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    Equivalent cool whip to whipping cream

    Big D Texas
    Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:03 pm
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    I am making a recipe that calls for a 12 oz container of Cool Whip. I want to use heavy whipping cream instead. Please tell me how much unwhipped heavy cream will end up as the same amount of a 12 oz container of Cool Whip. I read a lot of stuff on the web, but there was never a clear answer. Folks just seem to respond to a question that was not asked instead of a simple answer.

    I just need to know:

    ???? amount of UNWHIPPED heavy cream (that I will then whip) will be the same as using a 12 oz container of Cool Whip?

    Thanks in advance!
    Kathy228
    Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:07 pm
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    Big D Texas wrote:
    I just need to know: amount of UNWHIPPED heavy cream (that I will then whip) will be the same as using a 12 oz. container of Cool Whip?

    When you make whipped cream - all you add is air - so you will need 12 oz. of unwhipped whipping cream.

    You may consider making this: Wilton Stabilized Whipped Cream. It has the structure of cool whip only it's the real thing.
    k
    Big D Texas
    Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:59 pm
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    Thank you so much for the information I requested, and AND for the better way to do it to avoid the usual problems with whipped cream. That will help me SO much in doing cream pies that never seemed "stiff" enough and we runnier that anticipated. Now I have a solution. Much appreciated!
    Dee514
    Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:48 pm
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    An alternative method to gelatin stabilized whipped cream is corn syrup stabilized whipped cream. The whipped cream is just as stable and it has the advantage of being kosher and vegetarian since no gelatin is used. icon_smile.gif

    Stabilized Whipped Cream - Corn Syrup Method:

    FYI - Heavy cream doubles in volume when it is whipped. So if you start out with 1 cup (8oz) of heavy cream, you will end up with 2 cups of whipped cream.

    If you start out with 12 ounces of heavy cream, you will end up with 3 cups of whipped cream.
    Kathy228
    Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:44 am
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    Dee514 wrote:
    If you start out with 12 ounces of heavy cream, you will end up with 3 cups of whipped cream.

    Yes. And if you start with 12 oz of unwhipped, heavy cream, yet get 12 oz of whipped cream.
    Or maybe less, because the incorporated air could cause the whipped cream to float!     icon_lol.gif
    k
    Dee514
    Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:42 am
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    Kathy228 wrote:
    Dee514 wrote:
    If you start out with 12 ounces of heavy cream, you will end up with 3 cups of whipped cream.

    Yes. And if you start with 12 oz of unwhipped, heavy cream, yet get 12 oz of whipped cream.
    Or maybe less, because the incorporated air could cause the whipped cream to float!     icon_lol.gif
    k

    Yes, if you start with 12 ounces of liquid (unwhipped) heavy cream and whip it, you will still have 12 ounces of whipped cream, BUT its volume will equal 3 cups (cream doubles in volume when whipped) - where as a 12 ounce container of Cool Whip will give you 4 1/2 cups.

    The point I was trying to make is that most Cool Whip recipes specify a container size (not the number of cups needed) - Replacing whipped cream for Cool Whip requires knowing how many cups of Cool Whip are in a specific sized container so that you can have the same volume needed for your recipe.
    Keep in mind too, that "real whipped cream" is much more dense (heavier) than Cool Whip which is 40% air by volume, so you get more cups (volume) of Cool Whip for the same 12 ounce (weight) than you do with real whipped cream. icon_smile.gif

    I hope that is clearer. icon_smile.gif

    This info comes from Kraft Foods:
    Size of Tub............Yield
    8 ounce.................3 cups
    12 ounce............... 4 1/2 cups
    16 ounce............... 6 1/2 cups for REGULAR
    16 ounce............... 6 3/4 cups for LITE
    Zeldaz
    Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:13 pm
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    Unwhipped cream is sold in FLUID ounces, not weight. You could weigh it, though, if your recipe calls for weight.
    Dee514
    Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:03 pm
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    Heavy Cream:
    1 fl oz = 29.8 grams (12 fluid ounces of heavy cream (unwhipped) = 357.6 grams)
    1 cup, fluid = yields 2 cups whipped = 239.0 grams
    1 cup whipped cream = 120.0 grams
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    Zeldaz
    Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:32 pm
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    120 grams is 4.23287 ounces by weight. More or less. icon_lol.gif
    Big D Texas
    Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:52 pm
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    Thank you all for your answers, but I still have this question:

    I have a recipe that one of the ingredients is "2 cups of heavy cream unwhipped." It will later be whipped in the recipe.

    What size tub of Cool whip is that the equivalent to the amount of whipping cream I would end up with if I did it myself? ? 8 oz tub? 12 oz tub? 16 oz tub?

    I know that I am being dense, but, I just need to know the size of the Cool Whip tub that would be equal to whipping 2 cups of heavy cream after it is whipped.

    Thanks
    Dee514
    Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:19 pm
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    Big D Texas wrote:
    Thank you all for your answers, but I still have this question:

    I have a recipe that one of the ingredients is "2 cups of heavy cream unwhipped." It will later be whipped in the recipe.

    What size tub of Cool whip is that the equivalent to the amount of whipping cream I would end up with if I did it myself? ? 8 oz tub? 12 oz tub? 16 oz tub?

    I know that I am being dense, but, I just need to know the size of the Cool Whip tub that would be equal to whipping 2 cups of heavy cream after it is whipped.

    Thanks


    This info comes from Kraft Foods:
    Size of Tub............Yield
    8 ounce.................3 cups
    12 ounce............... 4 1/2 cups
    16 ounce............... 6 1/2 cups for REGULAR
    16 ounce............... 6 3/4 cups for LITE

    As previously stated:

    Liquid heavy cream doubles in volume when whipped!

    If you whip 2 cups of liquid heavy cream, you should end up with 4 to 5 cups of whipped cream (depending on how it is whipped) Some methods incorporate more air into the cream, giving you more volume or an "extra cup" of whipped cream..
    Big D Texas
    Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:54 pm
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    Thanks.............I will buy the 16 size and just scoop out 5 cups then.
    DrGaellon
    Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:45 pm
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    It depends on whether you are measuring in fluid ounces or avoirdupois (weight) ounces. Avoirdupois ounces are the same, regardless of the substance in question, so 12 oz by weight of Cool Whip will be replaced by 12 ounces by weight of real whipped cream; start with 12 ounces of heavy cream and whip to the desired consistency. Of course, fluid ounces don't change either - the real question is how much heavy cream do you need to make 12 fluid ounces (1 1/2 cups) of whipped cream. On average, cream doubles in volume when whipped, so 3/4 cup heavy cream will be 12 fluid ounces of whipped cream.
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