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half & half and butter substitute for heavy cream

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Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

Half and half has a good fat content ranging between 10.5% to 18% fat. It is commonly found in most fridges and is a great substitute for heavy cream, like whole milk is, with a little butter added to it. When it’s done your cream substitute can be used in sauces, dressings, baked goods, and makes a wonderful ganache.

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serves Yields 1 cup
prep time 5 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For half & half and butter substitute for heavy cream

  • 3/4 c
    + 2 Tbsp half and half
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter

How To Make half & half and butter substitute for heavy cream

  • Pats of butter in a glass bowl.
    Cut butter into pats and place in a microwavable bowl.
  • Melting the butter.
    Melt butter in the microwave in 15-second intervals.
  • Stirring melted butter.
    Stir butter in between intervals until it’s just melted.
  • Half and half in a glass measuring cup.
    Put half and half in a microwavable bowl.
  • Microwaving the half and half.
    Microwave the half and half for 15-second intervals to warm it (2-3 times max). It needs to be a little warm, about room temperature. If the half and half is too warm, stir and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  • Pouring half and half into the blender with melted butter.
    Pour the melted butter and the half and half into the blender, in that order.
  • Blended half and half and butter poured into a bowl.
    It is ready to be used. Do not refrigerate or it will separate.