Which Cream to Use
When comparing whipping cream vs. heavy cream, the difference is in the percentage of fat. Each type of “cream” has a different use. Use the guide below to help you determine which product is right for the job!
- Half & Half
Half and half is just that, half milk and half cream. With 10.5-18% milk fat, it’s commonly used in coffee or on cereal.
- Light Cream
Light Cream, or table cream, has anywhere from 18-30% fat. The most common is 20% milk fat. Light cream, used to make a lite whipped cream or as a light cream base to your coffee.
- Whipping Cream
With 30-36% milk fat, whipping cream is a great option to make any dish thicker and creamier. It also makes great homemade whipped cream! Note: The whipped cream won’t be as stiff, as it’s not a heavy cream.
- Heavy Cream
Heavy cream has 36-40% milk fat and is the richest cream. Just like whipping cream, it’s used to thicken sauces and soups.
Source: marthastewart.com; Different Uses for Cream
Delicious Cream Based Recipes
Cream has a variety of uses. It can make cakes more fluffy and soups more creamy. And don’t forget your morning coffee!
Check out our favorite cream-based recipes below!
- Orange Cream Pie
- Holiday Mocha Eggnog
- Chocolate Tart with Orange Cookies Crust
- Creamy Mushroom Soup
- Chicken Corn Chowder
- Homemade Cultured Butter
- Homemade whipped cream
Why Choose Kalona SuperNatural?
Here at Kalona SuperNatural, we do less–not more, when it comes to providing you with organic dairy. Our organic whipping cream is non-homogenized with no additives or stabilizers. It is also batch-pasteurized at a low temperatures, leaving a fresh farm taste. Looking for something a little lighter? Try our organic half and half.
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