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#1 Old 11-23-2003, 06:59 PM
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Is it okay to substitute heavy cream with like, light cream or skim milk or soy milk or something that wouldn't be so insanely calorie laden? I've never tried before, but if its not being whipped, does it just add that nice fatty flavour?

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#2 Old 11-23-2003, 07:04 PM
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I saw a heavy cream subsitute

on veganessentials.com...

It's imported from europe, I think...

Or there's silk coffee creamer...

Hope that helps...
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Back in the day when I lived right by a Wild Oats, I used to get some great stuff. It's called cream sauce base, it comes in a tetra pack, and I'm pretty sure it's made by Pacific foods. It's great for alfredo sauce and cheesey stuff.
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#4 Old 11-24-2003, 12:05 PM
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Use silken tofu with a bit of water or 'milk to the consistency of heavy cream or to desired texture.



You can also use coconut cream, but that would contain a lot of calories
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Hey - I'm trying to veganize a truffle recipe. Do you think silk creamer in place of the heavy cream would work? Seems it would. Thanks for any insight.
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nope. I have yet to find any heavy cream substitute to work properly in a truffle recipe. Problems I've found:



1. not settling properly

2. an odd aftertaste.

3. tasting like tofu and chocolate goo...and not in a good way

4. crusting in sections and not cooking in others

5. tasting like it was a diet food
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#7 Old 12-25-2003, 09:58 PM
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Is it okay to substitute heavy cream with like, light cream or skim milk or soy milk or something that wouldn't be so insanely calorie laden? I've never tried before, but if its not being whipped, does it just add that nice fatty flavour?



Heavy cream also holds it together. When you get rid of the fat, the recipe starts to fall apart. You can sub part of the cream, but not all. In some recipes, you can do all if the cream is not important (ie in a chocolate cake), but if you are making something that relies on cream, it does not sub well.
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Oh, poo. Hehe. I'll have to keep experimenting...
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#9 Old 12-26-2003, 01:02 AM
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keep trying, though. I can't veganize my truffle recipes, but you maybe able to with another one.
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