How to Make Homemade Cream From Milk in Your Grocery Store

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If your cream goes sour or your just plain forget to pick up a carton, you can easily whip up a homemade cream substitute with store-bought milk and a little butter. Like off-the-shelf cream, this homemade version adds a smooth and rich texture to dishes ranging from quiche to scrambled eggs. No matter what you're whipping up, stick with whole milk rather than 1- or 2-percent varieties to lend your homemade concoction a richer taste and creamier consistency.

Step 1

Melt the butter or margarine over medium heat in a saucepan. Allow the butter to cool. Use 1/3 cup of butter for every 3/4 cup of milk.

Step 2

Add your milk to the mixing bowl and slowly pour the cooled, liquefied butter into the milk.

Step 3

Whisk the milk and butter together until they're fully blended and feature a smooth, creamy consistency. Use this homemade cream as a substitute for store-bought cream at a one-to-one ratio.

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