Half And Half


Mixture of 50%% cow milk and 50%% cow cream. Typically sold pre-mixed in pint containers and used to lighten coffee and tea.


Translations: Half un pusi, Pusė ir pusė, Juma-juma, Pola-pola, Half Và Half, Pół na pół, Half en half, आधा और आधा, Metade e metade, Пополам, Μισό και το μισό, تساو, 밀크 커피, Půl na půl, Половине и пол, At Half Half, 各半, Meitat i meitat, Pol in pol, Pol na pol, Metà e metà, חצי חצי, Half and Half, Setengah Dan Setengah, 半々, Moitié-moitié, Halb und Halb, Halvt af, Halv og en halv, Mitad y mitad, Пополам, Puolet ja puolet, Половина и половина

Physical Description

The United States dairy product known as half and half is a mixture of one part milk to one part cream. According to United States federal standards, Half-and-half is the food consisting of a mixture of milk and cream which contains not less than 10.5 percent but less than 18 percent milkfat. It is pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized, and may be homogenized. By comparison, "heavy cream" has not less than 36 percent milk fat, and light cream is between 18 and 30 percent milk fat.

Colors: White, Milky

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Milky, Creamy, Sweet
Mouthfeel: Thick, Rich
Food complements: Cakes, Pies
Beverage complements: Coffee, Tea
Substitutes: Milk, Whipping cream

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Choose Half & Half by brand of your choice.
Buying: You can purchase at your local Grocery Store.

Conserving and Storing

In the refrigerator


Half and Half is known as "half cream" in Great Britain. In some regions of the world, "half and half" refers to various drink combinations including half lemonade and half ice tea in the southern United States, half coffee and half hot chocolate in colder climates, and a number of alcoholic beverages throughout the world



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