What Is the Difference Between Maple Cream and Maple Butter?

Maple cream and maple butter are both delicious, creamy spreads made from pure maple syrup, but they are not quite the same thing. Brookfield Maple Products is a family-owned and operated maple syrup farm located in Brookfield Township, Pennsylvania. Learn about the difference between maple cream and maple butter below, and shop our Maple Cream today!

Brookfield Maple Products Maple Cream

What Is Maple Cream?

Maple cream is a thick, smooth spread that is similar in texture to peanut butter or Nutella. It is made by heating and stirring pure maple syrup and then cooled back down until it thickens and becomes creamy. The result is a spread that is sweet, rich, and deliciously decadent.

Pancakes with maple butter, bananas and strawberries

What Is Maple Butter?

Maple butter is a bit different. You can think of maple butter as mainly butter with maple syrup added. It has the flavor of maple syrup, but is mostly butter.

You can make your own Maple Butter by following this recipe. We have all of our Syrup here. 

Brookfield Maple Products Maple Cream

What Is The Difference Between The Two?

The main difference between the two is the texture. Maple cream is thicker and more of a spreadable paste, while maple butter is lighter and more airy. Both spreads are delicious on toast, pancakes, waffles, or biscuits and can elevate any breakfast dish as well as being excellent ingredients in recipe mixes.

In terms of taste, both spreads are rich, creamy, and absolutely delicious, with a distinct maple syrup flavor. However, the texture of each spread may appeal to different tastes and recipe needs. They can be used interchangeably, though it is important to remember that they will have slightly different textures and consistency.

Pancakes with maple butter, pecans and syrup

Which One Is Right For You?

When purchasing, be sure to look for pure maple cream or pure maple butter, as some products on the market may use artificial ingredients or corn syrup. Our maple cream and butter are certified organic maple products, only made from the finest ingredients, so you have great tasting maple products you'll love.

Shop With Us Today

Brookfield Maple Products offers only certified organic maple products that will make be the perfect addition to your table. We offer the best in maple cream that features no additives — just maple syrup. Browse all of our maple syrup products online today!

Shop Today

1 comment

  • This is a great article!

    Dustin Bethel

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published