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What's the differce between Half & half, and WHIPPING Cream?

I have a corn chowder Soup. it just says CREAM... which do I use?

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moemomma2

Asked by moemomma2 at 12:51 AM on Dec. 25, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • I would use half and half, or you could even use evaporated milk. Heavy cream is more for sauces.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 1:12 AM on Dec. 25, 2008

  • For that I would use the half and half. Whipping cream is generally for a dessert... I use it in creme bruillet (sp?)
    pupmom

    Answer by pupmom at 1:13 AM on Dec. 25, 2008

  • half and half is half milk and half cream.. so it's lighter.. whipping cream is just full on cream. if it's just for soup, i'd use half & half, or evaporated milk like pp said.
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 2:38 AM on Dec. 25, 2008

  • I'd use the half and half because it has less fat, but the soup won''t be as creamy as with whipping cream because whipping cream has a lot of fat. half and half is half milk and half cream.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:28 PM on Dec. 25, 2008

  • The difference is in the amount of fat in the milk. Half & Half is about the same as you could get combining half milk and half cream, hence the name. It can certainly be used in cooking as a substitute, although there will be a slight textural difference...it will be a bit lighter, a bit thinner, and a bit less rich...but that isn't necessarily a bad thing! lol
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 3:42 AM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • Thanks everyone. I'll try it with the half and half!

    Moe'
    moemomma2

    Answer by moemomma2 at 1:49 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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