What is single cream called in USA?
Single cream is a lower fat cream with a fat content of 18-20%. It is sometimes known as “pouring cream” and is mostly used to pour over desserts. In the US there is light cream, which is the closest with a fat content of around 20%.
What can I use instead of single cream?
You can use heavy cream, whipping cream, crème Fraiche, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, whole milk, Greek yogurt, half-half or silken tofu, and coconut milk if you follow a dairy-free diet and don’t mind the coconut flavor.
Is single cream half and half?
Depending on where you are in the world, half and half may also be called half cream or single cream. Half and half is a cream that is made up of a blend of heavy cream and milk, a 50-50 split to be exact. Half and half has a higher milk fat percentage than milk but less than heavy cream.