Is there anything I can use as a substitute for heavy cream in recipes? In some recipes, you can substitute 3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup butter or margarine for 1 cup of heavy cream. If your recipe calls for whipping that cream, it won't work.
So, what is a good substitute for heavy whipping cream?
If you're cooking, need a cup of heavy cream, and don't have any on hand you substitute ¾ cup milk and ¼ melted butter thoroughly mixed. It won't whip but otherwise will work well in any recipe that calls for heavy cream.
Can you use half and half instead of heavy whipping cream?
We have found that substituting an equal amount of half-and-half cream for the heavy cream called for in a recipe generally works quite well. That's a savings of 60 calories and 8 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons…and the flavor and texture of the dish remain quite satisfactory.
What can be used in place of whipping cream?
Butter and Milk. Mix 1/3 cup softened butter with 3/4 cup milk for a whipping cream substitute. Using an electric mixer will help achieve the desired consistency. This is not a dairy-free option, but it works if you are out of whipping cream and need it for a recipe.