What Is Cream of Milk, and How to Do?

How many recipes is to ask for sour cream? Dozens, true? Well, if there was any doubt as to the difference between the cream of the Portuguese and the cream to the brazilian, this article will clarify everything once and for all. Learn about the different types of cream and learn how to make your cream at home.

What Is Cream of Milk, and How to Do 1

In Brazil there is more than one kind of cream that are divided by the fat content. The most common are:

  • Box (200ml) – From 17 to 20% fat (this may vary depending on the brand)
  • Tin (300ml) – 20 to 25% fat (this may vary depending on the brand)
  • Bottle or package (500ml) – 30 to 35% fat (this may vary depending on the brand)



The cream of the milk box and the tin are intended for the same use. Are ideal for sweet recipes, savory, cold or hot. However, the box comes mixed with a serum that leaves a little more liquid.

The tin has the separated serum at the top. To make a small opening in the can is it possible to remove the whey (liquid part) and the cream will be thicker, and may even leave the whole of the tin.
Both are very similar with the consistency of the cream, the Portuguese, in spite of the nata Portuguese “to hit” have the same amount of fat that the brazilian version of the bottle or package (35%).


The cream bottle or the package, the version more greasy, it is what in Brazil is called cream. It is quite liquid and, because it is the most greasy, (as well as the Portuguese version) is intended for preparation of whipped cream. Just leave it in the fridge until cold and then beat in the mixer until you get the right point. If you let go too much to the point, you’ll notice that he will be solid and will turn into butter.
This more liquid and greasy, also has a solid version (a little less butter), sold in packaging, for the same use to make whipped cream, but it is necessary to be attentive to point. As it is more solid, is near the point of the butter and process in the mixer should be fast enough to not carve.

Therefore, if you find a recipe brazilian that includes the cream of fresh milk in the ingredients, in Portugal you should use the cream (too greasy and the most liquid).

What Is Cream of Milk, and How to Do 2


– Ingredients –

  • 500 ml water
  • 2 gems drained
  • 100 g butter without salt
  • 100 g of margarine
  • 3 tablespoons of milk powder

– Mode of preparation –

  1. After sifting through the gems, dilute them in water and heat it until it boils, stirring constantly. Meanwhile, in a blender, add the butter, the vegetable fat and milk powder.
  2. When the water with the egg yolks to a boil, add it to the blender and mix everything for 5 minutes. Do not be alarmed if the result is liquid because it is even so that should stay.
  3. Place in glass jars, sterilized and keep in the refrigerator up to a week. The cream can only be consumed after 12 hours, at least, in the fridge.

What Is Cream of Milk, and How to Do 3


– Ingredients –

  • 2 mugs of milk
  • 4 tablespoons tablespoon of chocolate powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar soup
  • 200 g of milk cream

– Mode of preparation –

  1. Take the milk, the chocolate powder and the sugar on the stove and heat until it begins to boil slightly. Remove from stove and add the sour cream mixing well until smooth.
  2. You can serve immediately, or bring to the heat to warm up a bit.