heavy cream

noun

Definition of heavy cream

: a cream that is markedly thick especially : cream that by law contains not less than 36 percent butterfat

Examples of heavy cream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During crawfish season, Mixon uses his mother’s recipe for crawfish spaghetti, a saute of Louisiana mudbugs with a touch of heavy cream, fresh tomatoes and herbs over pasta. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Trep's offers outdoor casual dining in Mid-City," 11 Jan. 2021 Scoop 1/2 cup pasta cooking water into a measuring cup (even if pasta is not done), then add heavy cream. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Pasta With Vodka Sauce," 4 Jan. 2021 Swapping heavy cream for coconut milk lightens and layers in flavors while maintaining that comforting and filling bisque characteristic. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "Weeknight-worthy recipe: Crab and Shrimp Coconut Bisque," 31 Dec. 2020 Gone are the heavy cream sauces, sausages and veal sweetbreads. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: At Jeune et Jolie, the new and unexpected emerges," 29 Nov. 2020 Kim substitutes coconut milk for heavy cream and seasons the grits with caramelized onions, garlic and nuoc cham, with a little sherry vinegar to cut through the rich flavor. NBC News, "Masala cornbread, miso carrots: 11 Asian-inspired Thanksgiving side dishes," 23 Nov. 2020 Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add heavy cream, mixing just until incorporated. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Black-Bottom Cheesecakes," 12 Nov. 2020 To make the nonfat dry milk powder version, just mix 1:1 ratio by weight of milk powder and heavy cream in a bowl. Hetal Vasavada, Bon Appétit, "All of My Favorite Desserts Contain This One Ingredient," 21 Dec. 2020 Make the chocolate sauce: When ready to serve, place the heavy cream in a small microwave-safe bowl and warm on HIGH until hot but not boiling, about 15 seconds. Katie Workman, Washington Post, "Drizzle chocolate sauce over poached pears for a festive finish to your holiday meal," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of heavy cream

1895, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2021

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“Heavy cream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20cream. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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heavy cream

noun

English Language Learners Definition of heavy cream

US : very thick cream

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