What is cream?

  • (noun): The best people or things in a group.
    Example: "The cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
    Synonyms: pick
    See also — Additional definitions below


Cream is a dairy product that is composed of the higher-butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization. In un-homogenized milk, over time, the lighter fat rises to the top. In the industrial production of cream this process is accelerated by using centrifuges called "separators". In many countries, cream is sold in several grades depending on the total butterfat content. Cream can be dried to a powder for shipment to distant markets.

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Some articles on cream:

Kaleido Scoops - Operations
... of sales revenue, although it does levy a $2 surcharge per each tub of ice cream, which made up the bulk of its earnings in 2001 ... Even with the surcharge, ice cream costs about 30% less for store owners buying from KaleidoScoops than from Baskin-Robbins, according to Fletcher ... Kaleidoscoops is able to offer higher quality ice cream to customers for the same price as competitor's lower quality ice cream ...
Crème Fraiche
... 'fresh cream') is a sour cream containing about 28% butterfat and with a pH of around 4.5 ... It is soured with bacterial culture, but is less sour than U.S.-style sour cream and has a lower viscosity and a higher fat content ... European labeling regulations disallow ingredients other than cream and bacterial culture ...
... is a glaze, icing, sauce, or filling for pastries made from chocolate and cream ... Ganache is normally made by heating cream, then pouring it over chopped dark semi-sweet chocolate ... it will be served, the ratio of chocolate to cream is varied to obtain the desired consistency ...
Bruster's Ice Cream
... Bruster's Ice Cream is a chain of ice cream parlors whose ice cream and frozen yogurt is made from a milk-based mix at each individual store ... All of the ice cream is made fresh in the stores in order to avoid ice crystal formation ... Bruster's also makes a variety of handmade ice cream cakes as well as homemade waffle cones ...
Cream - Other Items Called "cream"
... Many non-edible substances are called creams due merely to their consistency shoe cream is runny, unlike waxy shoe polish face cream is a cosmetic ... There is generally no restriction on describing non-edible products as creams ... jurisdictions restrict the use of the word cream for foods ...

More definitions of "cream":

  • (verb): Add cream to one's coffee, for example.
  • (noun): Toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin.
    Synonyms: ointment, emollient
  • (verb): Make creamy by beating.
    Example: "Cream the butter"
  • (noun): The part of milk containing the butterfat.
  • (verb): Remove from the surface.
    Example: "Skim cream from the surface of milk"
    Synonyms: skim, skim off, cream off
  • (verb): Put on cream, as on one's face or body.
    Example: "She creams her face every night"

Famous quotes containing the word cream:

    After a few months’ acquaintance with European “coffee,” one’s mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all, and a thing which never existed.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    How wonderful to meet such a natural little girl. She knows what she wants and she asks for it. Not like these over-civilized little pets that have to go through analysis before they can choose an ice cream soda.
    John Lee Mahin (1902–1984)

    If there be any man who thinks the ruin of a race of men a small matter, compared with the last decoration and completions of his own comfort,—who would not so much as part with his ice- cream, to save them from rapine and manacles, I think I must not hesitate to satisfy that man that also his cream and vanilla are safer and cheaper by placing the negro nation on a fair footing than by robbing them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)