Cream types

Types of Cream Around the World

Every part of the world uses different cream terminology based on its fat content. It causes a lot of confusion – sometimes on this website. For example, here in Australia a popular type of cream is called “thickened cream”. This has a high fat content and is ideal for making ice cream. However, sometimes readers from other parts of the world think thickened cream means it needs to be beaten first. I can understand why they’d think that.

It’s time to clear this up.

I’ve whipped up a quick infographic (sorry for the bad pun) which shows cream terminology in Australia, Canada, UK and USA. Sorry to the countries I left off but I didn’t want things to get too confusing so I kept it simple.

I hope this helps.

Types of cream around the world

Cream terminology

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  1. Gerri September 10, 2018

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