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I have a few recipes I use (and love) that require heavy cream. The problem I have is even if I buy the smallest carton I never use it all. Then it sits in my fridge and goes bad because I just don't use it enough. So my options for so long have been to just not make those recipes that my hubby doesn't like because one of them is his favorite (fettucini alfredo). That is how I found this Heavy Cream Substitute.
Easy 2 Ingredient Heavy Cream Substitute
So I went on a hunt. I started with what I can do with the extra cream maybe the next day. All I really come up with was desserts and when you are trying to lose weight from having a baby that isn't the best idea.
So my next thought was to find a way to substitute the heavy cream with items I have on hand all the time. I tried a few recipes and I used my hubby as a guinea pig without him knowing. My goal was to find one that I can make hubby's fettucini alfredo and he was not able to tell that there is a difference. This one was the winner!
I used whole milk but a friend of mine said if you use low-fat milk add in some flour and it works the same. So I added a note down there.
Recipes that use Heavy Cream
- Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup – Olive Garden Copycat
- S’mores Cake in a Jar Recipe
- Addicting No Bake Hot Chocolate Lasagna Icebox Cake
- York Peppermint Patty Creamer
Is whipping cream and heavy cream the same?
They have the same fat percentage so yes they are basically the same thing and can be used interchangeably.
How long does it take to make heavy whipping cream?
It typically takes around 5 minutes to make heavy whipping cream at home.
Why won't my heavy whipping cream get thick?
There are a few possible reasons why your heavy whipping cream won't get thick. The first thing to check is the temperature, if it’s not cold enough, your recipe won’t thicken properly no matter how long you beat it. Another possibility is that you may have overbeaten it, if this has happened, there’s usually no recovering it – however even when you think you may have overbeaten just reduce mixing time in half the next time around and go at a lower speed better accuracy.
Can you overbeat heavy whipping cream?
Yes, you can overbeat heavy whipping cream! This is a common mistake made by most home cooks who are not familiar with the technique of beating heavy cream. Beating it too long will turn your whipped cream into butter (which is delicious but not what you’re going for).
What is heavy cream used for?
It's used in recipes like Fettucini Alfredo, or anything with a cream sauce. It is also used in many desserts and to make whipped cream.
More recipes that use Heavy Cream
- Viral TikTok Cinnamon Rolls With Heavy Cream
- Scalloped Potatoes
- One-Pan Chicken Sun-Dried Tomato Parmesan Pasta
- Maine Lobster Stew
- Rich and Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Ingredients for Heavy Cream
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How to Make Heavy Cream Substitute
First, melt the butter. You can do this in a few ways. I melt butter in the microwave heating it for 10 seconds at a time. You could also melt the butter on the stove over medium heat.
Whichever way you choose, make sure to cut the butter into pieces so it melts faster, and watch it carefully it burns fast! In the microwave it pops then you have a mess to clean up!
Next, pour the melted butter into the milk, and stir it well.
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If you used low or skim milk your substitute will be thinner than normal. You can add in some flour (about a tablespoon) to thicken it up. Use this substitute in places of 1 cup of heavy cream in your favorite recipes.
- First, melt the butter. Melt butter in the microwave heating it for 10 seconds at a time. You could also melt the butter on the stove over medium heat. Be sure to cut the butter into pieces so it melts faster and watch it carefully it burns fast! In the microwave it pops then you have a mess to clean up!
- Next, pour the melted butter into the milk, and stir it well.
- If you used low or skim milk your substitute will be thinner then normal. You can add in some flour (about a tablespoon) to thicken it up. Use this substitute in places of 1 cup of heavy cream in your favorite recipes.
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g
What are your favorite recipes you would use this Heavy Cream Substitute in? Let us know in the comments below!