Half & Half and Butter Substitute for Heavy Cream

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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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Yields 1 cup
5 Min


How to Make Half & Half and Butter Substitute for Heavy Cream


  1. Cut butter into pats and place in a microwavable bowl.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave in 15-second intervals.
  3. Stir butter in between intervals until it’s just melted.
  4. Put half and half in a microwavable bowl.
  5. 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.
  6. Pour the melted butter and the half and half into the blender, in that order.
  7. It is ready to be used. Do not refrigerate or it will separate.

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About Half & Half and Butter Substitute for Heavy Cream

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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