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What is the real cream used in coffee?

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villageidiot | | Aug 26, 2010 11:07 PM

A very long time ago, I remember people using "real cream" in their coffee. Several years ago after staying at a 5 star hotel, "real cream" was brought to the table for our coffee. It was unbelievably better than any kind of creamer, dry or liquid, that I had been using. When I returned home, I tried to find cream at our groceries. No one had it. There was half and half, but not any kind of cream. I have checked occasionally since then, with no luck. (I am trying to stop using powdered coffee creamer.)

BUT, today while in the store, I found these:
whipping cream
heavy cream
light cream
heavy whipping cream

Confused, I came home with only fat free half and half. :-(

I read the posts here regarding the difference between whipping, heavy, light, cream, and understand that.

My question is this: do any of you know which is the kind of cream that was used in coffee before all of the "fancy" liquid and powdered creamers came along?

Thanks a lot!!!

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