How To Make Cream Cheese Substitute | Cream Cheese Substitute Recipe | Beat Batter Bake With Upasana

Cream cheese is an ingredient widely used in both baking and dessert recipes. But cream cheese might not be easily available at your local store or even if it is available, it is usually a bit on the expensive side. But worry not! We are always here to help!
Beat Batter Bake with Upasana brings you the recipe for cream cheese substitute which you can use in most of your recipes.


1 litre milk (unskimmed)
Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 or 1 tsp. Yogurt


Take 1 litre of full fat milk in a heavy bottomed pan and bring to a boil. Once the milk boils, reduce the heat and add Lemon Juice to it and stir. Keep adding the lemon juice until the milk starts curdling. Take a muslin cloth and strain the curdled milk in it and let it cool for 30 minutes. After the curdled milk has cooled down add 1 tsp. salt to it and put it in a blender/mixer. Give it a spin and check for creamy texture.
Tip:- If the mixture is not creamy enough add half or 1 tsp. Yogurt to it and spin it again.

Your substitute for cream cheese is ready.

Let us know how your cream cheese turned out in the comments section.

Stay tuned for more quick & easy baking recipes on Basics of Baking with Upasana.

Host: Upasana Shukla
Director: Dolly Sanghvi
Camera: Kavaldeep Singh Jangwal, Akshay Sawant, Spandan Rout, Pratik Gamre
Editing: Kishor Rai
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Producer: Rajjat A. Barjatya
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22 Responses

  1. Swati Thapar says:

    Great tip and a very useful one. I love your videos Upasna. How much cream cheese would this amt of milk make??

  2. how can I use this cream cheese to make cake as it is salty??????

  3. sonal dave says:

    salt is compulsory in this receipe

  4. hey, i make it in a slightly different way….i add 200ml of Amul cream to a litre of full cream milk….curdle it by adding a tbsp of apple cider vinegar and hang it overnight in a cheesecloth to remove excess moisture…..mine turned out a lot more creamier!

  5. Thank you Upasna. It is very useful for my recipes. really wonderful.

  6. Shai Nasir says:

    teach us some recipes too with ur cream cheese substitute…

  7. wow. this is useful. I tried it. it's great.

  8. Beat Batter Bake has gone out of recipes?

  9. Shweta says:

    +Rajshri Food, this is not a substitute. This what is shown in the video is EXACTLY what cream cheese is!!

  10. Sanjiti Guha says:

    can we use it to make cheese cake?

  11. wowiee thnk u sooooooooooo much for this..

  12. does it taste at least around Philadelphia cream cheese??

  13. Diti Mistry says:

    I think that you are just copying ideas from other channels, there is no originality.
    I'm noticing this from many past videos

  14. Mihika Shah says:

    how much quantity of cream cheese is made out of 1 litre of milk??

  15. how to use this as a frosting

  16. can it be used for cheese cake ???

  17. Fiza Zaki says:

    how much does this make???

  18. Fiza Zaki says:


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