Why is it that most coffee shops have skim, whole, and half and half? Why don't they put out heavy cream?
Any place that provides whipped cream from a CO2 can has it, you just have to ask for it.
If you're lucky they won't charge you.
All of the Starbucks I've been to haven't, but they're confused unless I specifically state "I'd like a __ __ with cold heavy whipping cream."
At a smaller, mom & pop type coffee shop, your mileage may vary.
Most of them have it, just behind the counter, so you have to ask for it.
I assume because it's not used very often and a lot would go to waste if they put it out in carafes.
I always have to ask at Starbucks, where they refer to it as "heavy whipping cream". Just make sure they understand the difference between "whipping" and "whipped". The smaller shops don't seem to stock it due to low demand.
If you're at a restaurant, you can ask for "manufacturing cream". It's the same thing as heavy cream. Chefs in the kitchen use it to make cream sauces.
The downside to having heavy cream when going out is it's the "ultra-pasteurized with carageenan" variety. If you have no issues with carageenan, then go for it!
Yes, it's expensive and perceived to be unhealthy. On the road I get my coffee from convenience stores (Wawa and 7-eleven) and the only way you can get heavy cream is to purchase it--and their's is awful. I always carry my own in the car in a cooler bag. Trader Joe's has the cheapest and best tasting IMO--with no added garbage.
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