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.
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.