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Light cream (half&half)

What is light cream (half&half)? About the ingredient light cream (half&half). Including 788 recipes with light cream (half&half), nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Light cream, also half and half cream, or half cream is a mixture of one-part milk to one-part cream with a butterfat content of approximately 10%.

The United States dairy product known as half and half is a mixture of one part milk to one part cream. In the UK it's called half cream which is a very light cream commonly used in coffee.

Its butterfat content it lower in calories and more stable in coffee than heavier cream.

It is widely available in the United States, both in individual-serving containers and in bulk (usually not requiring refrigeration). It is also used to make ice cream. Non-fat versions of the product are also available, containing corn syrup and other ingredients.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (242g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 314Calories from Fat 250
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.8g 43%
Saturated Fat 17.3g 87%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.4
Protein 7.2g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 25% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Light cream (half&half) is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Light cream (half&half) is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does light cream (half&half) weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 242
1 tbsp 15
1 fl oz 30
1 container, individual (.5 fl oz) 15

In Chinese:淡奶油(半
British (UK) term: half cream
en français:crème légère
en español:crema ligera

Recipes using light cream (half&half)

There are 758 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Bacon-Asparagus Quiche
Ball Park Cherry Berry Ice Cream
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