How to make your own half-and-half … kitchen helper

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Have you seen recipes that have an ingredient called “half-and-half” and wondered what it is? Half-and-half is a commonly used ingredient in American recipes and is readily available in the USA. Here, in Australia, it’s not something that you can find in shops so we’ve got some tips on how to make your own.

Half-and-half is a mixture of equal parts full-cream milk and thickened cream. It has a higher fat content than milk but lower than cream and because it is thinner than cream, it can’t be whipped. It is frequently used in dessert recipes and you can substitute half-and-half with a mixture of 1 part full-cream milk to 1 part thickened cream, for example if a recipe calls for 400 mL of half-and-half, substitute with 200 mL full-cream milk plus 200mL thickened cream.

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