heavy whipping cream in place of whole milk? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 13 Old 12-21-2009, 03:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
e&tsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi - Please help!! Dh, the sweetie that he is, bought me heavy whipping cream. Love him - he is a big help, but I now have 4 tall containers (quarts?) of heavy whipping cream. Didnt need whipping cream at all. Not completely sure why he got it, but I digress...

So, I am making a pumpkin soufle-type thing for Christmas. It has pumpkin, honey, while milk, and eggs. Can I use the heqvy whipping cream in place of the whole milk? I wont whip it or anything. I just hate to have all that cream go to waste. Thoughts?
e&tsmom is offline  
#2 of 13 Old 12-21-2009, 03:17 PM
 
MeepyCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 3,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
I would worry that, for souffle, which is kind of a precision trick, whipping cream would screw things up. I'm nervous around souffle.

But you have a gallon of whipping cream. Good god.

So, first, you're having whipped cream with your souffle. And on your cocoa, which will also be made with cream. And if you're making mashed potatoes, there should be heavy cream in those, and you're probably also putting it in soup. That's the first quart.

Cream cake? Cookies? Swap with a neighbor?
MeepyCat is online now  
#3 of 13 Old 12-21-2009, 03:24 PM
 
JamieCatheryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SW Pa
Posts: 5,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Make ice cream to top your pies! Do you have an ice cream maker? They usually sell them in summer but maybe you could find it anyway. Homemade ice cream is soooo good.
JamieCatheryn is online now  
#4 of 13 Old 12-21-2009, 03:33 PM
 
ursusarctos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have used cream in baking (biscuits) when I discovered I was out of milk at the last minute. I diluted it a bit with water and it worked great. I might be a bit iffier about using it for something more intricate than biscuits, but I bet it would work for basic cake, pies, bread...

Me treehugger.gif and DH caffix.gif and sweet baby DD heartbeat.gif born 08/2011.

ursusarctos is offline  
#5 of 13 Old 12-21-2009, 04:36 PM
 
cristeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It depends on the recipes, really. In something where milk is providing the liquid component for fluidity (like gravy) - cream doesn't work unless you dilute it with water. In that instance, cream acts as a fat.

I'd be worried in a souffle that the excess fat would make your souffle not rise. But in all sorts of recipes, it will work. Custards, ice cream, eggnog, you can even make your own butter, sour cream/creme fraiche, etc. There are many recipes where the cream will work in the place of milk just fine.

Cristeen ~ Always remembering our stillheart.gif  warrior ~ Our rainbow1284.gif  is 3, how'd that happen?!?! 

We welcomed another rainbow1284.gifstillheart.gif  warrior in May 2012!! 

2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012

cristeen is offline  
#6 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 12:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
e&tsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the input. Let me give more information... I said soufle b/c it has eggs in it, but seriously, I dont really know what souflee is. You mix pumpkin, honey, milk, and eggs and then you bake it in the oven. If that sounds like a souflee then I should nix the use of heavy cream for sure. If that just sounds like a casserole, then would the cream work then? The reason i ask id because i need to make 2 of these and that would take care of at least one quart. any thoughts on how to ake butter with the cream. I do think I'll make whipped cream for the cookies ( too many cookies so no pies this year) and i WISH WISH WISH we had an ice cream maker. Could I freeze it? MIL told me one she used to freeze milk. Think I can do the same for cream? Oooh maybe I'll bake bread with the cream...I always use milk. YUM!
e&tsmom is offline  
#7 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 12:31 AM
 
philomom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 9,430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Alfredo, scones and anything you can bake.
philomom is offline  
#8 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 12:49 AM
 
JessicaS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 43,864
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
creme brulee??

yum

Not all those who wander are lost 
JessicaS is offline  
#9 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 02:18 AM
 
sunnysandiegan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Scones made with cream are extra delicious! Google "cream scones" and look for an authentic British recipe. SO YUMMY!!!!!!!!!

I have frozen cream before. Hmmmm.... It turns out a different consistency when you thaw it. If you want to use the frozen/thawed cream in soup or baked goods, then I think it'll be fine. Just remember to freeze it in portions you would use. If you want to whip the cream after it had been frozen, better to try freezing the already whipped cream. I'd only try a small amount since cream isn't cheap unless someone else can chime in that it turns out good. I haven't done that, yet.

My DD's class made butter in glass jars a couple years ago. They just shook the jar of cream until it turned into butter. We parents then got to have it on something the next day they served to us. (I have forgotten the occasion, but it was fun.) The butter tasted like the unsalted kind we use for baking versus the salted kind we use for everything else.

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

sunnysandiegan is offline  
#10 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 05:00 AM
 
cristeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Unless you're whipping those egg whites to a stiff peak first, what you describe sounds like a custard, and cream works just fine in that.

Cristeen ~ Always remembering our stillheart.gif  warrior ~ Our rainbow1284.gif  is 3, how'd that happen?!?! 

We welcomed another rainbow1284.gifstillheart.gif  warrior in May 2012!! 

2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012

cristeen is offline  
#11 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 08:30 AM
 
LaughingHyena's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Yes you can freeze it, the pot in I have says to lightly whip it first.
LaughingHyena is offline  
#12 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 08:46 AM
 
BetsyS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: world of craziness
Posts: 5,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've frozen it before, but like a PP said, it doesn't really whip after being frozen.

Cream lasts a long time just in the fridge. Probably easily 2 weeks after the date if it's unopened.

I make cream of vegetable soups (tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot) with cream. Very good. Like a pp said--mashed potatoes made with cream are sooo good.

You can top any and all desserts with cream. My mother is not a baker/dessert maker, and her go-to dessert is homemade applesauce served over whipped cream (so it's apples in a cloud). It's actually really elegant and quite tasty. Try it!
BetsyS is offline  
#13 of 13 Old 12-22-2009, 03:18 PM
 
tinuviel_k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How old are your kids? If they are old enough it might be a really fun project to make butter! Heck, even if they are really young it might be fun to make butter just for you. I love doing it. I make butter sometimes in my stand mixer, food processor, blender, or even in just a jar.
tinuviel_k is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off