Homemade Cream Cheese Recipe / How to Make Cream Cheese at Home
Recipe type: Homemade
Cuisine: American
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Serves: ¼ cup
  • Full Fat Milk - 2 liter
  • Yogurt / Curd - 3 tblspn or more as needed
  • For Making Cream Cheese: Paneer - 250 grams and Yogurt / Curd - ½ cup
  1. For making paneer, bring milk to a boil, once it reaches boil, add in curd and keep mixing, it will start to curdle, if it didn't curdle add in more yogurt.
  2. Now place a sieve over a bowl, line it with clean cheesecloth or white cloth.
  3. Pour the curdled mix over the sieve and once it is poured in, tie it like a bundle, and place a heavy thing over it. Press it often to remove the water as much as possible. I left it for 30 mins and i got a beautiful block of paneer.
  4. Cube it out and paneer is done.
  5. The whey water which you got is very nutritious, use that for kneading chapati dough or making rasam.
  6. Now lets make cream cheese, take paneer in a blender and make it into a smooth puree.
  7. Add in curd and puree it again till it is very smooth.
  8. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and pour the mix in it.
  9. Leave it in fridge overnight and upto 48 hours, discard water that is collected in the bowl inbetween.
  10. What you will be left with is a beautiful creamy cream cheese.
  11. You can use this in any recipes that calls for cream cheese.
You can use store bought paneer as well for this recipe, but homemade is best.

You can use this any recipes that calls for cream cheese, even in baked cheese cake recipes.

I left the cream cheese drain overnight and didn't get much liquid in the bowl, i got a thick cheese. But if you find lots of water in the bowl leave it to drain for 24 hours to 48 hours.

Store this cream cheese in a air tight container and use within a week, maximum 10 days.

For making paneer, you can use lemon juice or vinegar as well. If you use lemon juice or vinegar, adter draining the mix show them under running tap water to remove the excess sourness from the paneer.
Recipe by Yummy Tummy at https://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/homemade-cream-cheese-recipe-how-to/