Easiest Cream Cheese

by Daisy

Frankly, there are about 385 million ways to make a basic cream cheese, but this is the one that I think is most accessible to the average W-mart shopper.

Easiest Cream Cheese

1. Buy a quart of plain, active culture, one ingredient yogurt. Even if it says ORGANIC, still check the back.

2. Plop in cloth-lined bowl.

3. Gather and tie around spoon or other long object.

4. Suspend for 12 hours, allowing whey to drain. Check consistency. The longer the draining time, the firmer the cheese.

5. Chill, schmear, and enjoy!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Satsuki June 25, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Thanks for the great tips! I’m trying this one tonight.


ivorysoap76 June 26, 2009 at 7:34 am

@Satsuki–Good luck!

Gill September 5, 2009 at 5:39 am

I cannot believe how simple this is……..

Gill in Canada

DW January 14, 2010 at 7:58 am

Can you make this using homemade yogurt recipes?

Allandra November 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

LOL I learned that that was how you make “Greek” yohgurt; you’re just not supposed to let it drain quite so long, if I remember correctly (haven’t done it in a while…). Now I at least know if I leave too long, I can still eat it! I love cream cheese. x3

Sarahs November 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Ok so I make my own homemade yogurt can I do this to that? Lol

Amanda April 18, 2013 at 8:12 am

I am so glad I found this site! I’ve searched for a lot of these tips and recipes and couldn’t find any that I could actually use. You have no idea how much you’ve helped me and my family out. Thank you so much!!!

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