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      Condensed cream, dairy product

      What Is Condensed Cream?

      Condensed cream is a dairy product known for its thick and concentrated consistency. It is a staple in many kitchens worldwide, sought out by consumers due to its versatility in cooking and baking applications. Unlike regular cream, condensed cream undergoes a process that removes a significant amount of water content, resulting in a product with a richer texture and a higher fat concentration. 


      How is condensed cream made?

      Condensed cream is typically made by simmering regular cream at a low heat to reduce its water content. This slow-cooking process involves evaporating a substantial portion of the water, which results in a thicker and more concentrated product. Sometimes, sweeteners may be added to create sweetened condensed cream, commonly used in desserts. The final product is checked for food quality assurance before commercial distribution. 

      Making commercial condensed cream 

      Jet Cook technology makes this process simpler. The fastest and most energy-efficient steam cooking system available, Jet Cook delivers better taste & texture at lower costs compared to other systems. 

      Jet Cook represents a groundbreaking fluid processing solution capable of homogenising, emulsifying, entraining, pumping, and heating with exceptional performance. DCN Jet Cook can be utilised either In-Tank as part of a DCN Kettle System or In-Line for continuous single pass or re-circulation heating. 

      The mix is then subjected to vacuum cooling (also known as flash cooling) to promote the formation of small lactose crystals, which contributes to a smooth product.

      How is condensed cream used in recipes?

      Condensed cream finds its way into a variety of recipes, adding richness and depth of flavour. Here are some common ways to use condensed cream in cooking and baking:

      Desserts and Sweet Treats:

      Condensed cream is a key ingredient in many dessert recipes, such as fudge, toffee, and caramel. Its higher sugar content and thick consistency contribute to the sweetness and texture of these treats.

      Creamy Sauces and Gravies:

      In savoury dishes, condensed cream can be used to create creamy sauces and gravies. Its concentrated nature adds a velvety texture adding to the richness of the sauce.

      Coffee and Beverages:

      Some prefer to use condensed cream as a sweetener and creamer in coffee and hot chocolate. 


      Condensed cream is a popular ingredient in baking, contributing to the moistness and richness of cakes, brownies, and bars. It can also be a key component in making homemade ice cream.

      Soups and Stews:

      In certain cuisines, condensed cream is added to soups and stews to provide a creamy consistency. This is particularly common in recipes where richness is desired.

      The Versatility and Convenience of Jet Cook for Condensed Cream

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      Frequently Asked Questions 

      What is condensed cream used for?

      Condensed cream is used to create pies and puddings, moist cakes, cookies and candies, as well as savoury dishes such as soups and to add to sauces and dips. 

      What can I use instead of condensed milk?

      Condensed cream can be used as an alternative to condensed milk as well as in a variety of recipes including soups, casseroles, and sauces. It’s also commonly used in desserts like pies, puddings, and sweet dips. Additionally, it can be used in coffee or tea as a sweet, creamy addition.

      Can you whip condensed cream?

      Yes, you can! Condensed cream can be whipped as long as the equipment being used to whip the cream is chilled.

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