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Old 05-20-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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Can I use half & half instead of heavy cream?

And if so, do I need to add anything else?

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Old 05-20-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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In most cases, yes, you could sub it one-for-one.

It would really depend on the recipe.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:40 AM   #3
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I'm not sure why you would want to.

You can use half & half, but it has over 150% of the carbs of heavy cream.

One cup of heavy cream is 6.67g carbs; the same amount of half & half is 10.4.

If your carton states otherwise, check the portion size. Also the manufacturers
round the numbers- sometimes up, sometimes down.

I think I would be more tempted to use the Carb Countdown milk at 3g per cup.
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Old 05-21-2004, 06:39 AM   #4
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I used to use half and half instead of heavy cream. Yes, it has a few more carbs, but also has somewhere around 800 calories per cup if I remember correctly!!! I just couldn't handle the calories although I wasn't worried about the fat.

Now, I have totally switched to Carb Countdown milk and it solves everything. Low in carbs, calories and tastes great!
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Old 05-21-2004, 07:53 AM   #5
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Not if you plan on whipping it!
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:16 AM   #6
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I've been using half & half for recipes, b/c it's cheaper than heavy cream, and we're on a tight budget. I can buy half & half for about $2.00 cheaper per quart. I found that it works basically the same as heavy cream. Like the previous poster said though, if you want whipped cream, you have to buy the heavy cream.

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Old 05-21-2004, 01:13 PM   #7
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If you dilute the heavy cream with water, that lowers the fat, and the costs. I usually dilute by using 2 parts cream, 1 part water, but you could do half cream and half water and it would be fine for most recipes.

But, you cannot whip anything but full whipping cream!

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