Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Homemade Flavored Cream Cheese

Sometimes I laugh at myself... well, actually I do that a lot. I am FOREVER trying not to have to buy things that we may like, but instead, figure out ways to make them myself. I know I have told you that before.
One thing I quit buying a long time ago was flavored cream cheese. My kids really like it. I used to buy it for our Sunday morning bagels. Bagels are perfect for Sunday morning around here, because we are all getting ready for church.
 One day I looked at the ingredients in the flavored cream cheese and was once again appalled to find that there was a lot of junk in there. Not surprised, but bothered, and I put it back on the shelf and said, I'm not buying this anymore... much to my kids dismay.
So at home I pulled out some of my ingredients and my food processor and started mixing.
It turned out SO good... I can't believe I waited so long!
This is what I used:
(you can substitute any berries you like)

1/2-1 cup of strawberries (I used 1/2 but my berries were VERY juicy)
1 stick of cream cheese or 8 oz of homemade
1 tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp powdered sugar, honey or sweetener of your choice

Mix well!

This is SO easy, and SO good!

Another one we make that is very popular in our house is Chocolate Cream Cheese!

1 stick of cream cheese or 8 oz of homemade
1 tsp vanilla 
2 Tbsp cocoa
4 Tbsp powdered sugar, honey or sweetener of your choice
Splash of cream or milk
1/4 cup of chocolate chips if desired

Mix well!

I hope you enjoy!




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