Tyler Florence’s Velvety Mashed Potatoes

1 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup olive oil, optional
Chopped fresh chives, for serving

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