How to make Heavy Cream at Home

Dairy is not part of the paleo diet. But I have found that a lot of people who are lactose intolerant (myself included) can consume heavy cream without the same reaction. Proper heavy cream is the butterfat layer that is skimmed off the top prior to the homogenisation process.

So why is heavy cream okay for some while milk is not. Heavy cream has a much higher fat content and as a result much less casein and lactose. Milk intolerance is generally more to do with one of them. So if there is less of either of those elements then some people probably react less. You won’t know if its okay for you until you try.

Now if you are one those people who can tolerate heavy cream but not milk, below you will instructions on how to make heavy cream at home.


This recipe yields about one cup of heavy cream, approximately 36% fat

75g (1/3 cup) unsalted butter
117ml (3/4 cup) whole milk

Melt the butter in a pan or in the microwave
Combine the butter and the milk
Use a standard or stick blender and blend the milk and melted butter together

Congratulations, you now have a cup of homemade heavy cream that you can use in coffee, baked goods etc.

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