Why do we need to prepare Homemade Cream Cheese? Well, In India good quality cream cheese is very costly, and if you want to prepare cheese cakes, frosting for carrot cake or filling for tarts, you need cream cheese. Can we get the same consistency as market bought? No, homemade cream cheese doesn’t have the same consistency but it comes very close. For the recipe of cream cheese I have followed the post from Gayathri Kumar’s blog https://gayathriscookspot.com/
Preparing cream cheese is not a difficult task. It just takes one day for the final result, and it is not strenuous work. All you need is full fat hung curd and paneer (cottage cheese). You can prepare these both in your kitchen; so first step is over. Second step is to drain out water content from paneer and hung curd. Third step is to mix both of them and again drain out extra water. Final step is to grind them together and cream cheese is ready. To make it more creamy, add some cream in it. I had prepared this homemade cream cheese first time when I wanted frosting for carrot cake!! How smooth and creamy it is!
During these hard times we don’t know when we will be able to go back to the grocery store and purchase items without any fear. But till then we can keep our spirits high and try certain things which we never thought could be homemade. Good food gives us happiness and positive thinking. So try to prepare this simple recipe of cream cheese and give yourself a treat of wonderful dishes…!
Full fat milk, vinegar/lemon juice, curd
Boil milk in a pan and let it cool down after boiling till it is slightly warmer than lukewarm. Add half tbsp curd in it, cover the pan and keep it at a warm place to set. Curd will be ready within 3-4 hours. Pour this curd in a sieve along with muslin cloth spread on it and hang it for 2-3 hours so that water drains out. Later, take out the curd in a bowl and hung curd is ready. Keep this in the fridge until we prepare paneer.
In another pan, boil milk once again and switch off the heat the moment milk is boiled. Immediately pour vinegar or lemon juice (1 tbsp vinegar for 1 litre milk OR 1 tbsp lemon juice with one tbsp water for 1 litre milk) in hot milk. Milk will curdle – pour it in a sieve with muslin cloth on it. Wash this curdled milk (or chenna in Hindi) nicely in running water so that no taste of vinegar/water remains. Squeeze out water and hang this muslin cloth for 1 to 2 hours so that the remaining water drains out. Paneer will be ready in two hours.
Now measure equal quantity of hung curd and paneer.Mix both of them nicely and again keep it in the fridge overnight wrapped up in a muslin cloth in with a bowl and a strainer.
Take out the bowl in the morning and grind this cream cheese into mixer till it is no more grainy.
Smooth cream cheese is ready!!
To make it more creamy, add little bit of cream and prepare your favorite cheesecake recipes.
Khoya Cheesecake (fusion dessert)
81 thoughts on “Homemade Cream Cheese”
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Wow. I decided that I won’t see your blog for 15days because I was trying to stay away from some foods. But your presentation is so good. I broke my pledge. Wonderful post
Parneet, ha. ha. ha.. my husband sitting next to me agrees with you completely 😉
That’s such a sweet comment for any food blogger.
Thank you so much 😊
You not believe I will search that then but before that I saw your post. It is nice.
Dushyant, many thanks ☺️
Bahut bahut dhanyawaad 😊
Oh yes! Cream cheese is wonderful in so many things! I love how your optimism and love for your family comes through in your recipes. 🙂
Dear Lynette, nowadays eating right thing is very important. Otherwise shops lure us for a lot ready-made food. Just trying to keep food simple and healthy.
Thank you so much for your kind words 😊
Have a great weekend!
That’s lovely recipe Deeksha 🤩❤️👍
Thanks a lot Tushara 😊
Very useful recipe, especially for those who like to bake.
Thanks a lot Meenal 😊
Many times held back on frosting specially for red velvet cake….but now I don’t need to… thanks to you 😊👍🏻
Btw, tried your kairi ki launji recipe Deeksha. All loved it 😋👍🏻 so thanks again 😊
Many many thanks Radhika 😘
I am so happy to hear that you liked kairie ki loungi 😍
I really appreciate for your feedback!!
Is that a photo of your carrot cake? Can you bring yourself to cutting it into pieces? I mean it is a piece of art! (I am trying at the moment to abstain from cakes and such like.)
In Denmark we like to eat cream cheese also spicy as bread spread. It is good to have this recipe; I like to be able to produce things myself. And one can decide exactly what herbs or spices one wants in it.
Stella, I feel embarrassed to say that only me finished that whole cake😶
Apoorva and Manish don’t like cakes with spices, so you know someone has to finish it😇
and it was my first carrot cake!
