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Cream cheese at home

Cream cheese at home

Yes, Keto is costly.  One way to make it budget friendly, is to make some essentials at home. This not only cuts down your cost for the month, but it also gives you control over the ingredients you put and you have a batch of unprocessed homemade essential at home.

And, Cream cheese is one of them. This is very easy to make and you need few ingredients on hand. It can me made in 2 ways and time and the nutrient information will vary according to the way you chose.

Suggestions- Cream cheese can be used in desserts, (cheesecake, duh !) savoury or sweet fat bombs or even more cinnamom pancakes (drooool)

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Cream cheese at home
Oh, we know how costly is cream cheese ! Only because cream cheese is so delicious, and can be used in various low carb desserts, sweet and savoury fat bombs; here I made cream cheese at home which resembles the Philapadelphia cream cheese and tried many desserts with this homemade one. I make a batch of 1 kilo and store it in the fridge for 2 weeks. Feel free to add herbs, spices or even crushed berries to make flavour of your own.
From store bought paneer/cottage cheese
From homemade paneer/ cottage cheese
From store bought paneer/cottage cheese
From homemade paneer/ cottage cheese
From store-bought paneer
  1. Crush the paneer / cottage cheese in small pieces
  2. Take a blender / mixer. Add the crumbled paneer and cream with a pinch of salt
  3. Blend till the mixture is soft and is with a spreadable consistency
From homemade paneer/cottage cheese
  1. Bring the full fat milk to a boil
  2. Add the lemon juice or vinegar. The fat within the milk starts to curdle. Let all the fat separate from the whey (liquid)
  3. Take a cheese cloth and drain the whey
  4. Squeeze the liquid out and let it stand for 45 minutes so that whey is completely drained and you get full fat and low in carb - cream cheese. This is your paneer .
  5. Take a blender, add the paneer and cream with salt. Blend till smooth.
Recipe Notes

Net carbs of the cream cheese made from scratch will vary and depend on the separation of whey and fats.

Following nutrition label is for the cheese made from store brought paneer

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 20
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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