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Old 01-29-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
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Cream substitute

Is there really anything you can use to substitute for heavy cream? For instance.... Creamy tomato soup, I want to make it healthier than the 3 cups of heavy cream allows. is there a "health food" option for it that anyone knows of??

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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Is there really anything you can use to substitute for heavy cream? For instance.... Creamy tomato soup, I want to make it healthier than the 3 cups of heavy cream allows. is there a "health food" option for it that anyone knows of??
You might try using a low fat milk instead. You won't get that rich heavyness of cream but the soup should taste good just don't add as much milk as the recipe calls for just a little at a time til you get the thickness you like.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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Your other option is to use less cream than the recipe calls for. It will not be the same, but it will be healthier.
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Maybe some evaporated milk? I think there's 2% and I know there's skim......
I made a tomato soup with that not too long ago.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:59 AM   #5
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Try using silken tofu. It will thicken it up.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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I just use Evaporated Milk.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:10 AM   #7
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I've replaced heavy cream with fat free half and half with good results in recipes.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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Evaporated milk is what I use...use the fat-free version to save calories, if you wish.
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Leave the recipe as is and just eat less of it and have a lighter dinner.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:04 PM   #10
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Maybe some evaporated milk? I think there's 2% and I know there's skim......
I made a tomato soup with that not too long ago.

I agree. Evaporated milk gives you a creamier mouthfeel than regular milk.
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