Not many of us keep heavy cream in our refrigerator. It’s the kind of thing you purchase when it’s in a recipe, and you know you’ll be using it. Unfortunately, this takes the spontaneity out of your life, and wannabe chef-like creativity, and that’s just not acceptable! Thankfully, you can easily make your very own heavy cream substitute when you’re in a bind for some.
Simply mix ¾ cup of milk with ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter. Voila! Heavy cream. In some areas, heavy cream is called “whipping cream” or “35% cream”. However, one thing to keep in mind is your homemade substitute won’t whip like heavy cream would, but otherwise can be used in recipes as needed. Heavy cream is called for in many baking recipes, from custards to biscuits, while in cooking, it’s often used as a base in a many cream sauces, like alfredo. Now there’s no need to bypass recipes with heavy cream when you don’t have any on hand. Phew, chef status in tact.