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2/21/11 9:42 A

Thank you for all of the ideas!

AURORA629 Posts: 2,388
2/21/11 9:29 A

I would probably use fat free evaporated milk and add a teaspoon or two of corn starch and mix very well before heating to give it a thicker and creamier texture.

2GOVEG Posts: 98
2/18/11 4:30 P

light coconut milk works great! depending on the type of soup, you can shred veggies and stir in to thicken it. I use no dairy at all in my potato soup. I shred one potato in the food processor and add to the soup. It thickens it almost to a chowder with only taters, water, onions, and mushrooms :)

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2/18/11 3:12 P

Thank you!

VERA_MOM Posts: 2,604
2/17/11 7:27 P

I'll sometimes use fat free half and half.

It really depends on the recipe. Some things will do just fine with regular milk (I usually use 2% if the recipe called for something with that much fat) but others will just never be quite right without the mouth feel of the cream. I'd try playing around with it. :)

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2/16/11 5:15 P

Thank you Pookie, and by the way, I love your profile pic!

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2/16/11 3:16 P

Plain yogurt too.

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2/16/11 12:54 P

Thank you!

RALLEN75 Posts: 280
2/16/11 12:30 P

Half & half

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2/16/11 12:22 P

I found a soup recipe I would like to try, but it calls for 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, and that has too many calories. Anyone know of any substitutes?

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