Making Whipped Cream Cheese

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
March 1, 2010

Whipped Cream CheeseHere'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

Comment Was this helpful? 18
Read More Comments

3 Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

November 27, 2009

I cannot find Philadelphia "Whipped" cream cheese in "Fat Free". I bought some Fat Free and am looking on ways to make it into a "Whipped" version. I do not know what to add to the fat free cream cheese in order to whip it; fat free milk? Thanks.

By John from Saint Augustine, FL


November 27, 20090 found this helpful

According to the links below use:

3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened



Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 28, 20090 found this helpful

I believe the whipped cream cheese is simply that - whipped cream cheese, nothing added. The company is simple "saving" you the whipping step when they sell the whipped product. Soften the cream cheese (leave it out of the refrigerator for about 1 hour) and beat it until fluffy. If you have a stand up mixer with a whisk attachment, this is best.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
November 30, 20090 found this helpful

I am so curious why it needs to be whipped ;-) At any rate, just hand whisk or beat with an egg beater with a couple of tablespoons of non-fat or low-fat milk :-)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 1, 20090 found this helpful

OK first, in order to make your cream cheese light and airy like what is in the market you must first add air (to make it light and fluffy). I you add ordinary milk it will only make it thin. i do not think that is very appealing.


You need low fat whipping cream. Whipping cream doubles when whipped by allowing air this produces a very light and of course airy product. For example, if you want to make homemade whipped cream you would add confectioners sugar to heavy whipping cream. one sm. carton of cream will produce a lot of whipped cream.

So go with the low fat whipping cream or low fat heavy whipping cream. Thanks, Carla

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 6, 20171 found this helpful

Amen! People have been led to believe Low Fat is related to weight loss ... its not. Its all the sugar that gets added in. Go with Janets suggestion. The whipped cream cheese is excellent.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
January 24, 20180 found this helpful

I end up using less when whipped ..otherwise i could eat the whole block ...:)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 21, 20190 found this helpful

Read the label. Surficants and preservatives are added.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
March 1, 20200 found this helpful

I agree with not wanting chemicals to take the place of fat in my food so reading labels is uber-important. Skim milk and most low-fat dairy products do not add chemicals, just remove the cream and add water.


Full fat products are not healthy for an obese person trying to loose weight but we still need to eat as cleanly as possible!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question


ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.

November 27, 2009

Does anyone have a recipe for making whipped and spreadable cream cheese like you buy in the grocery store? Thanks for your help.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Food and Recipes Food Tips DairyFebruary 27, 2013
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-10-16 13:52:25 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.