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Heavy Cream FTW!

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM

This may not need it's own question but I am pretty excited that after 37 years I have discovered heavy cream. I've had a milk allergy since I was born (both mucus producing and stomach issues). I was pretty much fine with skim milk (excess mucus but no stomach problems) before Paleo and seemed to do okay with some ice cream (ones with cream as the first ingredient) but poorly with other whole milk products. I guess I never realized that heavy cream is all fat and has little lactose/milk in it. I am pretty psyched!! I made some whipped cream last night and it didn't even need sweetener. Does everyone else consume heavy cream often as part of their Paleo lifestyle?

Jamie

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on June 14, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Also, coffee is extremely acidic while milk is very alkaline- mixing the two is not a good idea- though it's totally delicious.

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

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on June 13, 2012
at 06:02 PM

I am sitting here figuring out how to drink a pint of the stuff a day and not take in too many calories!! I am totally addicted haven't had it for a few days and dream of it...sad, I know! :)

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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on October 30, 2011
at 03:04 AM

These ideas sound fantastic. TAG for later reference!

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

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on June 26, 2011
at 11:50 PM

Something odd I found. The Organic Valley heavy cream has no protein and 50 calories per serving. I just found another organic brand at Whole Foods today that is less pasteurized and unhomogenized and it has 8 grams of protein per serving and the same 50 calories. Am I missing something here?

Ed6dc87a0d201bfc23e36b2cd2e37704

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on June 25, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Using cream in coffee decreases the bioavailability of coffee's most beneficial nutrients, and thus probably decreases its long term protective benefits against heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes: http://primalmd.tumblr.com/post/6397186790/evidence-based-practice-coffee#additives

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 25, 2011
at 02:20 AM

Yes, I'm hoping for the same end result. :) In the meantime hoping the hottest month of the year means I don't miss my creamed coffee as much doing the July Whole 30.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 25, 2011
at 01:18 AM

see this post: http://paleohacks.com/questions/33233/cream-in-new-zealand/33306#33306

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on June 25, 2011
at 12:14 AM

yeah, I think anyone born before 1989 know it as F The World. These kids these days and their "win".

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on June 24, 2011
at 11:05 PM

wow, you just made a few friends' facebook posts make so much more sense!!! I only knew about F the world.

1bd4ea62097aa99c8cbef8aa5d02db77

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:13 PM

Thanks you two! This makes a lot of US recipes make much more sense now. :D Whipping cream = used as a desert topping other creams = usually put into coffee (afaik) @ animacule - I don't think light cream is the same as table cream, though, since they are sold as different products. I will check out the labels more closely next time I'm at the store and compare the two.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:10 PM

It might be my favorite food! But I don't eat everything I cook.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:09 PM

It might be my favorite food

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:03 PM

for the win?! its always the other option for me

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:02 PM

holy hell, for real? thats a hardcore level right there

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:42 PM

Yeah, heavy cream=whipping cream, light cream=table cream. 1st is about 30-40% fat, vs. about 15-25%. But most creams labeled 'heavy' are going to be closer to 40%. Check the calorie content, a pint of most 'heavy' creams here in the USA has about 1600 calories.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on June 24, 2011
at 08:31 PM

Heavy cream = whipping cream in Canada (I believe).

1bd4ea62097aa99c8cbef8aa5d02db77

(448)

on June 24, 2011
at 08:24 PM

It's usually understood to be For The Win. Like how LOL is usually "laughing out loud", even if my granny thinks it means "lots of love" (which makes for interesting/awkward emails sometimes...)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 24, 2011
at 08:19 PM

i was thrilled when i did my whole30 in april, noticed no difference in how i felt, and added dairy back in without a problem. ive been on a celebratory heavy cream binge ever since. i pray to the dairy gods that the same is true for you.

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

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on June 24, 2011
at 07:39 PM

In this thread, for the win. But I like f the world too!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on June 24, 2011
at 07:17 PM

And Uncle long hair, if you stirred some more room-temp butter at the end, you'd have a Beurre Blanc!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on June 24, 2011
at 07:16 PM

Try making Ganache, you'll thank me when you do :p

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Sounds great! I'll try it out!

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Sautee a few pieces of meat, when they're done take them out, add diced shallots, mushrooms, herbs, and what have you, deglaze with wine, and add a few tbsp of cream. Nothing could be quicker and more delicious.

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:56 PM

That sounds really good. I'll have to remember that when I add fruit back into my diet. I've been off it for almost 3 weeks to drop some extra weight.

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:56 PM

I didn't even think of using it in cooking yet! I was so excited to make some whipped cream which I put over this: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/01/31/sugar-free-chocolate-fudge/ . Amazing!!

