Half and Half (dairy)

Half and Half is made of half heavy cream and half milk. Its uses include lightening coffee, enriching soups and stews and in baked goods.

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Ice Cream
Half and Half (dairy)

Can milk be used instead of half and half for making homemade ice cream?

Maybe whole milk if you're using an ice cream maker. You need something with fat/cream in it to solidify with the other ingredients. If you are using a specialized blender (like vita-mix or blend-tec) skim milk can be used when making soft serve (if your fruits/berries are frozen).

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You can use whole milk and whipping cream for the fat in the ice cream.

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Tomatoes
Soups and Stews
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Can you substitute half and half for milk in canned tomato soup?

I would say yes. My cousins were heating some up and we were out of milk and they used the (last of) half and half. They gave me some and were making faces and smirking. I think they thought it would taste nasty, but it was quite good.

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Why is half and half called half and half?

Because it's comprised of 50% milk and 50% cream or milk fat.

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Half and Half (dairy)

Can you use half and half instead of heavy cream in recipe?

In general, yes. For most recipes, it will be fine. Half and half will be a little lighter. The heavy cream will give it a more rich creamy texture. However, if you are in a jam, it will usually do just fine.

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If you don't have half and half milk what can you use?

whole milk, or whipping cream

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Can you make whip cream from half and half?

Well, if you tried, it would be runny and bubbly. It wouldn't really be whipped cream. Don't ty it. Go get some whipped cream.

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Dairy Management and Production
Half and Half (dairy)

Can heavy cream be substituted for half and half?

it depends on what kind of cow ans what type of other cream

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Calorie Count
Half and Half (dairy)

How many calories in 3 oz of half and half?

There are about 127 calories in 3 ounces of half and half.

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Where can you buy half and half?

Any grocery or convenience store carrying dairy products sells 'half and half' cream.

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What is the difference between half and half and milk?

Half and half is part cream , part milk and milk is milk.

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What percent of cream is half and half?

18%

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What is half and half?

Half and half is a type of milk.
It is a mixture of milk and cream

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Half and Half (dairy)

Can you substitute half and half in cake?

Yes, you will end up with 4 quarters.

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What is the difference between heavy cream and half and half?

Heavy cream has a much higher fat content than half-n-half. Heavy cream is all cream where half-n-half is half heavy cream and half whole milk.

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Half and Half (dairy)

How many calories are in half and half cream?

2 tablespoons (1 serving) are about 40 calories.

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Can half and half be substituted for heavy cream?

No, because the scientific composition of the cellular structure of half and half has less oxygen-phosphate molecules than heavy cream. Although, if you alter the cellular activity by using a magnetic beam to separate the atoms and fuse the neutrons and protons, you can get heavy half and half, which is biologically approximate to heavy cream.

If you are using the heavy cream to whip, half and half won't work. If you are using the cream just for flavor and texture, half and half can be used and will work fine.

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How many calories in one cup of half and half?

1 cup of half and half is about 315 calories.

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What is half and half nails?

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Half and Half (dairy)

How do you convert heavy cream into half and half?

equal parts whole milk and heavy cream

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Half and Half (dairy)

Can you substitute milk for half and half?

Yes, but in cooking you should know that half and half is richer than milk and in some recipes the substitution may not work properly for the recipe.

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How much half and half do you use to replace milk?

I just had a recipe that I substituted half and half for milk (because I ran out of milk) and I used the same exact that was called for regular milk and my recipe came out perfect. I'm sure if you are making a custard, cream type dessert you will probably be able to tell the difference, but I made apple cinnamon bread and it was fine.

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Can you substitute half and half for cream?

It really depends on the recipe and the needed consistency. In most cases, half&half or even whole milk can be substituted for light cream to make a recipe healthier. If the recipe calls for heavy cream, it's really a judgment call. You might try a halved recipe with half&half to test before making a full batch.

Substituting half&half or milk in a recipe calling for sweet (whipping) cream is generally NOT recommended.

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Dairy Management and Production
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What is better for mashed potatoes half and half or heavy cream?

half @ half

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Can you whip fat free half and half?

nope. i whipped for 45 minutes with electric mixer and it never got thick.

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Can you substitute cream for half and half?

If you do not have half and half you can substitute with one of two things. First you can use milk, though this will not be nearly as creamy and can effect both the taste and texture of what you are making. Alternatively, if you have heavy cream you can mix the cream with low-fat milk for homemade half and half.

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