Differences between Emborg Cooking Cream and Pasta Cream

Founded over 70 years ago, Emborg is the primary retail brand of Uhrenholt. Its range of dairy products is now marketed in over 84 countries. If you see them, you’ll surely recognise their signature royal purple packaging.

Emborg pasta cream and cooking cream

The Emborg pasta cream is both extra creamy and extra thick, as it has been specially developed for pasta sauce, and is also a little flavoured. It’s a full-bodied cream of 35% fat, whereas the Emborg cooking cream is a lighter non-flavoured alternative of about 20% fat. The lighter texture means it never clots even when it’s overheated. Perfect for dishes other than pasta, like soups and sauces.

British single cream and double cream

In the UK, most brands have single cream and double cream products. Single cream contains about 18% fat and can be used for pouring over puddings, in sauces and in coffee. Double cream is about 48% fat, whips easily and is thickest for puddings and desserts.

See what you can make with double cream.

Can I use the Emborg creams as a substitute for single or double cream?

The similarity in single cream and the Emborg cooking cream, and in double cream and the Emborg pasta cream, means they can be rightly substituted for each other. Single cream and the Emborg cooking cream both have lower fat content and can both be used for soups and sauces. Double cream and the Emborg pasta cream are both extra creamy and extra thick with a similar range of fat content and can be used for creamy pasta sauce.

Your choice of which Emborg cream or which substitute to use will depend on what you’re making, what fat content you desire, and if you want extra flavouring or not.

I personally prefer the Emborg cooking cream for its lower fat content and that it’s not flavoured, leaving my ingredients to give their natural flavours.

I definitely recommend trying these creamy pasta recipes!

30-Minute Creamy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

30-Minute Creamy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff


Do you prefer thicker or lighter cream in pasta dishes? Any favourite creamy pasta recipes? Share with me on Twitter and tag @dailyteaspoon or #dailyteaspoon!

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