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What's the Difference Between Heavy and Whipping Cream?

CBS Studios

Aired November 25, 2014

Heavy Cream and Whipping Cream are pretty much the same thing, according to Grant, one of the brilliant members of our culinary team. The only difference: the amount of milk fat.

"Heavy Cream has slightly more milk fat (36%) so it produces a thicker whipped cream that will hold its shape a little longer once whipped," Grant tells us.

"Whipping cream has slightly less milk fat (30%), yielding a lighter whipped cream that is a bit more time sensitive."

And that, he says, is it.

"That's all!"