What Is Half and Half?
Calorie Count of Half and Half
One ounce of half and half has about 40 calories.
That’s about the serving size most often used, since it is most commonly used in a cup of coffee.
Uses for Half and Half
Since half and half ranks low on the butterfat content scale, it is not often used in cooking or a likely ingredient for culinary purposes. Not too many recipes call for it because it really doesn’t perform well in cooking or baking, but it does make for a smooth cup of coffee.
*So beware – half and half will not hold a peak if whipped and it will not thicken your sauces if added to them. Yet some baked goods, for instance quiche, will call for half and half.
To make half and half at home you can blend 1 part whole milk with 1 part light cream or check our substitution table for more ways to substitute for half and half.
To find out how long half & half lasts, check out our half & half page