Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Homemade Cream Cheese (sort of)

My kids enjoy bagels and cream cheese for breakfast, but the flavored cream cheese at the grocery store is full of all kinds of additives.  We've started buying plain whipped cream cheese and adding our own flavors:

Sometimes I mix strawberry jam in with the cream cheese.  Of course though the kids' favorite is when I spread the plain cream cheese on a bagel and sprinkle brown sugar over top.  Not quite as healthy, but still free of colors and preservatives.  :)  What other flavor combinations should we try?

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  1. Try cinnamon and sugar, or for something different try pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon.

    Also maybe try stirring in some apple sauce or apple butter.

  2. Honey, toasted almonds and a little cinnamon!

  3. Put yogurt or kefir in a cheese cloth and let the whey drip out. You will have homemade cream cheese :)