Top 20 Substitutes Of Heavy Cream

top 20 substitutes of heavy cream

We mainly avoid heavy cream for its fat and sugar content. Sometimes it isn’t available fresh in the market, and stale ones spoil our recipes. There are substitutes for heavy cream that we are mostly unaware of. However, we don’t use them for the same recipes. It isn’t always easy to find substitutes, and it can take time if we want to make them at home. We use heavy cream for baking nutritious and delicious goods. The replacements of heavy cream should be thick and creamy in texture to maintain the authentic flavors of the recipes. Let’s see the replacements that we can use instead of heavy cream.

1. Macadamia Nut Milk

Macadamia nut milk is thick in consistency and is an easy substitute for heavy cream for baking goods. Grind the nuts after soaking them for half an hour, and you’ll get a smooth and creamy nut paste. Add vanilla essence to this paste and enjoy using it in your baking and dessert recipes.

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2. Sour Cream

Sour cream is available in the market in different flavors. However, you can make it at home with a few ingredients and store it for an extended period. It is a fantastic replacement for heavy cream. However, please do not use it in desserts and baked goods because of its sour taste. Use it readily in soups and savory recipes.

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3. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is very beneficial for our health and keeps several diseases away with the presence of antioxidants in them. You can readily use it for baking goods and in delicious dessert recipes. This is a fantastic keto-friendly substitute. You’ll love this ingredient if you’re vegan and need a replacement for heavy cream.

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4. Soy Milk 

Use authentic plain soy milk with olive oil to replace heavy cream in your recipes. Olive oil helps to thicken the mixture and gives the recipes a creamy taste and texture. Soy milk and olive oil both have health benefits we need for the proper functioning of our bodies. Try healthy options for leading a happy life.

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5. Butter And Milk

Butter has a thick consistency. Use unsalted butter and milk in your recipes, and you’ll be amazed at how delicious they taste. However, do not use it instead of whipped cream. Don’t overconsume it, as it has a high fat content. Make sure to use an authentic product to get the desired results.

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6. Cottage Cheese

Add cottage cheese and milk to thicken the liquid. Use this for baking goods and making desserts, and you’ll love how they turn out. Don’t forget to blend the cottage cheese first to remove lumps, then add milk to get the desirable results. Milk and cottage cheese are both good for strengthening our bones and teeth.

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7. Almond And Coconut Milk Creamer

One of the most accessible substitute for heavy cream is almond and coconut milk creamer. Its sweet taste and nutty flavor will make your recipes alluring in taste. Make almond cream at home easily by following a few steps. Blend soaked almonds and add vanilla essence for a distinct flavor.

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8. Cream Cheese

Make heavy cream substitutes readily at home and enjoy the recipes at leisure. You’ll not feel the absence of heavy cream in your recipes with their creamy texture and flavor. This substitute is keto friendly. Use this substitute for frosting, and the outcome will amaze you.

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9. Coconut Cream

Coconut cream is a fantastic substitute for heavy cream as it is paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, and keto friendly. Use it in your recipes to see the differences it brings in taste and flavor. It is widely available in grocery stores, and use it for dessert recipes. Use various substitutes and create unique recipes.

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10. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a healthy snack for our bodies. It has a high amount of calcium and protein, which helps in strengthening our bones and teeth. Add milk if you need a thin paste. However, Greek yogurt is thick in consistency, and ensure the quantity you’re using in your recipes.

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11. Whole Milk

Milk is a fantastic substitute for heavy cream. However, we need to add butter to thicken its consistency. Use unsalted butter and whole milk to gain nutritious values. Milk is readily available in dairy shops. Try to make various recipes using this mixture.

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12. Cashew Milk

Make cashew milk using cashews at home. Soak cashews overnight or boil them for half an hour, then blend to get a thick cream. Add the spices you want and use them to make soups, sauces, and stews. It is a suitable replacement for heavy cream and is vegan-friendly. Make various recipes using cashew milk and enjoy the meals.

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13. Creme Fraiche 

It is a kind of cream that isn’t readily available, but you can use it instead of heavy cream if you have it in your fridge. It has a tangy taste; therefore, avoid using it in desserts and baking goods. Use it in soups, sauces, and stews for a rich and creamy texture and flavor. 

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14. Mascarpone Cheese

This is a suitable replacement for heavy cream. You don’t have to mix anything with it as it has a thick consistency. Use mascarpone Cheese to make sauces, soups, and stews. Don’t use it for baking goods and making sweet recipes. Use your creativity to make your recipes unique.

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15. Chicken Stock

Make chicken stock at home and use it as a substitute for heavy cream. It has a thick consistency. However, it won’t work for vegetarians. Use it in pasta recipes, pan sauces, and mashed potatoes. Its creamy texture will elevate the flavor of your recipes. Use in your recipes to get the authentic taste.

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16. Half And Half 

Use half and half with unsalted butter to create a thick creamy substitute for heavy cream. Half and half consist of whole milk and cream. It is readily available in dairy shops and nearby grocery stores. It has a low-fat content. Mix a low amount of butter if you want to consume a low-fat meal. 

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17. Cornstarch And Milk

Add cornstarch to milk to thicken the consistency of milk. Use it as a suitable replacement for heavy cream and get amazed by the outcomes. Use your creativity to make new recipes. Protein and calcium present in milk strengthen our bones and teeth. Use it to make soups, stews, and sauces.

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18. Olive Oil And Milk

Add milk and olive oil for a thick creamy consistency and use it as a substitute for heavy cream. You can easily use it for baking goods and desserts. However, skip it if you don’t want the flavor of olive oil in your recipes. You can also add other oils according to your recipes and choice of flavor.

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19. Heavy Cream Powder

Heavy cream doesn’t have a long shelf life, and you can avoid storing it in your fridge for a long time by using heavy cream powder in its place. It has a long shelf life and can be easily used to make your recipes creamy in taste. Use it in baking recipes and desserts for a delicious meal or an appetizer.

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20. Evaporated Milk

Readily make it at home by boiling higher quantities of milk. The thick consistency of evaporated milk is a fantastic healthy substitute for heavy cream. Use it to make delicious desserts and sweet corn soups. However, it can make the batter of baked goods a little runny if not taken care of while pouring it.

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