Heavy cream is a staple ingredient that many cooks and professional chefs use. However, it does have a high fat content and some people would like to find out if there is any substitute for heavy cream that is healthier but is just as good to the taste. Others also look for a heavy cream substitute when they run out of their favorite ingredient. We’d like to help with all the 3 kinds of heavy cream substitutes. See which one is your favourite.
Universal Substitute for Heavy Cream
A universal heavy cream substitute is fat-free half-and-half, which is considerably healthier, since it has fewer calories and less fat per cup. It also whips a fluffy topping, just like 1% milk and is good for thickening soups, pastas and sauces while giving food a creamy flavor.
To substitute for one cup of heavy cream in your recipe, use 1/6 cup butter and 7/8 cup half-and-half. Melt butter and allow to cool, then blend in a bowl with the milk.