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139 1/19/12 2:51 P
As not to alter the taste very much, Half and Half can be substituted , it also comes in a lower fat version similar to milk. Since its the fat that carries flavor, a lower or fat free subsitution may be slightly noticable but not horrible.
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1/19/12 2:33 P
When something calls for cream I sometimes use milk, either 1% or skim. Although this will not give you a light and airy consistency that Whipping Cream would give.
If you wanted a tang you could use greek yogurt.
Just keep in mind that swapping items will change the flavor and consistency
I wouldn't use evaporated milk. I have only used this product for deserts, I find it to be sweet.
How much is in it? You can substitute evaporated milk, but if there's only a tablespoon or two in the whole recipe, the calorie savings might not be worth it.
Put the recipe into Sparkrecipes and experiment with substitutions-- evap milk, half and half, whole milk, fat-free half-and-half, yogurt, etc-- and see if any make a big difference when you re-calculate the nutrition.
1/19/12 11:29 A
You can use 3/4 cup milk & 1/3 cup butter. Melt the butter and then stir it into the milk. (this amount substitutes for 1 cup heavy whipping cream.) This will not whip-- but you can use it in a recipe that does not call for whipping the cream.
I've successfully just used plain milk instead of cream in various recipes. It might not taste as rich, but it's less fat. I think if you don't have any plain milk and all you have is evaporated, you may want to add a little water to it.
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1,939 1/19/12 11:24 A
I am not sure about this particular recipe, but in general one protein or fat-rich creamy thing can often substitute for another. So, plain yogurt might work just fine.
Before I started this low-carb lifestyle (where heavy whipping cream is considered a healthy alternative to more carb-filled things) I would often substitute plain yogurt in any recipe that called for sour cream. In some ways it was even better because the yogurt adds a slight tang that many like.
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