Substitute For Heavy Cream

Decorating By mahlmann Updated 7 May 2010 , 5:53pm by KHalstead

mahlmann Posted 7 May 2010 , 4:02pm
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Hi! Can I substitute a non-dairy creamer for heavy whipping cream in a chocolate crusting frosting? Someone in my family is lactose intolerant and the frosting that I want to use for mother's day calls for heavy whipping cream. Thanks for the help!

6 replies
mamawrobin Posted 7 May 2010 , 4:36pm
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For icing I don't see why not.

mahlmann Posted 7 May 2010 , 5:03pm
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Thanks! Do you think it would work as a substitute for ganache if I decided to do that instead?

mamawrobin Posted 7 May 2010 , 5:18pm
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No. Not for ganache. Sorry. The cream is essential to the making of ganache thumbs_up.gif

jennywenny Posted 7 May 2010 , 5:22pm
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I think you might be better off looking for a soy replacement. I've had some success making truffles with cashew/macadamia butter but that might need thinning somewhat. I know that cashew cream is what millenium uses a lot in their desserts to mimic cream.

mahlmann Posted 7 May 2010 , 5:38pm
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Thanks for the tips! I really appreciate it!

KHalstead Posted 7 May 2010 , 5:53pm
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I have replaced the heavy whipping cream in ganache with liquid Rich's bettercreme.....they do sell a trully "non dairy" version of it, but I haven't actually tried that one in ganache

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