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.

Cream skimmed from milk may be called "sweet cream" to distinguish it from whey cream skimmed from whey, a by-product of cheese-making. Whey cream has a lower fat content and tastes more salty, tangy and "cheesy".

Cream produced by cattle (particularly Jersey cattle) grazing on natural pasture often contains some natural carotenoid pigments derived from the plants they eat; this gives the cream a slight yellow tone, hence the name of the yellowish-white color, cream. Cream from goat's milk, or from cows fed indoors on grain or grain-based pellets, is white.

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... 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 ... Because of this, Kaleidoscoops is able to offer higher quality ice cream to customers for the same price as competitor's lower quality ice cream ...
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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"
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