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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In a large bowl, beat heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla until cream begins to thicken slightly. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Carrot Cookie Cake," 7 Mar. 2019 Combine heavy cream, ginger, vanilla, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 cups milk in a medium saucepan. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Eggnog," 11 Dec. 2018 Carefully add the heavy cream, salt and banana pieces; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring, gently mashing the banana pieces to help break them down. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "For a different Thanksgiving dessert, swap pie for parfaits," 13 Nov. 2018 Make the filling: Combine 1 cup evaporated milk, 1 cup heavy cream and ½ cup sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Recipes From the Golden Age of the Luncheon," 12 Sep. 2018 Stir in both the heavy cream and coconut milk and bring to a gentle simmer. Fox News, "Recipes for your Caribbean themed party," 3 June 2013 Add 2 teaspoons heavy cream, 1 teaspoon sea salt and ⅔ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "6 Fresh Takes on Pesto," 3 Aug. 2018 Notes: This recipe calls for equal amounts of mascarpone, cream cheese and powdered sugar to two parts heavy cream. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "How to make Whole Food's Berry Chantilly Cake at home," 27 Mar. 2018 In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, puree the peas and heavy cream until smooth. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Alex Hitz's Roast Leg of Lamb and Mashed Peas," 5 Mar. 2013

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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

US : very thick cream

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to boil down or concentrate

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