Sunday, June 28, 2009

Homemade Cream Cheese Spread

I love putting a cream cheese spread on my bagels! It adds so much more flavor than butter and is a nice change from peanut butter or jam. So yesterday when I had some strawberries leftover after making some homemade strawberry rhubarb jam, I decided to make an attempt at some homemade cream cheese spread!

The Ingredients...

...5 oz. cream cheese (really. it's however much you want to use. I just used 5 oz. because it's what I had leftover after a frosting recipe I made)
...1 cap full of vanilla extract
...Smashed Strawberries (yet again, how much is up to you. I just kept mashing and adding until I felt it tasted right.)


Soften cream cheese and stir in vanilla. Smash up strawberries and stir in. Store in refrigerator.

My Thoughts...
This was quite comparable to the store boughten cream cheese spread. I'm eager to try this again with different flavors. I haven't done an actual price of this homemade version...but I do know that it most definetely cost me under $1 to make. Which sure beats the pants off of the store bought price any day! Next time I have a craving for cream cheese spread on my bagel, I'll just whip up my own!


Snow White said...

that looks great - especially on your homemade bagels!!

MoneySavinDiva said...

It is delish! I had never dreamed of making this myself until I realized there was none in the refrigerator! It's little things like these that will help us transition from two incomes to one!

God Bless!

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