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Homemade Mascarpone

Just for fun, I tried making my own mascarpone!Homemade Mascarpone - as a low carber, why not try making your own cheese?!?

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As you may have seen – I recently made some homemade butter – just by shaking up some cream! I didn't do this to create a low carb alternative – but because it was interesting to try making my own dairy products!

How to Make Homemade Butter

It all started because I bought this cheese-making kit – some of the recipes look rather scary and need more equipment that I currently have – but I'll work up to those!

Homemade mascarpone, however, didn't look too tricky. The kit contained the citric acid and salt that I needed, and the only other ingredient was heavy cream. Equipment-wise I needed a saucepan, thermometer (I used this Instant Read one), bowl, colander, and a drain bag or cheesecloth.

How to Make Homemade Mascarpone

I gently cooked the cream until it had reached 190F.Homemade Mascarpone - as a low carber, why not try making your own cheese?!?

Then I added the citric acid and cheese salt.Homemade Mascarpone - as a low carber, why not try making your own cheese?!?

The instructions give a very specific stirring motion – up and down, not round and round. I placed a sieve over a large bowl, lined it with cheesecloth, and poured in the cream mixture.Homemade Mascarpone - as a low carber, why not try making your own cheese?!?

I let it drain and cool to room temperature, then covered it and placed it in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, all the whey had drained out, and I was left with the curds – in this case: mascarpone!Homemade Mascarpone - as a low carber, why not try making your own cheese?!?

 

The taste is amazing! So fresh and creamy! It would be absolutely perfect served on top of fresh berries for a beautiful summer dessert!

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Cheryl

Friday 18th of May 2018

where is the recipe?

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Monday 26th of June 2017

[…] grocery stores carry mascarpone cheese, but it’s also surprisingly¬†easy to make your own¬†at home. I need to try that […]

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