The new baking powder made those beauties ever so lofty. There are some new products now and some imported brands, but in a regular store, those two kinds are pretty much it. From there it can be pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized, or include stabilizers or flavors, as long as the label notates its additions. i’ve often wondered exactly what half and half was when it came up in recipes. In the United States, the fat percentages of those products are 30 to 36%, and 3.25%, respectively. Reply, My inquiring mind has always wondered “what (really) is half-and-half?” Now I know. * No significant difference has been shown between milk from rBST-treated and non rBST-treated cows. Reply, thanks. Alternatively, one tablespoon of heavy cream will add a whopping 5.4 grams of fat to your count, with 3.5 grams from saturated fat. Reply, Thank you for this information, I read alot of US blogs and converting ingredients can be tricky. We are proud of where we come from. Go figure. It’s a silky, rich dairy product that adds the deliciousness of cream to soups and pastas without the heaviness of traditional cream. What is it used for? It worked great. At Humboldt Creamery, our organic half and half comes from pasture-raised cows in Humboldt County that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rBST* or antibiotics. It’s essential. You can also use it to add creaminess to scrambled eggs, pasta sauces, and even desserts. This is another wonderful bit of knowledge. It’s interesting how something one person takes for granted can be a complete mystery to someone in another country. This is a great insight on how I can make my own half and half. To truly call the dairy product half-and-half, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it is required to consist of no less than 10.5 percent milk fat, but less than 18 percent. It’s skimmed off during the manufacturing process. Perhaps it’s a regional thing? Half-and-half can be found in a wide variety of recipes, ranging from sweet to savory. Don’t be fooled by any products claiming to be “non-fat” organic half and half, because true half and half will contain fat by virtue of what it is. Store-bought half-and-half can be anywhere If you've ever gone to the store and decided you were feeling brave enough to make your own whipped cream instead of the aerosol can in the dairy coolers, this may have happened to you. I probably knew it once upon a time, but I’ve grown up and lost a few brain cells along the way. Cornell University reports that on average, ultra-pasteurized products can hang out on the shelves for 30-90 days with refrigeration. Danilo Alfaro has published more than 800 recipes and tutorials focused on making complicated culinary techniques approachable to home cooks. It’s not only lower in calories than coffee creamer but also less processed, contains healthier fats, and less likely to contain additives and extra sugar. It’s exactly what it sounds like — half milk, half cream. As it turns out, half-and-half does not mean the same thing to all people. If you are watching your calories, half-and-half is a good alternative to heavy cream. What combination would equal whole milk? Cream is graded according to its fat content, and most countries have specific standards regarding what defines heavy cream. Any ideas as to why this is happening? As a dairy product, half-and-half should be kept in the refrigerator. Reply, David, perfect timing since this is on my shopping list to make your chocolate pot de cremes for Thanksgiving! I baked my fruitcake (your recipe) yesterday. Thanks for an informative post! There’s something about the viscosity of cream in coffee that almost makes me gag – odd, because I don’t have that reaction to creamy things in general. At the end of the post, I linked to the standards put forth by the International Dairy Foods Association. Reply, Many brands don’t list their butterfat content, but they have to, by law, list their fat grams per serving on the nutritional panels in the United States. I’d never noticed. Half And Half is a timeless mix of loose cut Burley and Virginia tobaccos with flavorful notes of Cardamom, Coriander, and Maze. Our most popular products based on sales. ….so confused! When you use our dairy products, you know you’re getting the best. Is it the same thing? When you throw heavy cream into a vodka sauce for your upcoming penne pasta dish, it usually will work right into the mixture without much fuss, adding a beautiful, creamy texture to the sauce. One of the things I loved was a good Americano with half and half. One brand changed what they call it recently, to add to the confusion. Melissa: Ovaltine has chocolate and sugar added and it’s not the same thing, so you can’t swap them out.