What Is a Good Substitute for Whipping Cream?


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According to SF Gate, cream cheese, half and half and 1 percent milk all make decent whipping cream substitutes. However, not all whipping cream substitutes work for all recipes. For example, cream cheese cannot be used to make whipped cream.

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What Is a Good Substitute for Whipping Cream?
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Cream cheese makes an ideal whipping cream substitute in soup and pasta recipes. Cream cheese adds flavor to dishes and is lower in fat than whipping cream. A little 1 percent milk and cornstarch can be used in place of whipping cream in sweet dishes. For whipped toppings, try whipping fat-free half and half with a little sugar until it is fluffy.

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