How do you turn milk into cream?
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How do you turn milk into cream?

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Milk is not turned into cream. Cream is a fatty layer of milk that will begin to separate and rise to the top of fresh milk that is left to sit for about 30 minutes or longer.

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Natural creaming, which usually begins within 30 minutes of milk being obtained from a cow, takes about 24 hours to complete. Because the creaming process takes so long, the milk is no longer fresh when it is finished. For this reason, many dairy farmers use a machine called a centrifugal separator to speed up the process. Milk purchased in a store has already undergone the creaming process, so it is not possible to cream store-bought milk.

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