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Heavy Cream Substitute

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   1 cup
  

recipe id: 27549
Heavy Cream Substitute Recipe
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ingredients

3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine

directions

Gently melt the butter and let cool. Combine with the milk until well blended. Use immediately or chill and then remix with hand mixer.

Use in place of one cup heavy cream.

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Emma

nutrition

41 calories, 4 grams fat, 1 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in carbs.
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Worked like a charm! I needed cream for a sauce and forgot to buy any. This was a lifesaver! Thank you!!



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Aug 26, 2014

Pandagaw
COMMENT:
Should specify that it dose not work for whipping, wasted quite a bit of ingredients trying this

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
It's mentioned on this page, just a little below this comment. Sorry that you didn't see it. This recipe is what it says it is - a substitute for heavy cream. We also have a recipe for mock whipped cream if that is the type of recipe you were looking for.





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Jul 25, 2014

lilac
COMMENT:
Going to try this for ice cream, should be good. To those who throw out heavy cream and milk because it's past the use date, check it first. When you opened it matters, unopened product and recently opened milk and cream are good past the expire date. I've used milk up to 2 weeks expired and heavy cream up to a month. Remember that those expire dates are for grocery store guidelines; they are not absolutes. Throwing out milk/cream at the expire date is a waste of product.



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Jul 16, 2014

Lexi lulu
COMMENT:
This didn't work for me???needed peaks ,& nothing.......any ideas. Ps even tried teaspoon of flour ?

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
This is a substitute for heavy cream, not necessarily meant for recipes that require it be whipped. It's really meant more for sauces or similar uses.





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thank u



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Member since: March 5, 2008
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THANK you! This recipe was exactly what I needed when I realized I was out of heavy cream



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i don`t know why the butter raise seperately on the top of milk. It was not blended.Pls help me !



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Member since: October 5, 2013
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Was perfect in my cream sauce for pasta!



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Member since: November 2, 2013
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This recipe is a lifesaver! Thank you!



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This came in so handy! Worked great!



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This recipe saved the day! Worked like a charm when I realized that my heavy cream had expired (3 weeks ago -oops!)



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Recipe totally makes sense. Heavy cream is just milk with more fat in it so by adding more fat (butter) then it has the same properties of heavy cream. I agree that you should use real butter though and not margarine. I don't know if this would whip up like regular heavy cream. Maybe not as fluffy. I only used it in a sauce so far but I'll be experimenting with it further.