heavy cream


Definition of heavy cream 

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

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Serve warm, scooping it into big bowls and pouring a little heavy cream over the top. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Food52.com writer Kristen Miglore’s book ‘Genius Desserts’ includes several sweet Seattle specialties," 27 Nov. 2018 Crème Fraîche Whipped Cream: Makes about two cups. 1 cup very cold heavy cream2 tablespoons crème fraîche 1 tablespoon sugar In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 Stir it into a pasta sauce in place of sour or heavy cream. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Quark Is a High-Protein Yogurt Alternative and It's Delicious," 25 Oct. 2018 In a saucepan on low, gently heat superfine sugar and 2 cups heavy cream until sugar has dissolved, then bring to a simmer and simmer 1 minute. Anna Helm Baxter, Woman's Day, "Meyer Lemon Posset," 16 Aug. 2018 Slowly add cold heavy cream, beating until stiff peaks form. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies," 13 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, in large bowl, using electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk mascarpone, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla on low speed to combine. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits," 27 July 2018 In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 3/4 cup heavy cream. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chocolate Meringue Layer Cake," 6 Mar. 2018 That's right:heavy cream holds up in the freezer for up to three months. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "How Long Does Heavy Cream Last? Longer Than You Think," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of heavy cream

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heavy cream was in 1895

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English Language Learners Definition of heavy cream

: very thick cream

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