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Why do I use 1 teaspoon of heavy whipping cream??

Monday, February 22, 2010

One of my girlfriends checks my Fitness Tracker daily - she says it motivates her and that I am killing her. Now that I know what she is doing, she might just kill me too!

Anyway, she asked, "what's with the teaspoon of heavy whipping cream I keep seeing in your Nutrition Tracker?"

Long story short - I use it in my coffee.

I cannot use milk, it always has tasted sour to me.

I can only use non-dairy creamers for a short time as they contain soy and it too starts to bother my stomach.

I was given 4 quarts of heavy whipping cream before Christmas and I experimented with it, trying it in my coffee one day. Low and behold, no sour taste and no more stomach ache!!
(I since tried half & half but it tasted sour to me, too much milk in it I guess.)

Through trial and error, I discovered that 1 tsp is all I need per cup! And I also found out I like my coffee diluted by almost half! Now I brew mine with less coffee and found I don't have to use the extra sweetening of the non-dairy creamer with it! One sweet'n'low and 1 tsp heavy cream and I can have 2 cups a day with no stomach problems!

So now for anyone else wondering - the mystery of the heavy whipping cream is solved!

FYI, half & half makes a really tasty cornbread and regular white bread! Just have to make sure you count the extra calories! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MUFFIN350 3/1/2010 4:47AM

    I wanted to thank you for being so consistent in your nutrition trackers. I almost never see anyone post in the 1700-1900 range with a good variety of food here - it's like no one is eating like real human, and you are! And you look great! Thanks for making me believe it's possible.

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KALIGIRL 2/24/2010 1:35PM

    Thanks for the tip. Although I'm a died in the wool half & half fan, I'm having the family for Christmas and will have some on hand!

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    Last sentence, do you mean using it in cornbread recipe (like instead of milk)?

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LOPEYP 2/22/2010 7:52PM

    I'm not a coffee fan but the cream would go well on gingerbread. emoticon

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ASTORRES1 2/22/2010 6:59PM

    Whatever it takes.....and you found the combination that works for you!!!


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SPARKLYMOOSE 2/22/2010 4:52PM

    mmmm....cream is so delicious. I would rather have less of something great than more of something not so great anyway. I often find quality over quantity much more satisfying.

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KAROUSELL46 2/22/2010 4:22PM

    I might have to try that. I've been complaining for awhile now about my coffee. Even switched coffee pots. Taste kind of bitter or something. Thanks for the tip....Karen emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 2/22/2010 3:59PM

    Trust that you would stick with it until you found what works for you. As usual, good job!! Good persistence!

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    If you think that HWC is good in coffee, try it in some scrambled eggs instead of milk or water. can you say FLUFFY? LOL

Have FUN with your HWC

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EMILYBEMENT 2/22/2010 3:24PM

    I use half and half, but have thought about going back to heavy cream , I use less when I use it. I allow myself two cups of coffee each treat and that is not changing. One thing I will keep for me. I count my add ins or add ons, and I think a wee bit of fat is good for us too. Hmmm may look at using cream again, real soon.
Hugs, Em

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    You are such an inspiration! Thank you!!!! Leslie emoticon

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KNITTABLES 2/22/2010 2:53PM

    I like it in my coffee too!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 2/22/2010 2:43PM

    Sometimes a special thing like that just makes the day nicer.

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