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What Can Replace Heavy Cream?

Out of Heavy Cream? Try This Kitchen Hack

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We've all been mid-recipe only to realize we're missing an ingredient. And if texting your neighbor for backup fails, you'll want to see if you can whip up a substitute. If it's heavy cream you're missing, you're in luck. There's a simple culinary substitution to ensure that your dish will still turn out.

How to Substitute Heavy Cream
To substitute 1 cup of heavy cream, mix 3/4 cup of milk and 1/3 cup of melted and cooled butter. Many people insist that this substitution will only work with whole milk (as opposed to skim or nonfat); however, in a pinch, give it a try, and see what you end up with. Just don't try to use this substitution for whipped cream. Instead of a lofty mountain of dairy, you'll be left with a pool of disappointment.

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