19 Yummy Ways to Use Up Half and Half

If there is one ingredient that almost always goes bad in my fridge, it’s half-and-half. When I need it for some recipe, I always buy the small container, yet there is usually some left over. Since I hate wasting food, and I love finding new recipes, I have decided to come up with a list of foods I can make with leftover half-and-half.

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!19 Ways to Use Up Half & Half

Here are 19 yummy ways to use up leftover half-and-half. For each recipe below, I will list the amount of half-and-half you need, the other ingredients required, and how many people it serves. Hopefully it will save you from clicking on a bunch of links to finally find the one recipe you can make without running to the store!

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Breakfast

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Frittatas from A Sprinkle of This and That
3/4 cup
Butter, eggs, salt, pepper, broccoli, and cheddar cheese

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Glazed Funfetti Muffins from Cooking Classy
3 Tablespoons
Flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, milk, sprinkles, and powdered sugar
Makes 12 muffins

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Overnight Crème Brulee French Toast from Carlsbad Cravings
1 1/2 cups
Butter, brown sugar, French bread, eggs, pure maple syrup, vanilla, orange extract, salt, and cinnamon
Serves 6

Drinks

Creamy Hot Cocoa from Allrecipes
1/2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla
Serves 4

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Creamy pink lemonade from Bubbly Nature Creations
1 1/2 cups
Fresh lemon juice, sugar, raspberries, and vanilla extract
Makes 2 quarts

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Italian Sodas from Like Mother Like Daughter
1 Tablespoon
Flavored syrups, crushed ice, and lemon-lime soda

This smoothie tastes just like ice cream, hence the name. You can make it to your liking with different fruit and extracts. What a delicious way to enjoy ice cream on a hot summer day!Tastes Just Like Ice Cream Smoothie from Humble in a Heartbeat
1/2 cup
Milk, sugar, vanilla, banana, ice, and other fruit (optional)
Serves 2-3

Dinner

Bowtie Chicken Alfredo from The Pioneer Woman
1/2 cup
Bowtie pasta, butter, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, salt, pepper, garlic, dry white wine (or chicken broth), heavy cream, parmesan, parsley
Serves 6

Chicken and Dumplings from The Pioneer Woman
1 1/2 cup
Butter, olive oil, flour, whole chicken, salt, pepper, carrots, celery, onion, ground thyme, turmeric, chicken broth, apple cider, heavy cream, yellow cornmeal, baking powder, and fresh parsley
Serves 8

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup from Damn Delicious
1/2 cup
Olive oil, boneless, skinless chicken thighs, salt, pepper, butter, garlic, cremini mushrooms, onion, carrots, celery, dried thyme, flour, chicken stock, bay leaf, parsley, and rosemary
Serves 6

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese from 365(ish) Days of Pinterest
1 1/2 cups
Elbow macaroni, butter, evaporated milk, sharp Cheddar cheese, Velveeta, ground mustard, salt, and pepper

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes from No. 2 Pencil
1 cup
Potatoes, butter, salt, white pepper, and cream cheese
Serves 10

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup from CopyKat Recipes
1 cup
Butter, flour, onion, frozen chopped broccoli, Velveeta or other processed cheese, chicken broth, carrots, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper
Serves 6

Shrimp and Grits from Allrecipes
2 cups
Coarsely ground grits, salt, uncooked shrimp, salt, cayenne pepper, lemon, andouille sausage, bacon, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, onion, garlic, butter, flour, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, and sharp Cheddar cheese
Serves 8

Dessert

Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce from Allrecipes
2 cups
Butter, milk, French bread, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, raisins, heavy cream, brown sugar, and pecans
Serves 16

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Glazed Apple Cookies from Real House Moms
2 1/2 Tablespoons
Shortening, brown sugar, egg, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, apples, raisins, milk, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla extract

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!Hot Fudge Sauce from The Café Sucre Farine
1/2 cup
Semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and sea salt
Makes 1 cup of sauce

Microwave Caramel Sauce from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon
Sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and unsalted butter
Makes 1 cup

Traditional Coconut Cream Pie from Fav Family Recipes
1 1/2 cups
Coconut milk, eggs, sugar, corn starch, salt, flaked coconut, coconut extract (or vanilla), pie shell, whipping cream, and powdered sugar
Makes 1 pie

You can also use half-and-half as a substitute for evaporated whole milk.

If you have an unopened carton of half-and-half in your fridge, look at the printed date and it can be used for 7-10 days past that date. Once you open the half-and-half, you should use it within 5-7 days.

Got some half and half in your fridge that you need to use up? You can't go wrong with these 19 yummy recipes for using up leftover half and half!

I hope you’ve been inspired and can use up your leftover half-and-half to stretch your grocery budget just a little further!

Do you have any great recipes that contain half-and-half?

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Comments

  1. The Café Sucré Farine says:

    What a great post, who would have known there were so many ways to use half and half! Thanks for the link!

  2. Those frittatas are going on my list for sure. My favorite way to consume half-and-half is in a breve. So indulgent.

  3. Lestie Ann Damon says:

    What a great Post, thank you so much for this information !

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