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Video:Homemade Heavy Cream Substitute

with Erin Huffstetler

A lot of recipes require heavy cream, but you might not always have it around the house. Luckily, you can make a heavy cream substitute using foods you probably have in your fridge. Here's a quick guide to making heavy cream substitute.See Transcript

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Transcript:Homemade Heavy Cream Substitute

Hi, I'm Erin Huffstetler, your Guide to Frugal Living at About.com, and today I'm going to show you how to make a simple heavy cream substitute using ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge. Okay, let's get started!

Ingredients Needed for Heavy Cream Substitute
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
Melt and Combine for Heavy Cream Substitute

First, melt the butter. Today we're going to do it in the microwave. 10 to 15 seconds should do it. Pour the melted butter into the milk, and give it a good stir. If you're using low-fat milk, it's also a good idea to add a tablespoon of flour. This will help to thicken up the mixture. And that's all there is to it! Use your substitute in place of one cup of heavy cream, and you should have great results.

Cream Substitute Won't Whip

One thing to keep in mind: this substitute won't whip, so it won't work as a stand-in for whipped cream. You'll need to stick to the real deal for that.

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