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cream in Food topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcreamcream1 /kriːm/ ●●● S2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 DF[uncountable] a thick yellow-white liquid that rises to the top of milk πŸ”Š fresh cream πŸ”Š strawberries and cream2 [uncountable] a pale yellow-white colour3 [countable, uncountable]DF used in the names of foods containing cream or something similar to it πŸ”Š cream of chicken soup4 [countable, uncountable]DCBMH a thick smooth substance that you put on your skin to make it feel soft, treat a medical condition etc β†’ lotion πŸ”Š sun cream πŸ”Š face cream5 β†’ the cream of somethingCOLLOCATIONStypes of creamsingle cream British English (=thin cream that you can pour easily)double cream British English, heavy cream American English (=thick cream)whipping cream (=that becomes thick when you beat it)clotted cream British English (=very thick cream that you cannot pour)sour/soured cream (=with a slightly sour taste – used in cooking)fresh creamUse about 100ml of fresh cream.thick cream British EnglishPour some thick cream over the strawberries.whipped cream (=made thick and light by beating it)verbswhip/whisk/beat the cream (=make it thicker by beating it)Whip the cream until it is thick and light.serve something with creamServe the apple tart warm with thick cream.cream + NOUNa cream cake/bun British English (=a cake with cream inside)a cream tea British English (=tea with small cakes called scones, that you eat with cream and jam)
Examples from the Corpus
creamβ€’ banana cream pieβ€’ A merit of the product is that it lacks the fat and, therefore, the calories of cream.β€’ The doctor gave me some cream to put on my rash.β€’ Serve with apple sauce, sour cream or jam.β€’ Sure enough, there came the dollop of raspberry-stained cream.β€’ Do you take cream or sugar in your coffee?β€’ Allow the gelatine to cool, then add to the trout cream. 7.β€’ The fresh cheese with cream was all we, or at any rate I, wanted.