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Heavy Cream Substitute

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recipe is ready in under 30 minutes time: under 30 minutes

serves/makes:   1 cup


recipe id: 27549

Heavy Cream Substitute Recipe
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3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine


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.


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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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.

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So glad to have found this recipe!! My cream had already expired and I didn't realize it. Used this recipe and it was just as good as using real heavy cream. Thank you!

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Just used this in a pinch for some white sauce and it worked perfectly

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May 1, 2013

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Did not work for my cookie frosting. Didn't get the creamy texture.

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