Can I Use 'Half And Half' To Make Whipped Cream?


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Monica Stott Profile
Monica Stott answered
Can I use half and half to make whipped cream?
It is possible to use half and half as an alternative to whipped cream, but you will find that you will not be able to make it as firm as you could with regular cream.

If you do not mind a slightly runnier texture then half and half can work fine, and it is a healthier option. If you are making something that requires firm cream that will not slop around then you should use full cream.

What is half and half?
Half and Half is a type of cream that is commonly used in the US as an alternative to full fat cream. It is made up from half whole milk and half cream and is commonly used in coffee.

How should I make whipped cream?
You can make whipped cream with whole cream too. Pour it into a mixing bowl and whisk energetically. You must ensure that you are not simply stirring the cream as this will not whip it. You need to lift the cream as you whisk it and flick your wrist in a circular motion to whip the cream quickly.

This can be a tiring task, and many people prefer to use an electric whisk to whip their cream. This makes the task quicker and easier. The whisking arms of the appliance can then be removed for easy cleaning. If you are regularly whisking cream or making cakes or recipes that require batter, an electric whisk is a great appliance to have in your kitchen.

What can whipped cream be used for?
Whipped cream is usually used for a delicious variety of desserts. Pavlova is a popular dessert whereby whipped cream is piled onto of a meringue base and topped off with berries such as raspberries and strawberries.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Won't work - I tried but it with sugar and vanilla extract, you can make the same kind of vanilla milk as they have at Starbucks!
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Anonymous answered
I think that you can. A few week ago I needed to make whipped cream and I couldn't find any at the store near my house, so I bought Half and Half instead. It took me a while but, finally, it worked. It turned into cream. It didn't really taste like whipped cream but, it still whipped up okay.
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heather brown answered
Use heavy cream. Half and Half or even regular milk does not work, it will make it watery. My family recipe is really easy:
  1. Add heavy cream and granulated sugar to a bowl
  2. Whip the cream with any type of mixer or manual whip
  3. Slowly add the sugar to taste
  4. You can tell when it is done by testing the texture
Have fun, and good eating!
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
I tried that once, it didn't work for me. About the best thing it did was make a little froth to put in the coffee. You need to use light or heavy cream to make whip cream. Sorry. Good luck.

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