How To Make Your Own Heavy Cream For A Recipe In A Pinch

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I’m a coffee drinker, but I don’t put cream in my coffee – only milk. The only time this causes inconvenience is when I have guests over who do take cream in their coffee, or when I’m making a recipe that calls for heavy cream. We live on a rural property, so the closest grocery store is about 15 minutes away. I’m sure you’re starting to understand how not generally having cream on hand can be a bit of an inconvenience!

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Well, fortunately I’ve just discovered a great hack to help solve this inconvenience. Did you know that with just two simple ingredients, you can instantly whip up a batch of your own heavy cream? All you have to do is combine 2/3 cup of whole milk with 1/3 cup melted, unsalted butter. Give it a quick stir, and you’ll be left with a cup of heavy cream!

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Now let me tell you, before learning this hack, I’ve definitely tried to substitute heavy cream for whole milk since we never have any cream in the fridge. And whether I’ve been baking a dessert or trying to make a creamy pasta sauce, it never does the trick. You really do need heavy cream to make things thick, creamy, and flavorful. And if you whip that up, you can then turn that into whipped cream!

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Well now, I never have to use regular milk in place of heavy cream! Maybe you already knew about this hack, but I sure didn’t. And I wanted to share it with those of you who also weren’t aware of this simple yet genius substitution! No more running out to the store to grab one silly ingredient – you now know how to make your very own heavy cream.