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Heavy cream or heavy cream is a key ingredient in both savory and sweet recipes.

Heavy cream can turn anything into a tasty, rich and creamy delight, whether you’re making ice cream, cauliflower soup or Bolognese sauce.

Heavy cream is not the same as just cream, evaporated milk or whole milk.

It is much thicker due to its 36 to 40 percent fat content.

If you’re in the middle of a cooking process and don’t have any cream left, don’t worry!

Read on to learn how to add satisfying decadence to basic weeknight meals with homemade heavy cream.

Useful tips before making your own heavy cream

Useful tips before making your own heavy cream

To make your own heavy cream, you only need two ingredients: milk and butter.

If you want to get the best possible results with your cream recipes, follow the tips below:

Use only unsalted butter.

A salted one will ruin the flavor of your whipped cream, so always choose the unsalted option.

Before cooking, let the milk and butter come to room temperature to avoid curdling.

Do not use homemade heavy whipping cream in recipes that require whipping.

The process of making homemade heavy cream

The process of making homemade heavy cream

Now it’s time to start the cooking process.

First, take the butter that has already reached room temperature and melt it.

When using the microwave, place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and wait at least ten seconds for it to melt.

If you melt the butter on the stove, place it in a heavy saucepan and turn on a low heat to prevent it from burning.

Butter melts between 82 and 97ºF.

Watch it carefully and remove the butter from the heat when about 3/4 of it has melted.

Finally, take a wooden spoon or rubber spatula and spread the melted butter over the bottom of the saucepan.

Add a tablespoon of melted butter to the cold whole milk.

(If you prefer lower-fat or skim milk, add a tablespoon of flour to help the cream thicken.) This important technique is called “tempering.” Do not pour all the melted butter into the milk at once, as it will heat up too quickly and curdle.

After that, pour all the tempered milk into the rest of the butter and cook it on low heat mode.

Your own homemade heavy cream is ready.

How to store heavy whipping cream?

How to store heavy whipping cream?

Like all dairy products, heavy cream has an expiration date.

Put the cream in a sealed container, put it in the refrigerator and keep it for no longer than three days.

Don’t freeze your heavy cream.

What are other substitutes for heavy whipping cream?

What are other substitutes for heavy whipping cream?

If your favorite recipe calls for a cup of heavy cream, but you don’t have any in the fridge – don’t worry!

There are many options available that will perfectly replace your favorite ingredient in any cream recipe.

The first heavy cream substitute on the list is coconut cream.

It also works well for making a vegan, dairy-free whipped topping.

Coconut cream usually contains 20% fat.

It has a similar creamy richness to heavy cream.

However, it does have an intense coconut flavor, so consider that when choosing this as a substitute.

Since it is thicker than heavy cream, try adding a couple of tablespoons of milk to thin the texture to mimic cream.

Do not use it for whipping, and do not combine it with hot dishes to avoid hardening.

Another great heavy cream substitute is sour cream.

It has a fat content of around 20%, which makes it a good substitute in cases where the acidity does not affect the taste of the dish.

You can also sweeten it with confectioners’ sugar and serve it instead of whipped cream.

A combination of milk and butter can work wonders.

For example, an incredibly heavy whipping cream that is a perfect topping for cakes, pies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, pancakes, trifles and much more.

With these two ingredients, you don’t have to make a trip to the store on top of the cooking process.

Just follow the instructions above and make your own mouth-watering heavy cream.

If you are looking for good substitutes, the choice is excellent.

Greek yogurt with milk, coconut cream, sour cream, and also evaporated milk, cream cheese or soy milk with olive oil will accompany you in your delicious favorite recipes.

When not writing or talking about food and gardens, Cassie can be found roaming farmers markets and greenhouses looking for the next great idea.

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