Reduced cream

Reduced cream is a canned dairy product sold in New Zealand.

It was originally sold by Nestlé, but other companies in New Zealand have created their own reduced cream products.[1][2]

It is offered as a low-fat alternative to thickened cream, with Nestlé claiming theirs has "38% less fat than thickened cream".[3] Refrigeration of reduced cream is not required.


Reduced cream is used to make Kiwi onion dip, in which it is used instead of along with Maggi-brand instant onion soup (another Nestlé brand). The recipe was invented by Rosemary Dempsey in the late 1950s or early 1960s at Nestlé's newly established test kitchen in Auckland.[4]


  1. ^ "Pams Reduced Cream 284g | Pantry | PAK'nSAVE Online". Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Online Supermarket: Online Grocery Shopping & Free Recipes at". Countdown NZ Ltd. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  3. ^ "NESTLÉ Reduced Cream". Nestlé. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  4. ^ Hayden Donnell (20 February 2017). "Finding Rosemary: In search of the unsung hero who invented Kiwi Onion Dip". The Spinoff.

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