popular topping for desserts such as pie, ice cream, cupcakes, cake, and chocolate and caramel puddings. It is sometimes used in other recipes such as soups.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, whipped (120g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 414Calories from Fat 399
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 44.4g 68%
Saturated Fat 27.6g 138%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.1
Protein 2.5g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 8% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Heavy whipping cream is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Heavy whipping cream is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does heavy whipping cream weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, whipped 120
1 cup, fluid (yields 2 cups whipped) 238
1 tbsp 15
1 fl oz 29

In Chinese:重奶油
British (UK) term: double cream
en français:crème
en español:de crema de leche

Recipes using heavy whipping cream

There are 2469 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries
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Anniversary Burgers
Apple-Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Swirl Icing
Applesauce Cake Squares
Augusta's Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil Cream
Aunt Ann's Creamy Potato Soup

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