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Old 01-21-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Heavy Cream Substitute

Is there anything I can substitute for heavy cream in a cheesecake?

I am using Lindy's Cheesecake recipe that I have seen here and other places, but forgot I don't have any cream. I have:

Whole Milk
Evaporated milk
sour cream

Little help?

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Old 01-21-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Definitely sour cream. I don't put cream in cheesecake.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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My mom was a superlative baker, and she NEVER used cream in anything. She mostly used skim milk... even in quiche! and it had a great creamy mouthfeel.

I don't see why you couldn't sub whole milk.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:21 PM   #4
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Well, I ran back out and picked up the cream, but as MY luck would have it, I hosed the "crust", rolling it too thick!
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:38 PM   #5
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i've used everything from thickened up rice milk/soy milk with starch to Coconut milk (the stuff in the can from the Tai something or other brand)
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:58 PM   #6
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I have used flavored coffee creamer ( usually the hazelnut flavor) to make cheesecake. Truly yummy. You can pretty much use anything that is in the milk family.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #7
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I have used flavored coffee creamer ( usually the hazelnut flavor) to make cheesecake. Truly yummy. You can pretty much use anything that is in the milk family.
JF this is new to me, would you be so kind as to post your recipe so I can call it my own invention in the UK
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:17 AM   #8
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I have used flavored coffee creamer ( usually the hazelnut flavor) to make cheesecake. Truly yummy. You can pretty much use anything that is in the milk family.

yep, done that in a super pinch too and didnt notice anything odd about it.
it is true that you can really grab any sort of dairy you just might want something a little thick to keep the body of the dish in check
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #9
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I don't really have a recipe I just use whatever is handy in whatever recipe I happen to be putting together at the time. I think the last time I used flavored coffee creamer in a cheesecake it was a no-bake mix from the store.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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I've never made cheesecake, but most of the old recipes I've seen actually call for canned evaporated or condensed milk!
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