Can You Use Clotted Cream in Coffee? Let’s Find Out

can you use clotted cream in coffee

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Since the birth of coffee, there has been a longing to experiment. We’ve seen this with the creation of the expresso, the cappuccino, and even the latte. Years upon years of testing what works have led you to this point in time with one simple question: Can you use clotted cream in coffee?

Well, we’re sorry that we have to be the ones to burst your bubble but here’s the unfortunate answer.

Can You Use Clotted Cream in Coffee? The Answer

Putting clotted cream into coffee tends to ruin the flavor and texture. This is because the cream in general is too heavy for a cup of coffee. The same goes for other heavy creams and whipped cream. 

Although, lighter creams do complement coffee. That’s why coffee drinkers often use these types instead. For instance, you’ve most likely heard of “half and half” which is a combination of both milk and cream.

Fun Facts About Clotted Cream

In America, clotted cream is classed as butter due to its high-fat content. So, it’s no surprise that it wouldn’t go well in a cup of joe. The fat content must be at least 55% otherwise it cannot be called clotted cream.

The delicious cream/butter depending on what you want to call it has an incredibly short shelf life. Why are we telling you this? Well, if you’re wondering why clotted cream isn’t more popular this is mainly the reason. Even with the latest advancements in technology, keeping clotted cream from going out of date quickly is very difficult.

Devonshire cream is another name used for this type of cream. Originating from, you guessed it, Devon, United Kingdom. It’s primarily used as an accompaniment for both hot and cold desserts. Again, more reasons why it would be a terrible choice to put into your coffee.

Alternatives to Use 

Now we’ve answered: can you use clotted cream in coffee, let’s look at better options you can use. 

The first option you have is milk (no kidding, right?). Keep in mind that there are various types you can use, both dairy and non-dairy. Alongside your standard options of whole, reduced-fat, or skimmed milk there are crazier options.

For example, try coconut milk! You’ll receive a mildly nutty taste with a noticeable sour aftertaste, along with some added health benefits. Although this may not suit everyone’s taste buds, many coffee drinkers enjoy it.

We’ve already discussed half and half so let’s not go into much detail about that one. Plus, unless you’ve been living under a rock you would have thought about using it.

There are also a bunch of coffee creamer products on the market. A quick browse of the local supermarket and you’ll often see various things to choose from. Not to mention, with every passing year, the flavors of these creamers seem to become weirder and weirder. For instance, in “Créme Brulee Liquid Coffee Creamer”, who comes up with these ideas?

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