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Make Your Own Cream Cheese

They're called "hacks" these days; easy ways to work around a lengthy, often time-consuming process. Making cream cheese from milk isn't difficult, but it does take time. Using cottage cheese is an excellent hack!
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Tools & Equipment
- food processor
- spatula
- measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
- ½ cup 1% dry-curd cottage cheese
- 1 cup 1% regular cottage cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- ½ tablespoon dry dill
Other flavour options include but are not limited to caraway or cumin seed, fresh basil, liquid smoke with salmon jerky.

Combine all ingredients in bowl of food processor. Use pulse mode to puree until desired consistency / creaminess is reached. Pause to scrape down sides of work bowl with spatula. Continue with pulse mode until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Serve on bread slices, toast or crackers, spread on celery sticks, add small dollops to cucumber slices, fill mushroom caps to bake / heat.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: no cooking time

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Source: from my cookbook, Fat is NOT a Food Group

Ingredients:

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl of food processor. Use pulse mode to puree until desired creaminess is reached.
  2. Pause to scrape down sides of work bowl with spatula. Continue with pulse mode until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
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March 2, 20180 found this helpful

I have never made my own cream cheese before. I will have to try sometime, thank you :)

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