Most of the information below on how to substitute milk for dairy-free diets is excerpted from my book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook.
Milk Ingredient Substitutions Cream But, as near as I can come, if whole milk contains 7.94 grams of "milk fat" and 2% contains 4.54 grams of "milk fat" you'll That's because even heavy cream is only about 40% "milk fat".
Ingredients. 1.5t heavy cream= 1% milk; 1T heavy cream= 2% milk; 2T heavy cream= whole milk ; 5T 1t heavy cream= half-&-half; 9T heavy. NOTE: Whole milk is higher in total fat than low-fat milk. If a baking recipe calls for whole milk, you may be able to substitute.
I have a recipe (from the cake mix doctor) that calls for 1 cup of whole milk. I only have 2% and really don't feel like going back to the store. ha.
Read the Skim milk into whole milk discussion from the Chowhound food community. Milk Ingredient Substitutions Units and Measures. 11 I have a recipe that I want to make that calls for 2 cups of whole milk. I have skim.