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what the heck is crema vegetal?

hokiefan Feb 23, 2009 11:12 AM

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. goodhealthgourmet RE: hokiefan Feb 23, 2009 11:35 AM

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

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      hokiefan RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 24, 2009 07:36 AM

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

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        goodhealthgourmet RE: hokiefan Feb 24, 2009 11:35 AM

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

        Cool Whip.

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