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Light Cream Substitute

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
3 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   1 cup

recipe id: 27781

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3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and cooled


Combine. Use in place of light cream.

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26 calories, 3 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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Jun 7, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Used as a substitute for half and half in a recipe. Worked great! Thank you!

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This worked well for what I was doing. We had dressed a wild turkey and marinated the turkey breast overnight to tenderize it. I baked the turkey breast and cut it into chunks when it was done. I did not have any heavy cream / light cream, so your recipe worked very well. I heated the milk and butter, added the cheeses and added it to the meat in a pot. I cooked it on low for about 15 minutes. Thanks for helping me out! :)

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
it worked quite well for what i was doing but you might want to include that the milk must not be too cool or the butter will harden and separate. also, how do you combine it? i was curious if it would not separate as easily if it were blended or something of the like. great recipe though for the chef in a pinch!

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