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18075c9835a1847041faae74e3d0eaed

on June 24, 2011
at 07:28 PM

OK I gotta know - some people say that FTW stands for "For The Win!" while some say it means "F--- The World!" personally I prefer the former - but which one is it???

35b6ce9b7f9dda8d40d3e6a1812ab0a9

(439)

on June 24, 2011
at 11:05 PM

wow, you just made a few friends' facebook posts make so much more sense!!! I only knew about F the world.

1bd4ea62097aa99c8cbef8aa5d02db77

(448)

on June 24, 2011
at 08:24 PM

It's usually understood to be For The Win. Like how LOL is usually "laughing out loud", even if my granny thinks it means "lots of love" (which makes for interesting/awkward emails sometimes...)

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

(423)

on June 24, 2011
at 07:39 PM

In this thread, for the win. But I like f the world too!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:03 PM

for the win?! its always the other option for me

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 25, 2011
at 12:14 AM

yeah, I think anyone born before 1989 know it as F The World. These kids these days and their "win".

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4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

(1138)

on June 24, 2011
at 07:19 PM

So good! I get mine from a local dairy. I use it in my hot coffee an also to make THE BOMB iced coffee. Fill a big cup half way with ice, add 4 cups brewed cooled coffee, about 1/4 c heavy cream(or more if I'm feelin naughty) one spoonful of Stevie and a splash of vanilla. Shake and who needs Starbucks?? I used to buy one pint a week but I think my next order will have to be a quart to support my iced coffee habit!

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B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on June 24, 2011
at 06:53 PM

I drink heavy cream with egg yolks in it. But by far the best use I've come up with is making gravies. I have a meat grinder and I'll mix about 75% fatty beef with 25% liver plus salt and pepper and make them into little meat balls, I'll through half a stick of butter into a pan on medium-low heat with half an onion and 2 garlic gloves cut in half (not crushed) and salt. Then I'll cook these covered, towards the end the pan will fill with the beef fat, then pour in a bunch of cream and simmer till everything thickens. This is fantastic. Make sure to add a little more salt and pepper after you put the cream in.

I use this method to eat all my organs (barf).

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215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 24, 2011
at 06:43 PM

I am addicted! I whip some up with vanilla and cinnamon then throw in some bananas and walnuts- amazing!!! Last night I whipped some up with vanilla, then threw in some oranges (cut up).. it was like an orange creamsicle :D

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:10 PM

i do! i make it into yogurt. you havent had yogurt until you have had it with heavy cream. use the viili cultures from cultures for health. yes, im fully aware that this is my 43,875,987th post about these cultures, but they are SO GOOD and SO EASY. pour crem into cultures, let sit at 70-78 degrees for 1-2 days. lasts forever!

2
Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

on June 24, 2011
at 05:46 PM

I just got an ice cream maker so I am using a ton of it lately! :D

2
9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on June 24, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Coffee with a couple of tbsp of heavy cream is a quick breakfast for me that can take me until 1-2pm before I'm hungry. I also put heavy cream, plain or whipped, on berries, or I mix it in to yogurt to boost the fat content.

I use cream in a lot of recipes for French-style food including soups, pan sauces, and desserts. With cream and low-sugar berries and/or dark chocolate, you can make an extremely satisfying dessert with little or no sugar.

I have always loved heavy cream from when I was a kid and am delighted to fit it into a healthy diet.

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

(423)

on June 24, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Sounds great! I'll try it out!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 24, 2011
at 07:17 PM

And Uncle long hair, if you stirred some more room-temp butter at the end, you'd have a Beurre Blanc!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 24, 2011
at 07:16 PM

Try making Ganache, you'll thank me when you do :p

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

(423)

on June 24, 2011
at 05:56 PM

I didn't even think of using it in cooking yet! I was so excited to make some whipped cream which I put over this: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/01/31/sugar-free-chocolate-fudge/ . Amazing!!

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on June 24, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Sautee a few pieces of meat, when they're done take them out, add diced shallots, mushrooms, herbs, and what have you, deglaze with wine, and add a few tbsp of cream. Nothing could be quicker and more delicious.

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on October 30, 2011
at 03:04 AM

These ideas sound fantastic. TAG for later reference!

1
C2502365891cbcc8af2d1cf1d7b0e9fc

(2437)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:39 PM

I put it in my decaff. I also eat it with peaches and 85% dark chocolate for dessert.

