Homemade Cream Cheese

This homemade cream cheese is so simple,  it just requires 1 ingredient, it’s also a great way to use up yogurt if you have too much or if you are need cream cheese for a recipe but don’t have any.

Cheese purist would say this is not a true cream cheese, but I think the results are excellent for such little effort.

The only thing you need is full fat natural yoghurt and what you are doing is straining off the whey.

I like to leave mine for a least a day and a half to make sure I have removed as much whey as possible and are left with a lovely ball of homemade cream cheese.

Use the liquid (whey) that drains off in your smoothies, it’s very good for you.

Homemade Cream Cheese
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Serves: 1 cup
  • Natural unsweetened full cream yoghurt
  • 1 muslin/cheese cloth
  1. Place your cheesecloth or cloth in a bowl, and pour the mixture on top. Gather the edges of the cloth together, and tie to form a tight ball.
  2. The whey will start dripping out--this is normal.
  3. suspend the ball over a bowl (to catch the whey) for at least 15 hours.


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