Easy to Make Cream Cheese ~
How to Make Easy to Make Cream Cheese ~
- What you need:
A colander or fine mesh strainer. Cheese cloth or muslin or coffee filters (the paper kind). I had some muslin squares I used that could be washed and kept in a plastic bag for the next use. Line colander or strainer with cheese cloth or filters or muslin. set in a bowl or pan to catch the whey that will drip, you want to keep the yogurt from sitting in the drippings.
- Yogurt: Homemade plain is good or i buy organic plain with no additives. It is important to get one that has no gelatin or thickeners. The amount is up to you I get the large container when I buy Yogurt to use. Whole milk or low fat both work just as well.
- Dump in yogurt sprinkle with a small pinch of salt if you want. Cover with a plate or cloth or some cover, you don't want anything falling in it will it is draining.
- Place in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night or longer. You decide the thickness you want. The longer you leave it to drain the whey the thicker it gets. Then enjoy.
- Will add some recipes for uses. Uses are as endless as your imagination. Make a spread with fruit.. put on a bagel and drizzle with honey.. add chives... add spices.. the ideas for use are endless... and the best part is if you use low fat it is 7 calories a tablespoon.. can't beat that...