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Old 01-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Replace Heavy Whipping Cream With FF 1/2 & 1/2?

Has anyone successfully replaced heavy whipping cream in a recipe (soup in this case) with fat free half-and-half? I'm just wondering if it would change it too much or ruin it.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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I honestly don't know, but I would think it would be way different. Maybe if you replaced it with regular half & half it would be ok? It would have more fat than the other half & half, but a lot less than heavy whipping cream. It would still be thinner though, I would think. But, as I said, I don't know that from experience. Hopefully someone who has tried it will respond.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
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I always use Fat free 1/2 & 1/2 instead of heavy cream for cream soups, white sauces (mac and cheese sauce, garlic bechamel sauce etc) and alfredo sauce. I only have heavy cream when I want fresh whipped cream. I always have 1/2 & 1/2 in the house for coffee, tea, mashed taters etc
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That's good to know! That is why I specified that I didn't have experience with it. Definitely worth trying then.

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:42 PM   #5
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Thanks, MsMofet!
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #7
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I've also used the FF half and half in soups, gravies, sauces etc. No discernible difference in my experience. It's a great way to cut back on the fat intake.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #8
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Thanks, Jabbur! Think I am going to try to sneak it in next time.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:32 PM   #9
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I do it all the time! Just don't try to whip it. That doesn't work even with cream of tartar. I tried it two days ago!
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:17 PM   #10
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I write a cooking article for a mag. and last year I actually wrote an article on resolutions and not giving up comfort food. I wrote up a recipe for butternut squash soup and it comes out great with ff half and half! imagine creamy butternut squash soup, with NO guilt...mmmm....although I do believe it is a bit sweeter than the real stuff! ciao!
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