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Making Spreadable Cream Cheese

Cold cream cheese can be a challenge to spread, but you can easily change its consistency. This guide is about making spreadable cream cheese.

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September 20, 2006 Flag

I bought a brick of cream cheese and I'd like to make it into a spread (like the kind you buy in a tub). Any ideas?

Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH

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September 23, 20060 found this helpful

Thank you for all of the flavor/seasoning ideas but I guess I should have been more specific.

One of the guest posts on 9/22 answered what I had been looking to make it creamy (making it into the creamy consistency like what you would get in the tub version).

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September 24, 20060 found this helpful

I take a brick of cream cheese , put in the mircowave for 30 seconds and then add a can of salmon drained,and take the skin out . I mash it in with some Mrs Dash citrus seasoning

it is smooth. Lovely on toasted bagel

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September 30, 20060 found this helpful

I use fat free yogurt to thin the cream cheese to tub like consistancy. You may need to stir it when you get it back out of the refrig.


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November 7, 20060 found this helpful

Take a 8 oz. block of cream cheese, at room temperature place in a bowl. Pour hot pepper jelly over it & serve with assorted crackers. For Christmas, it's pretty, to do one with red pepper jelly and one with green pepper jelly.

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March 1, 2010 Flag
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Here's how to make your own whipped cream cheese instead of paying extra for it at the market. Beat cream cheese in a bowl while slowly adding 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk per 8 ounces of cream cheese. It's as easy, peasy as that. ;-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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January 13, 2011 Flag

When mixing cream cheese, add a tablespoon or two of milk to make it smoother.

Source: My Mom

By JodiT from Aurora, CO

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