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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Recent Examples on the Web Return the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for about 1 minute, stirring with a heatproof spatula, until slightly thickened, with a consistency close to heavy cream. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Coconut milk makes this vegan ice cream especially smooth and luscious," 9 July 2019 There's no substitute for heavy cream, so don't even try. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Alex Hitz's Oyster Stew Recipe," 19 Dec. 2012 Seasonal Recipes An eggy custard of corn, heavy cream, sour cream, grated Gouda, cornmeal, and scallions turns into a savory side that pairs well with grilled fish, boiled lobster, or saucy barbecue. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: An eggy batter with native corn, cream, and cornmeal turns into a savory summer custard," 13 Aug. 2019 All of them have the same base: egg yolks, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla and — get this — spiced rum. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Decadent French toast recipes from Breakfast Republic’s chef," 13 Aug. 2019 Whisk in the heavy cream, increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring, until bubbles begin to appear at the edge of the pan. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: Roasted Chiles Rellenos," 13 Sep. 2019 Dairy products, including milk, sour cream, buttermilk, evaporated milk, soy milk, heavy cream, yogurt and eggnog. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "How to keep food safe in fridge and freezer during Hurricane Dorian power outages," 30 Aug. 2019 Whisk together sugar, water, and heavy cream until sugar is dissolved and no lumps remain. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fossil Cookies," 5 Aug. 2019 Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes, then add the sugar and heavy cream. Dallas News, "3 Indian sweets with a twist from our favorite new cookbook 'Milk & Cardamom'," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of heavy cream

1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of heavy cream

US : very thick cream

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