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cream

1. cream sherry a full-bodied sweet sherry
2. 
a. a yellowish-white colour
b. (as adjective): cream wallpaper

Cream

 

a dairy product with a high fat content, obtained by separating whole milk into cream and skim milk. Before the invention of the cream separator, cream was obtained by allowing milk to stand between 12 and 24 hours and removing or pouring off the cream that had formed. Dairies produce cream with fat contents of 10,20, and 35 percent (see Table 1).

Table 1. Chemical composition (in percentages) and caloric value of different types of cream
*1 calorie = 4.19 kilojoules
Fat .......................102035
Protein .....................3.43.02.4
Lactose ....................4.23.62.7
Minerals....................0.60.50.3
Water......................81.872.959.6
Calories* per 100g .............117.3213.1334.5

In addition to table cream, condensed and powdered cream are also produced. Most cream is made into butter. Cream is also used in the manufacture of sour cream and ice cream.

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MILE HIGH MILK PUNCH 50ml Zacapa XO, 10ml apricot brandy, 40ml Half & Half (half milk, half cream), 2 drops almond extract, dash of Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters (Bitter Truth), dash egg white, 1/2 bar spoon English breakfast marmalade, grated nutmeg Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
* To make the best ice cream, use half milk and half cream. You will need to separate goat milk with a cream separator, or save up enough by Skimming off the top.
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Jackson BROAD STREET CHEESE GRITS 1 quart hot water 1/2 pint half and half cream 2 tablespoons margarine 6 cups grits--Quaker Instant is fine!
Each layer is sandwiched with half cream, drizzled with cointreau and half chocolate, then covered in chocolate and decorated with hearts.