“Sweet” Milk and Cream

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I have a Mennonite cookbook that has a few recipes that call for sweet milk and sweet cream. What exactly are they referring to? Also, can you tell me what Beau Monde seasoning is? Thank you. —N.H., London, OntarioAccording to the Dairy Council of Wisconsin, the terms \”sweet milk\” and \”sweet cream\” were used to differentiate these items from cultured products like buttermilk and sour cream. When a recipe calls for sweet milk, it is referring to whole milk. When a recipe calls for sweet cream, it is referring to half-and-half cream or whipping cream, depending on the recipe. Beau Monde is a seasoning blend containing salt, sugar, onion powder and celery seed.