How to Make Whipped Cream With…Milk?

As the pandemic rolls on and ingredient scarcity continues, you might find yourself in need of a tasty whipped topping (like for one of these), but without the cream to whip. Rather than make a less-than-essential trip to the grocery store or go withou…

As the pandemic rolls on and ingredient scarcity continues, you might find yourself in need of a tasty whipped topping (like for one of these), but without the cream to whip. Rather than make a less-than-essential trip to the grocery store or go without whipped cream altogether, you can, in fact, substitute whole milk or half-and-half for heavy cream.

Conventional baking wisdom (not to mention science) holds that it’s pretty much impossible to make whipped cream with these lower-fat dairy products: Where whole milk is between three to four percent and half-and-half contains anywhere from 10.5 to 18 percent fat, heavy cream, the ideal base for whipped cream, clocks in at 36 percent fat—at least.

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The Savory-Sweet Caramel Sauce I’m Drizzling Over Everything

We’ve partnered with Hood Cream, makers of great-tasting, high-quality cream, to share a contest-winning caramel sauce that gets its silky-smooth texture from heavy cream.

Watching granulated sugar melt down, simmer, and transform into golden carame…

We've partnered with Hood Cream, makers of great-tasting, high-quality cream, to share a contest-winning caramel sauce that gets its silky-smooth texture from heavy cream.


Watching granulated sugar melt down, simmer, and transform into golden caramel is one of my fondest childhood cooking memories. The syrup, destined to line the bottom of the baking dish that we used exclusively for crème caramel, smelled both buttery and bitter as it morphed into amber magma. I burned myself more than once trying to taste it.

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The Best Milk Substitutes for Every Kitchen Situation

I really like milk milk.

My partner, though, is very allergic—not pop-a-Lactaid allergic, but hives-and-EpiPen allergic. So, sharing meals (and spaces) has necessarily meant a sharp decline in my dairy consumption (bye, cream). It’s not that having da…

I really like milk milk.

My partner, though, is very allergic—not pop-a-Lactaid allergic, but hives-and-EpiPen allergic. So, sharing meals (and spaces) has necessarily meant a sharp decline in my dairy consumption (bye, cream). It’s not that having dairy at the table will poison him, but I’ve come to learn that meals are just slightly less enjoyable, less meaningful when you can’t share them with the person you love. (OK, the reality is less virtuous: I ordered a burrata appetizer at a restaurant a few months ago and had to eat the entire ball alone.)

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Why Aren’t More Americans Buying Canned Milk?

At the grocery store the other day, my husband and I encountered cleared shelf after cleared shelf. No more flour. Pasta. The kind of flour used to make pasta. Oat milk. But, to our absolute delight and confusion, the canned milk section appeared untou…

At the grocery store the other day, my husband and I encountered cleared shelf after cleared shelf. No more flour. Pasta. The kind of flour used to make pasta. Oat milk. But, to our absolute delight and confusion, the canned milk section appeared untouched.

Don’t get me wrong—I have nothing against oat milk (or almond, hemp, cashew, or coconut for the matter). It’s just not what I’d consider a staple. Whether preparing our home for Florida’s yearly hurricane season or a pandemic, the first thing we worry about is our canned milk inventory.

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Wait, You Can Freeze Milk?

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


So you bought a gallon of milk for a cake recipe, and only when you got home did you realize the recipe calls for one. meager. tablespoon.

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The 5 Best Substitutes for Evaporated Milk

It’s a classic recipe blunder: You’ve assembled your mise en place, preheated the oven, even carefully buttered and floured the pan. Then, you see it: “1 cup evaporated milk.”

It was right there in the ingredients list the whole time, of course, but y…

It’s a classic recipe blunder: You’ve assembled your mise en place, preheated the oven, even carefully buttered and floured the pan. Then, you see it: “1 cup evaporated milk.”

It was right there in the ingredients list the whole time, of course, but you’re definitely just seeing it for the first time now. You poke around the pantry in hopes you’ll get lucky. While you do find four cans of pumpkin, there’s no evaporated milk to be found. What now? Go back to the store? Uh, no thanks. Abandon the recipe and make something else? Less than ideal. The answer: neither, because there are actually plenty of substitutes for evaporated milk.

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How Mom’s Creamy Baked Eggs Became a Contest-Winning Recipe

Our latest recipe contest, Your All-Time Best Creamy Breakfast, had an unexpected benefit—we learned a magic trick to make any morning approximately 100 times better.

And while a magician isn’t supposed to reveal her techniques, we’ll let it slip just…

Our latest recipe contest, Your All-Time Best Creamy Breakfast, had an unexpected benefit—we learned a magic trick to make any morning approximately 100 times better.

And while a magician isn't supposed to reveal her techniques, we'll let it slip just this once: Make sdebrango's contest-winning Creamy Baked Eggs. That's it—that's the whole trick! Promise, it works wonders.

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These Lusciously Creamy, Cheesy Baked Eggs Are the Breakfast of Champions

Rise and Shine, because we’ve partnered with Milk to bring you our latest contest: your all-time best creamy breakfast recipe starring real milk. Read on for all the delicious, dreamy details.

When we put out the call—to excited early risers and ala…

Rise and Shine, because we've partnered with Milk to bring you our latest contest: your all-time best creamy breakfast recipe starring real milk. Read on for all the delicious, dreamy details.


When we put out the call—to excited early risers and alarm clock snoozers alike—for our latest recipe contest, we asked you to bring your creamiest, dreamiest breakfasts to the table.

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2 Creamy-Cozy Breakfast Dishes That’ll Make You Want to Be a Morning Person

Rise and Shine, because we’ve partnered with Milk to bring you our latest contest: your all-time best creamy breakfast recipe starring real milk. Read on for all the delicious, dreamy details.

If you dream of being the type of person who greets thei…

Rise and Shine, because we've partnered with Milk to bring you our latest contest: your all-time best creamy breakfast recipe starring real milk. Read on for all the delicious, dreamy details.


If you dream of being the type of person who greets their day with vim and vigor (instead of grumbling every time the alarm clock goes off), allow our latest recipe contest—your all-time best creamy breakfast—to help.

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5 Comforting Breakfasts to Make Any Morning 10x Better

Rise and Shine, because we’ve partnered with Milk to bring you our latest contest: your all-time best creamy breakfast recipe starring real milk. Read on for all the delicious, dreamy details.

There are few things I love more than hitting the snooze…

Rise and Shine, because we've partnered with Milk to bring you our latest contest: your all-time best creamy breakfast recipe starring real milk. Read on for all the delicious, dreamy details.


There are few things I love more than hitting the snooze button at least four times (sometimes five or six, if I'm super-duper comfy) before finally rolling out of bed.

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