Cream Substitutes

Stop here when you need a substitute for cream. Whether your recipe calls for heavy cream, whipping cream, or half-and-half, there's an easy substitution that won't change the taste too much.

Whipping Cream Substitute For 1 cup whipping cream, substitute 2 cups whipped dessert topping.

Half-and-Half Substitute For 1 cup light cream, substitute 1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup.

Heavy Cream Substitute For 1 cup whipped heavy cream, substitute 2 cups whipped dessert topping.

In sauces or soups, substitute an equal amount of evaporated milk.

More ingredient substitutions

Healthy Heavy Cream Substitute For a healthy substitute for heavy cream, use evaporated skim milk, which reduces the calories, cholesterol, and virtually all saturated fat.


1 Comment

  1. I was looking for a substitute for light cream. I found something on ehow that said for one cup of light cream you should use 1/2 stick of butter with 3/4 cup of whole milk. I thought that was a bit much. Glad I decided to look elsewhere.

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