Heavy Cream Substitute/Low Fat Substitute

Amy Alusa


When a recipe calls for a specific ingredient, if you want it to come out like it says it will;you at the very least have to follow the recipe. Subs. should only be made in extreme cases; when you CANNOT get the item specified in the recipe. Some subs. don't work as well in some recipes as others. That being said; this recipe was given to me and I have used it in recipes calling for heavy cream very successfully. However, when I tried "whipping" the cream, it did not work at all. The fat from the milk just joined the butterfat and separated from the milk...Heavy cream, it is; Whipped it is not

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Yield: 1 Cup Heavy Cream
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


3/4 c
milk (i use 2%, since that is what i have)
1/3 c
butter, melted then cooled


1Mix well; I use a blender. Use in place of 1 cup of heavy cream.
2For low fat heavy cream:

8 ounces low fat cottage cheese
3 tablespoons non-fat powdered milk

Combine in a blender.
Puree for 5 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy