Can I substitute Fat Free Half & Half for regular half & half?
Yes, Fat Free Half & Half can be used in place of Traditional Half & Half in most cooking and baking applications.
Are there any recipes in which Fat Free Half & Half does not work well?
Fat Free Half & Half does not work well in the following types of dishes. (Traditional Half & Half will work better):
• Candies from a boiled syrup, such as caramel and toffee
• Baked dishes, such as quiche, casseroles and homemade scalloped potatoes
• Sauces that do not contain a flour or cornstarch thickener
• Recipes that contain vinegar, such as cucumber and coleslaw recipes
• Ice cream recipes that do not contain fat
Can I cook and bake with Fat Free Half & Half?
Yes, Fat Free Half & Half works well in many recipes. Here are some suggestions:
• In flour or cornstarch thickened sauces, soups and gravies
• Baked goods, such as scones, muffins, cakes and quick breads
• Uncooked frostings, such as butter cream frosting
• Cooked custard creams
• Chocolate sauces and toppings
• Frozen ice cream desserts if the recipe contains fat or eggs
How can half & half be fat free?
Because our Fat Free Half & Half is produced similar to Traditional Half & Half, combining milk and cream, we can label it half & half. Half & half is a standardized food defined in 21 CFR 130.180. It states that half & half is a mixture of milk and cream which contains not less than 10.5% but less than 18% milkfat. In 1993, FDA enacted a new regulation to promote and facilitate the development of healthier foods. This regulation allows food manufacturers to modify a standardized food to meet a defined nutrient content claim. In this case, we have reduced the milkfat in half & half to meet the nutrient content claim “Fat Free.”
To meet the criteria for a “Fat Free” claim we have reduced the total fat to below 0.5 grams per serving by using less cream and nonfat milk in the place of whole milk. 21 CFR 130.10 also allows for the addition of other safe and suitable ingredients to improve texture, add flavor, improve appearance or add sweetness so that the fat reduced product is not inferior in performance characteristics to the standardized food defined in 21 CFR 130.180.
Can I substitute Fat Free Half & Half for milk?
Yes, Fat Free Half & Half works well in many recipes that include milk as an ingredient.
How do you recommend that I store Fat Free Half & Half?
This product requires refrigeration. For best resuls we recommend using it by the date stamped on the package. Once opened, the product should be used within 7-10 days. We do not recommend freezing this product. Although f reezing does not affect the safety or nutritional value of the product, texture and/or taste may be affected when the product is thawed. We do not guarantee the quality of our products if stored frozen.
What coffee or espresso drinks work well with Fat Free Half & Half?
Fat Free Half & Half is the perfect complement to coffee and espresso drinks. Hot coffee drinks will have a creamy rich flavor without the calories. Here are coffee drinks we suggest: Mocha Java or Cinnamon Hazelnut Latte.
What is the shelf life of the open container of Fat Free Half & Half?
The product should be used within 7 to 10 days of opening or by the date printed on the container, whichever date comes first.
Where can I find Fat Free Half & Half?
Please call 1-800-878-9762 for help locating this product in your area or click on the Where to Buy tab above.