Can I substitute Low Fat Half & Half for Traditional Half & Half?
Yes, Low Fat Half & Half can be used in place of traditional Half & Half in most cooking and baking applications.
Can I cook and bake with Low Fat Half & Half?
Yes, you can cook and bake with Low Fat Half & Half.
Are there any recipes in which Low Fat Half does not work well?
There are certain cooking or baking recipes in which Low Fat Half & Half does not work as well as traditional half & half such as:•Candies from a boiled syrup, such as caramel and toffee
•Baked dishes, such as quiches, casseroles and homemade scalloped potato recipes
•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 substitute Low Fat Half & Half for milk?
Yes, you can cook and bake using Low Fat Half & Half in place of milk in most recipes.
How can half & half be low fat?
Because our Low Fat variety is produced similar to the Traditional variety, by 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 “Low Fat.” To meet the criteria for a “Low Fat” 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.
How do you recommend that I store Low Fat Half & Half?
This product requires refrigeration. For best results we recommend using it by the date stamped on the package. Once opened, the product should be used within 7 to 10 days.
We do not recommend freezing this product. Although freezing 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.
Where can I find Low Fat 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.