Half and Half

Half and Half Substitute

If you don’t normally buy half and half, or it’s something you avoid for dietary reasons, just use one of these substitutes when a recipe calls for it. Includes a dairy-free option, as well as a couple options that will whip.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Ingredient Substitutions
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Milk
  • Cream


Combine equal parts milk and cream to make your own half and half. It’s traditionally made with whole milk and light cream, but any milk and cream will do.


More Half and Half Substitutes

  • One cup of milk + 1 tbsp melted butter
  • An equal amount of evaporated milk
  • Equal parts coconut cream and dairy-free milk