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Difference Between Buttermilk and Whipping Cream

Buttermilk vs Whipping Cream

Buttermilk and whipping cream are milk products that are not the same. These are different products that are created from the same source. Buttermilk and whipping cream are made through different processes and have different texture and taste.

Whipping cream is the layer of fat which is formed naturally on the top of a container of milk before it is homogenized. Whipping cream is normally separated from the whole milk through a centrifugal force.

Buttermilk, which contains no butter, is produced after the churning of the milk. The remaining milk is called buttermilk.

Whipping cream, which is also known as heavy cream, is ultra-pasteurized and it has a shelf life of 60 days. On the other hand, buttermilk only stays up to two weeks. Buttermilk may also be used for baking even after the expiration date.

When it comes to the taste,there are differences. Buttermilk tastes more like butter whereas whipping cream is sweeter and almost similar to that of whole milk.

Another difference that can be seen is that whipping creams contain more fat than buttermilk. While whipping cream contains 37 gm of fat per cup, buttermilk contains only 2 gm of fat.

Both whipping milk buttermilk have different uses. Whipping cream is used for dessert toppings, thickening soups, making ice creams and sauces. Whipping cream is also used as a base for many dishes. Buttermilk is one of the most common ingredients in baking. It is also used as a base for soups. Since buttermilk is high in acidity, it is considered as a marinade.

Summary

1. Whipping cream is the layer of fat, which is formed naturally on the top of a container of milk before it is homogenized. Buttermilk, which contains no butter, is produced after the churning of the milk. The remaining milk is called buttermilk.

2. Whipping cream is ultra-pasteurized and it has a shelf life of 60 days. On the other hand, buttermilk only stays up to two weeks.

3. Buttermilk tastes more like butter whereas whipping cream is sweeter and almost similar to that of whole milk.

4. Whipping creams contain more fat than buttermilk.

5. Whipping cream is used for dessert toppings, thickening soups, making ice creams and sauces and used as base for many dishes. Buttermilk is one of the most common ingredients in baking. Buttermilk is also used as a base for soups. Since buttermilk is high in acidity, it is considered as a marinade.

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