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Old 04-19-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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ISO Help in Making an Olive Garden Garlic Alfredo Clone!

I hate to admit this, but my wife has benchmarked the OGs garlic alfredo sauce. We have been experiementing and can't seem to even come close.

One potential problem, we live in GA, we can't seem to find heavy cream, yet whipping cream exists.

If anyone has any ideas we love to hear 'em!

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Old 04-19-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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I use fat-free cream cheese, low-fat mozzarella, white wine and a little bit of olive oil as the base for my "Alfredo".

The Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce uses milk and heavy cream for the base, with the cheese and egg yolks added later. I have never made it this way, so I am not sure if light whipping cream could be substituted.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the post...Wow, I can't believe that's on the company website! I never fathomed that as an option...
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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Lots of restaurants post a selection of thier recipes. I have also had luck emailing restaurant HQ and asking for a recipe.

If you're looking for a recipe from a chain restaurant, that's always a good first stop.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:21 AM   #5
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If I am not mistaken, heavy cream and whipping cream are the same thing.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:38 AM   #6
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If I am not mistaken, heavy cream and whipping cream are the same thing.
Per Wikipedia:
Whipping or light whipping cream (3036% fat)
Heavy whipping cream (36% or more)

Types of cream
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #7
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There are regional differences. Where I live heavy and whipping cream are the same and there is no such thing as heavy whipping cream.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:49 PM   #8
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all our cream says "heavy whipping cream"
I figure either way the recipe reads I'm somehow buying the right thing! :)
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:04 PM   #9
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Here we have light and heavy whipping cream. Anyone here ever substituted half and half when it calls for cream?
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I use half and half when it calls for light cream, I've never seen any here. Just the heavy whipping or half and half.
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