How To Use Cream Cheese Instead Of Mascarpone
Cream cheese can be used as a substitute for mascarpone cheese. How to use cream cheese instead of mascarpone is outlined below. Mascarpone cheese is a rich, creamy cheese usually adding a sweet flavor to dishes like tiramisu. Mascarpone is not easily available always and you can use cream cheese instead. Even though the flavor might not be the same as while using mascarpone, using cream cheese works fine. The cream cheese can be mixed with a couple of other ingredients to make it taste similar to mascarpone.
Steps to be followed while using cream cheese instead of mascarpone:
Cream cheese should be thawed, stirred and smashed thoroughly to soften it. Softened cream cheese is similar in consistency to mascarpone cheese. Moreover, softened cream cheese easily mixes with other ingredients.
Mix sour cream or heavy whipping cream to this softened cream cheese. Heavy whipping cream should be added in significant amounts almost ¼ cup for every 8 ounces of cheese cream. Sour cream and cheese cream should be of equal amounts.
Blend this cream and cheese mixture thoroughly to obtain soft cheese. Use cream cheese plain or mixed instead of mascarpone. Even though the texture and taste would vary slightly without many adverse affects to the recipes.
Use cream cheese as a substitute for Italian cream cheese or mascarpone. Mascarpone has a stronger cream taste than cheese and by blending cream cheese with sour cream and whipping cream, you can give it almost a similar creamy, sweet taste of mascarpone.