Over time, the butter fat rises to the top of milk and is also known as cream. Usually, raw milk that comes out of the dairy cow consists of 3.7-3.8% cream. You are probably familiar with different types of milk:
|Whole milk is most similar to the raw milk that comes from the cow. It has a 3.25% fat content.|
|Low fat milk has a fat content in between whole and skim milk. Usually, lowfat milk refers to a 2% fat content.|
Skim milk is milk that has had the cream removed so it has no fat. Although technically, you could make skim milk by adding enough water to whole milk, this is not permitted in US dairy plants.