What’s The Difference Between Whipping Cream And Heavy Cream, Anyway?
I have noticed there are some misconceptions around the gaining world about creams. I have seen time and time again where people chug containers of half and half or whole milk in an effort to blow themselves up quickly.
Unfortunately, these products only have a fraction the amount of fat as heavy cream. You need to drink 3x as much half and half and 10x as much whole milk to get the same amount of fat you’d get in an equivalent volume of heavy cream. The following article from the Huffington Post explains the difference between these three types of cream: heavy cream, whipping cream, and half and half.
For your reference, whole milk only has 3.5% fat compared to 12% in half/half, 30-36% in whipping cream, and 36-39% in heavy cream. That means you can spare yourself the pain of chugging gallons of milk every week. A pint of heavy cream will give you more than and entire gallon of whole milk. The heavy cream is a bit bland, so you’ll want to mix it into ice cream or chocolate milk to help get it down. That should help add even more fat too!
Excerpt from article:
“Heavy cream has a higher fat content than whipping cream, coming in at 36 percent, while whipping cream only requires 30 percent fat. When it comes to fat, six percent makes a difference.
And just in case you were wondering, no, you cannot make whipped cream out of half and half. With only 12 percent fat, nothing good is going to result from that. Save the half and half for your coffee, where it will do its best.”
I would agree with this article to a point. I would say you should just throw away your Half and Half altogether and just use heavy cream in everything – including your coffee 😏