Friday, November 25, 2011

Substitute for Heavy Cream

A couple of days ago, I was working on a ganache for some brownies.  I did not have any heavy cream in the house so I substituted using 2% milk and butter.  I melted 1 1/2 tbs of butter and mixed it with 1/4 cup of milk.  To finish my ganache, I poured the warm mixture over my chopped chocolate (4 oz of semisweet).  I covered it for about five minutes and then whipped it together.  It worked really well and the ganache came out great.  I thought that I would share this tidbit in case you find yourself without any heavy cream.

5 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! I hadn't heard of this substitute before, but it is definitely good to know!

    Following you back.

    Regina
    www.thecrazynutsmom.com

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  2. I LOVE ganache and I LOVE people who MAKE ganache! I especially love the fact that A. I now can make my own (and LOVE me!) and B. I can call it "healthy" since I am avoiding the heavy cream! YOU my friend are WONDERFUL!
    I also wish I lived near you so that I could take my family to all of your fun holiday events--enjoy! Following from the blog hop and woul love if you could follow back!
    http://anothertiredmommy.blogspot.com/2011/11/thanksgiving.html

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  3. You posted back in 2011 and here it is May of 2014...but your substitute still works great. My brownies also needed the ganache and I was short on heavy cream, but your recipe stands the test of time !
    Thank you

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  4. did u heat the mixture of milk and butter in the pan? pls reply asap

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