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what the heck is crema vegetal?

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I just moved to mexico and I have been eating ice cream from the grocery store called holanda. one of the principle ingredients is crema vegatal. is it lactose free? it is pretty darn good imho. All flavors I tried have been outstanding. it almost tastes like cool whip. Love cool whip. I also bought some pastry cream at the grocery store with was "crema batida vegetal"? any help would be appreciated.

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  1. it's non-dairy/vegetable-based cream..and yes, since it's dairy-free, it's lactose-free.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Do you know of any products in the US that use this which i may be more familiar with?

      1. re: hokiefan

        actually, you already know...or at least your taste buds do ;)

        Cool Whip.