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Milk being poured into a measuring cup to make half and half substitute.

Half and Half Substitute

How to make a quick and easy half and half substitute with what you have in your fridge.
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 310kcal
Author Tracy


Easy Half & Half Substitute

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk any percentage

Most Accurate Half & Half Substitute (With Whole Milk)

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Most Accurate Half & Half Substitute (With Non-fat Milk)

  • 2/3 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Half & Half Substitute Without Heavy Cream

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 scant cup milk any percentage


  • Combine ingredients and use as you would half and half from a carton.


If using melted butter, add melted butter to a 1-cup measuring cup and fill it the rest of the way with milk.


Calories: 310kcal