I had tried herbal paneer once, but never with cream cheese. Probably because no one demands. But yes, with homemade, we have choice to add the flavours of our liking.
As usual “Delicious”😋
Many thanks Anand ☺️
Thanks a lot Tina☺️
It lookd delicious 😋
Many thanks Vishal ☺️
Very useful…I am learning a lot from you Deeksha! 😃
Deepika, you are too humble to say that ☺️😊
It looks delicious 😍
Thank you very much Era☺️
Lovely recipe! Thank you for sharing Deeksha !
You are most welcome Smitha😘❤️
The cake was looking delicious, Deeksha and your recipe was awesome. Thank you for your yummy presentation.
Thank you very much Kamal for your lovely appreciation 😊 😍🤗
Welcome dear Deeksha and I too tried your mango tangy pickle it was awesome 👌👌👌👌
You made me feel special ❤️
Many many thanks for the feedback Kamal. I really appreciate 🤗💕
You are Special and I love the way you make all your recipes with so much love in them, Deeksha 😊😊😊😊
Cream cheese is the ingredient that gives a gourmet flavor to both pastries and meals. Therefore, it is a great alternative to do it at home. The recipe is very good. An excellent week for you.
I would be glad if this recipe will fulfill your requirement of fresh cream cheese. You can add your choice of herbs also to add more flavor. Thank you very much Mac. You too have a safe and wonderful week ahead.
I think this herbal supplement is a good alternative. A big hug for you.
Yes cream cheese is used in many delicious recipes !! Sure I will try to make it !! 💙
Sinip, thank you very much dear 😊
Ur posts are tempting 😋😋
Ranjini, thank you very much for your kind words 😊
Gotta try this at home.
Nisha, i hope you will like the taste 😊
Definitely trying this soon. Will use that for a cheesecake😃 also, indid try the mango gojju and liked it🙏
Nisha, thank you very much 😊 I am glad that recipe worked well for you and you liked the taste ☺️
Cheesecake sounds a good idea!!
You have so much of patience and very good taste
Thank you very much Subbashini for your kind words 😊
Wow, It looks so delicious, you did a great job.🙏👌👌
Thank you very much 😊
Love the simplicity of this recipe. Never knew the method. I am not a big fan of cream cheese or Paneer for that matter. But your pics and recipe makes me to try homemade version which might taste much better than the store bought one.
Smitha, even I was not too fond of cream cheese. But with homemade I can have it any time now! Thank you so much for your lovely appreciation 😊
That’s an awesome looking cream cheese. I use cream cheese in baking or as spreads. The pics and steps are so well presented, makes me want to try making at home.
Thank you very much Neetha for your lovely appreciation 😊
Thank you for this recipe.
You are always welcome Anjali ❤️
Wow you are always coming up with clever ideas. I did not realize cream cheese could be made at home. I like making things at home when I have time because I can control the quality of the ingredients.
Thank you so much for your lovely appreciation 😊 😍
Fear of not stepping in the shops is forcing us to do ‘Homemade’ whatever is possible within our limits.
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wow! its an amazingly easy recipe. thanks for sharing.
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looks very much tasty
Thanks a lot for visiting the blog and appreciating the post ☺️
Oh my goodness! I have no idea that we can make cream cheese at home!
This is great, Deeksha!
During lock down I was content with this recipe Oscar. The best part, it is fresh!!
It would never occur to me to make cream cheese. I thought it was always something you get in the store. Well, no more! Thanks, you, for this.
Thank you so much Ruth. During lock down this recipe was a lot helpful for me. Food was the main reason people were happy though confined inside the house.
Saving this post😍😍👌👌
need to try this!
I hope you will like the taste 😊
Great! I tried making it at home but this seems so much better!
Thanks a lot Aarushi. I hope you will like this version also.
Oh wow!!! I just started making my own yogurt….so maybe I’ll step up to this someday!!! Although I’m horrible at cooking much. I live vicariously through wonderful people like You, Deeksha!!! 🤗💕 Thank You and take care!!!
Katy, you are a wonderful person ❤️
We all learn from each other’s experiences, isn’t it!! We hesitate to say this and you said it so daringly.
Homemade curd is wonderful and if you want really thick one just add milk powder in the milk and while setting it can add fruit puree also and delicious homemade flavored curd would be ready!!
Ah!!! You are the sweetest, Deeksha!!! Thank You! My first 2 batches have been really good but I have wondered how to thicken them. That’s a great idea! Sending huge hugs Your way! Happy cooking!!! 🤗❤️😊