Heavy whipping cream, also known as heavy cream or simply whipping cream is a common ingredient in cooking and baking. It has a rich, creamy texture that can enhance the flavor and consistency of recipes.
Aldi sells heavy whipping cream all year long. However, during baking season (usually around October through Easter), Aldi sells other heavy whipping cream options, such as a Simply Nature organic heavy whipping cream option.
The heavy whipping cream at Aldi is sold under the brand name Friendly Farms - a private label brand exclusive to Aldi. You can find a variety of dairy products under the Friendly Farms brand including: milk, cream, yogurt, and other dairy-based items.
Aldi heavy whipping cream could be found under the Countryside Creamery brand name in the past. It appears that Aldi started using the Friendly Farms brand name rather than Countryside Creamery within the recent past.
Aldi heavy whipping cream can be found in the refrigerated section next to milk products like regular milk and oat milk.
The heavy whipping cream comes in a 32 ounce carton. This is equivalent to one quart. The carton is mainly a bright red with yellow accents. The packaging label says:
Rich & Creamy
Heavy Whipping Cream
Grade A Ultra-Pasteurized
Our farmers no artificial growth hormones pledge
As of 6/30/2023, a 32 ounce (1 quart) carton of Aldi heavy whipping cream costs $4.69. This factors out to $2.35 per pint.
Ingredients: heavy cream (milk), mono and diglycerides, carrageenan, disodium phosphate, polysorbate 80, sodium citrate. Contains: milk
Nutrition Facts & Calorie Information
Serving size: 1 tablespoon
Amounter per serving:
Total Fat: 5g
Sat. Fat: 3.5g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
Total Carb: <1g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Total Sugars: <1g
Added Sugars: 0g
Vitamin D: 0mcg | 0% DV
Calcium: 0mg | 0% DV
Iron: 0mg | 0%
Potassium: 15mg | 0% DV
Vitamin A: 62mcg | 6% DV
Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe
There is even a recipe for homemade whipped cream on the side of Aldi's heavy whipping cream carton:
Frequently Asked Questions
Can heavy whipping cream be frozen?
Yes, heavy whipping cream can be frozen. Freezing heavy whipping cream can help extend its shelf life if you have more than you can use before it spoils. However, it's important to note that the texture of the cream may change slightly after freezing, and it may not whip up as smoothly as fresh cream.
Can heavy whipping cream be used in coffee or tea?
Yes, heavy whipping cream can be used in coffee or tea to add richness and creaminess. It is a popular choice for those who prefer a richer and more indulgent flavor in their hot beverages. You can add it directly to the coffee or tea or it can be frothed or whipped.
How many calories are in heavy whipping cream?
Heavy whipping cream typically contains approximately 50-60 calories per tablespoon. The calorie content can vary by brand. Since heavy whipping cream is high in fat, most of its calories come from fat.
It's always a good practice to review the nutritional information on the specific brand or packaging of heavy whipping cream you are using, as the calorie content may vary slightly.