COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR CREAM

About Media Crema

What is Media Crema?

Media Crema is a light/table cream that adds creaminess and richness to your favorite savory and sweet recipes.

What is Media Crema made of?

Regular (7.6 fl oz): Light cream, carrageenan (thickening and stabilizer), sodium alginate (stabilizer), disodium phosphate (emulsifier)
Lite (7.6 fl oz): Light cream, carrageenan (stabilizer and thickening), sodium alginate (stabilizer), disodium phosphate(emulsifier), sodium citrate (emulsifier)

Does Media Crema contain added sugar?

No, Media Crema does not have any added sugar but it might have a sweet taste as creams usually do.

Can I cook with Media Crema?

Yes! Media Crema is a great way to add rich, creamy dairy to both savory and sweet recipes. Do not heat in closed can. Remove product from the can and heat in a heat safe container.

How can I use Media Crema?

Media Crema can be used straight from the can, it is great for making fruit salads, smoothies and savory salads. It is also great for pasta sauces, dressings, and soups. See our recipe page to get more recipe ideas.

Can I make whipped cream with half cream table cream?

Yes! Media Crema should be refrigerated and cold prior to whipping the product so it will thicken to a whipping cream consistency.

What is table cream?

Table cream is also known as light cream, which contains at least 18-30% milk fat.

What is the difference between table cream and other creams?

Table cream is also known as light cream, which contains at least 18-30% milk fat. Other dairy creams will have more or less fat content, and the process by which they are manufactured may vary. Milk fat content and manufacturing process will impact texture, consistency and flavor.

What is the difference between table cream and half & half?

Table cream contains 18-30% milk fat while half-and-half is a mixture of milk and cream that contains 10.5-18% milk fat.

What is the difference between table cream and heavy cream?

Table cream contains 18-30% milk fat while heavy cream contains at least 36% milk fat.

What is the difference between table cream and evaporated milk?

Table cream contains 18-30% milk fat while evaporated milk contains at least 6.5% milk fat, at least 16.5% milk solids, and at least 23% by weight of total milk solids. Table cream is obtained by fat separation and standardization of liquid milk while evaporated milk is obtained by removing (evaporating) water from milk – therefore the water evaporated.

What is the difference between table cream and sweetened condensed milk?

Table cream contains 18-30% milk fat and no added sugar, while sweetened condensed milk contains not less than 8% by weight of milk fat, and not less than 28% by weight of total milk solids. Table cream is obtained by fat separation and standardization of liquid milk while sweetened condensed milk is obtained by partial removal of water and the addition of a safe and suitable nutritive carbohydrate sweetener such as sugar.

Are Media Crema products free of allergens?

Media Crema is dairy and so it contains milk. Please see the ingredient statements on our products to identify major allergens.

Are Media Crema products Kosher?

No, it is not Kosher certified.

Is Media Crema Halal certified?

No, it is not Halal certified.

Is Media Crema vegetarian?

Can you use Media Cream for the Keto diet?
Because Media Cream contains <1 gram of total carbohydrates, it can be used as part of a keto-friendly diet.

Shelf Life & Storage

Does Media Crema need to be refrigerated or frozen?

As with any dairy, refrigerate after opening and use within a few days. Do not freeze.

What is the best way to store Media Crema?

Keep in a cool dry place. Do not freeze. Refrigerate after opening.

How long does Media Crema last?

Please refer to Best if Used by Date indicated on the can. As with any dairy product, refrigerate after opening and use with a few days to ensure best quality.

Can I use Media Crema past the Best if Used By Date?
 

We recommend using the product by the Best if Used By Date because it indicates optimum quality for the product.

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