Whipping cream can work, it just has a lower fat content. Lower fat content means more lactose (the natural sugar in milk and milk products) which may make ketosis more difficult. Half-and-half has even lower fat and more lactose. For that reason, we typically don’t recommend. If you are using Keto Chow simply for a meal (and not as part of a ketogenic lifestyle), and whipping crem or half-and-half works for you, that’s great!
Here are the calories and carbohydrate content for a 15ml/1 tablespoon “serving”:
|fat %||calories||carbs||carbs/400 calories|
|Heavy whipping cream||36.1||51||0.43||3.34|
|Darigold “Classic 40“||40.0||60||0.40||2.67|
Interestingly enough, all of the creams have less than 1g of carbs per “serving” so the package will say “0g total carbs” – even though the half-and-half has nearly 4x as many carbs per calorie compared to heavy cream. You have to muck around the USDA food database to get accurate nutrition information.