How to make milk out of Half-and-Half? (+3 Ways to make)

In this article, we will answer the question “How to make milk out of Half-and-Half?”, and what are the other substitutes for milk?

How to make milk out of Half-and-Half?

Use the conversions below to make whole milk by combining Half-and-Half or cream with skim milk.

  • 5/8 cup skim milk + 3/8 cup half-and-half
  • 2/3 cup 1% milk + 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk + 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 7/8 cup skim milk + 1/8 cup heavy cream

3 ways to make Half-and-Half

Half-and-Half is a mixture of whole milk and light cream such that the fat content of the finished product comes out to be somewhere between 10 to 12%. You cannot whip Half-and-Half but It can be added to various recipes for richness and flavor.  

  1. Mix 1/2 cup whole milk + 1/2 cup light cream to yield one cup of Half-and-Half. It can be used in both cooking and coffee.
  1. Mix 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream to yield one cup of more thick and rich Half-and-Half. When added while cooking or in your coffee, It will add more richness than the regular Half-and-Half.
  1. Mix 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream to yield one cup of Half-and-Half that resembles the regular Half-and-Half the most in terms of flavor and richness.

Dairy substitutes for milk

Powdered milk

Simple reconstitute milk by adding water to dry milk powder. Dry milk powder is prepared by evaporating water to make it shelf-stable.

Evaporated milk

Evaporate milk is prepared by removing 60% water. It does not contain any added sugar and can be used instead of whole milk to thicken soups and gravies or for baking.

Sweetened condensed milk

This can be used as a substitute for whole milk in baking. You need to skip the sugar because condensed milk has a lot of added sugar. You can also dilute it by adding some water or milk to it.

Plain yogurt

Use plain yogurt in place of regular milk for your curries, soups, and baked goods. Dilute greek yogurt for a thinner consistency.

Sour cream

This works just like yogurt and can be used as a substitute for whole milk in both sweet and savory dishes. It acts as a tenderizer and adds a tangy hint to the end product.

Non-dairy substitutes for milk

Soy milk

Soy milk is made using soybeans or soy proteins. It has added thickening agents and can be used in place of regular milk to make coffee, savory dishes, and cereals.

Almond milk

Almond milk is made from whole almonds or by mixing almond butter and water. With a butty and mildly sweet taste, almond milk is the perfect alternative to regular milk to make coffee, tea, desserts, or baked goods.

Coconut milk

This low-calorie and low protein alternative have a sweet and mild coconut flavor. It is extracted from the flesh of coconut fruit and can be used instead of regular milk to make savory dishes, desserts, and baked goods.

Oat milk

This high fiber alternative of whole milk has a slightly sweet flavor. It is made from oats and water with added gums, oils, and salts to improve texture and flavor. Oat milk can be used instead of cow milk to make smoothies or cereal bowls.

Rice milk

Rice milk is extracted from white or brown rice. Added thickeners enhance its texture and flavor. Rice milk is low in protein and has a high GI value, hence, not suitable for diabetics, athletes, children, and the elderly. It can be used instead of whole milk in smoothies, oatmeal, desserts, and baked goods.

Cashew milk

Cashew milk is made from a mix of cashew nuts or cashew butter and water. It has a thick and creamy texture with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. This low protein and low carb substitute is a good alternative to milk for coffee, smoothies, and desserts.

Macadamia milk

Macadamia nut is made from a mixture of water and only 3% macadamia nuts. This low-calorie and creamy milk is a good substitute for regular milk to make coffee and smoothies.

Hemp milk

Hemp milk is extracted from hemp seeds and is a good substitute for skim milk due to its thin consistency.

Quinoa milk

Quinoa milk is a high protein and gluten-free milk substitute. It has a sweet and nutty flavor.

Conclusion

In this article, we answered the question “How to make milk out of Half-and-Half?”, and what are the other substitutes for milk?

References

https://www.thekitchn.com/4-easy-ways-to-make-your-own-halfandhalf-substitute-tips-from-the-kitchn-216621

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-milk-substitutes#TOC_TITLE_HDR_12

https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Cooking-And-Food/Milk,-Yogurt-and-Cheese/All-About-Evaporated-Milk.aspx#:~:text=Use%20evaporated%20milk%20instead%20of,oatmeal%20or%20even%20spaghetti%20sauce

Sana Ameer

Hello, I'm Sana Ameer. I'm a student of Food Science and Technology at UVAS. I like to bake and I aspire to become a Food blogger.

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