heavy cream


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At some point, a third ingredient, heavy cream, was added. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 28 Apr. 2023 The ganache can also be made dairy-free by substituting coconut cream for the heavy cream. Taffy Elrod, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 Drizzle in 1 ½ cups cold heavy cream. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Whisk in the milk and heavy cream. BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2021 In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment, combine the remaining 1 cup heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Kristen Massad, Dallas News, 30 Apr. 2021 Jessica in the Kitchen Hold the heavy cream! Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, 17 Oct. 2022 For richness, stick to heavy cream. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 11 July 2022 Whisk the eggs, heavy cream, and half and half in a bowl until blended and stir into the corn mixture. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heavy cream was in 1895

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“Heavy cream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20cream. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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