The thick, smooth creaminess of heavy cream plays a special role in many recipes. If you don’t have it on hand, though, you can easily combine two common ingredients to make a substitute that works.

Things You'll Need

Melt butter and let it cool to near room temperature. Do not let it solidify again.

Pour half-and-half into a bowl and add the melted, cooled butter.

Whisk lightly until well blended. Use this combination in place of 1 cup of cream.