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on June 24, 2011
at 09:43 PM

I go through 6-8 pints per week. It's wonderful stuff!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:09 PM

It might be my favorite food

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:10 PM

It might be my favorite food! But I don't eat everything I cook.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:02 PM

holy hell, for real? thats a hardcore level right there

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

(159)

on June 13, 2012
at 06:02 PM

I am sitting here figuring out how to drink a pint of the stuff a day and not take in too many calories!! I am totally addicted haven't had it for a few days and dream of it...sad, I know! :)

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Ed1786ae93740b81f80e5f93257ac08f

on June 24, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I eat heavy cream almost daily. I've never had a prob with dairy though.... Even the hubby who was lactose intolerant and IBS enjoys cream and some cheeses regularly! Enjoy :0)

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:15 PM

LOVE heavy cream- I put it in my coffee with cinnamon and some truvia (truvia is probably frowned upon, but I just use one or 2 packets a day, meh), or I do whipped with some cinnamon on strawberries and/or peaches. Nectar of the gods! I'm about to start a Whole30 because I have some lingering gut issues & think the cream may be a culprit :(

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 24, 2011
at 08:19 PM

i was thrilled when i did my whole30 in april, noticed no difference in how i felt, and added dairy back in without a problem. ive been on a celebratory heavy cream binge ever since. i pray to the dairy gods that the same is true for you.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 25, 2011
at 02:20 AM

Yes, I'm hoping for the same end result. :) In the meantime hoping the hottest month of the year means I don't miss my creamed coffee as much doing the July Whole 30.

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Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:43 PM

Love the "huge bucket of win" tag! I use it daily in my coffee. It's also fantastic poured over some frozen wild blueberries. The cream freezes and is sort of like ice cream.

31cd30cb210f9d13bf990a3410fce31c

(423)

on June 24, 2011
at 05:56 PM

That sounds really good. I'll have to remember that when I add fruit back into my diet. I've been off it for almost 3 weeks to drop some extra weight.

Ed6dc87a0d201bfc23e36b2cd2e37704

(60)

on June 25, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Using cream in coffee decreases the bioavailability of coffee's most beneficial nutrients, and thus probably decreases its long term protective benefits against heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes: http://primalmd.tumblr.com/post/6397186790/evidence-based-practice-coffee#additives

E45c5a1c8df73da5e03bb6e7e90f8420

(644)

on June 14, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Also, coffee is extremely acidic while milk is very alkaline- mixing the two is not a good idea- though it's totally delicious.

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on June 25, 2011
at 02:30 PM

My husband has been making homemade yoghurt for years using Yogourmet Freeze dried yogurt starter from Quebec. (we buy it from Amazon). He used to make it with 2% milk, then whole milk when feeling delvish. Right now he is in the kitchen making yoghurt, Bulgarian Style, with Heavy Cream. Thanks to Dr. Harris describing cream as "Diesel No. 2" (after butter) or maybe vice versa. We buy at least 2 quarts of cream from the DeKalb Farmers Mkt in Decatur, GA a week. One quart for yoghurt and 1 for coffee. The "other woman" in our lives is Julia Child and she cooks with lots of cream. "FTW" Indeed.

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949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

on June 24, 2011
at 10:47 PM

I have never had any problems with dairy before. That said, I tried making some strawberry mousse after having zero dairy for a couple of months. The ingredients were just cream, gelatin, strawberries, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. I have NEVER had such bad stomach cramping immediately after eating a food. Not nausea, but just terrible stomach pain. I probably ate the equivalent of a 1/4 cup of cream (I ate slowly and savored), but it did me in for hours and made it impossible to fall asleep that night. I don't know for sure what caused it, but I won't be trying cream again any time soon to find out. Maybe someday I'll try again.

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1bd4ea62097aa99c8cbef8aa5d02db77

on June 24, 2011
at 08:27 PM

I have to ask: Is "heavy cream" the same as "table cream"? Or is it "whipping cream"? I have never seen something called "heavy cream" here in Canada. We have light cream, half-n-half, table cream, and whipping cream.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on June 24, 2011
at 09:42 PM

Yeah, heavy cream=whipping cream, light cream=table cream. 1st is about 30-40% fat, vs. about 15-25%. But most creams labeled 'heavy' are going to be closer to 40%. Check the calorie content, a pint of most 'heavy' creams here in the USA has about 1600 calories.

1bd4ea62097aa99c8cbef8aa5d02db77

(448)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:13 PM

Thanks you two! This makes a lot of US recipes make much more sense now. :D Whipping cream = used as a desert topping other creams = usually put into coffee (afaik) @ animacule - I don't think light cream is the same as table cream, though, since they are sold as different products. I will check out the labels more closely next time I'm at the store and compare the two.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on June 24, 2011
at 08:31 PM

Heavy cream = whipping cream in Canada (I believe).

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 25, 2011
at 01:18 AM

see this post: http://paleohacks.com/questions/33233/cream-in-new-zealand/33306#33306

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