Once upon a time, I never had heavy cream in the house. It was just too expensive to buy when I usually only needed a little bit. Instead, I would make a heavy cream substitute when I needed heavy whipping cream. It always worked just as well as the fresh stuff and with only two ingredients it was super simple to make!
This heavy cream substitute recipe can be used in almost any recipe that you would use store bought cream.
Homemade Heavy Cream Substitute Recipe
But I have used this homemade whipping cream substitute recipe over and over again with success every single time!
Heavy Whipping Cream Substitute
When I used this substitute for heavy whipping cream regularly, I loved to make my Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Authentic Alfredo Sauce with it. It makes a recipe – no matter which recipe – rich and delicious!
You will need: This recipe makes 1 cup heavy whipping cream substitute
- 3/4 C Whole Milk
- 1/3 C Unsalted Real Butter
How to make an easy substitute for heavy whipping cream
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Be very careful not to let it brown or burn. Your heavy cream substitute will not turn out if it does.
Be sure to use real and unsalted butter as well.
Margarine is pretty bad for your health, but aside from that, this recipe needs the fat content from the butter in order to turn out correctly.
How to temper ingredients
After the butter is melted, turn your heat to low and slowly add the milk. Make sure to whisk the mixture constantly. Keep it on the heat until it is fully combined and hot.
For this, I prefer to use a wire whisk. Usually I use a silicone whisk when I cook, but for some reason, I feel like my whipping cream substitute just turns out better with wire.
Whipping Cream Substitute
After the mixture is fully combined, add it to a small, metal mixing bowl. Beat it with an electric hand mixer until it is thickened to where you would like it.
This could take a little bit of time. Depending on the temperature and humidity in my home, it has taken me as much as 10 minutes.
How to Store A Heavy Cream Substitute
Store your heavy whipping cream substitute in an air tight container in the fridge. It should keep a week or two.
Before using it, be sure to give it a good shake. As it cools, it may separate a bit. Shaking it up before use should fix that issue.
If it absolutely will not combine – and I have only had that happen once – zap it in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it does.
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What favorite recipe will you use your batch of heavy whipping cream substitute with?
How to Make a Heavy Whipping Cream Substitute
- 3/4 c. Whole Milk
- 1/3 c. unsalted real butter
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
- Add the butter to the milk and return to low heat.
- Cook on low heat and stir with a whisk until the mixture is hot and well combined.
- Add to a metal mixing bowl or blender and mix under thick.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.