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I'm making a recipe that calls for heavy cream. Can I use plain coffee cream? (like coffee mate?) I don't even have any milk!

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • No, you'll need to go to the store for cream. Coffeemate won't work like real cream. Sorry.

    Answer by Nika75 at 5:13 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • that depends on the recipe. if it is a dessert you need heavy whipping cream

    Answer by aapye at 5:17 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • It's for a pasta dish to make a cream sauce.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Since coffeemate is artificial stuff I'd not want to eat it in quantity. Do you have any evaporated milk or powdered milk, or unflavored yogurt?

    Answer by Bmat at 5:25 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Ohh. I do have evaporated milk. Will that work?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Yep, evaporated milk will work, but you will probably have to add some cornstarch to the recipe to make the sauce to the desired consistency.


    Answer by twin_mommy at 6:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • to my knowledge, most coffeemate is actually non dairy, and would not have the desired result. evaporated milk would work.

    Answer by bltcahill at 6:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • No, coffee creamer won't work. If you have evaporated milk, that may work, depending on the recipe. If it has to be whipped, it wouldn't work...but for a sauce of some sort, it works great, and is an easy way to save on fat.

    Answer by jespeach at 7:03 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Boy, I'm still learning something new every day. Evaporated milk & cornstarch--I'd never have guessed...thanks!

    Answer by Sharon7370 at 7:16 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • I use half and half instead of heavy cream - it has less fat.

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 12:44 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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