Rich Products has launched a liquid dairy alternative for the professional kitchen claimed to “outshine heavy cream on virtually all fronts.” Made with rice, pea protein and canola oil, the creme has 10% fewer calories, 30% less fat, 89% less saturated fat, no trans-fat, and no cholesterol.
“The product has an innate, very appealing, yet very mellow flavor that stands above liquid dairy,” said Chef Gregory Helinski, a culinary manager for Rich’s national commercial chains. “It carries flavors better than dairy, because it’s not bringing its own significant profile into the mix. Instead, it accepts and highlights other flavors very well, both sweet and savory, which is very liberating.”
The creme won’t split or scorch, and won’t form a skin. It can be diluted from heavy cream to skim milk by adding water and doesn’t break when heated (or when frozen and reheated), and if it should get close to breaking, it can be brought back, whereas heavy cream can’t be restored, added Chef Gregory.