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Heavy Cream Substitute

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Heavy Cream

Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Use this cheap and easy stand-in, and you won't have to buy any:

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter


1. Melt the butter.

2. Pour it into the milk, and stir.

3. Use in place of one cup of heavy cream.

Note: This substitute while not whip.

Tip: If you use low-fat milk, add a tablespoon of flour to the mixture to thicken.

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 5 out of 5
, Member Ifeelfroggy

This is definitely a money saver with today's prices. As for the curdling... You NEVER just dump the hot and cold items together. You have to pour the butter in slowly while whisking or temper the butter and milk together a little at a time.

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