Can I substitute half and half for heavy cream?

Will it thicken like heavy cream does? I'm making a cauliflower gratin with it, it bakes for about half an hour.

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anestheticsex

Asked by anestheticsex at 6:52 PM on Dec. 24, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Use evaporated milk.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 7:07 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

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  • The half and half would probably work quite well also.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 7:08 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

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  • I don't have evaporated milk.. just half & half and heavy cream. :|
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 7:10 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

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  • I'd use the half and half. It should be fine, and not as much fat.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 7:12 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

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  • it will work just fine for that recipe, or just about anything that doesn't call for whipping the cream.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 8:27 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

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